Western Digital drops 26TB HDDs, 15.36 TB SSDs for servers

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Western Digital drops 26TB HDDs, 15.36 TB SSDs for servers
The new Ultrastar DC HC 570 22TB HDD

Western Digital has upped the data centra capacity ante with two new hard disks, fitting 26 and 22 terabytes respectively, and also, solid storage drives with up to 15.36 TB of space.

The 26 TB UltraSMR HDD uses as the name implies shingled magnetic recording to maximise the storage space per unit, at 2.6 TB per disk platter.

Sold as the Ultrastar DC HC670, the SMR drive is sampling with select hyperscale cloud customers currently, WD said.

The higher performance conventional magnetic recording (CMR) Ultrastar DC HC570 is the industry's first 22 TB HDD the company claimed, and Western Digital will commence volume shipments of the model to channel.

WD has equipped the drives with its ArmorCache [pdf] feature.

This, the company said, provides the performance of write-cache enable, with the data protection of write-cache disable in case of sudden power failures.

A new Ultrastar NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD model is sampling with select hyperscale cloud customers.

The solid-state storage comes in 2.5-inch form factor casing.

Gamers are catered for with two new SSDs.

The PCIe Gen 4 WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD targets power user gamers, promising read speeds of up to 7300 megabytes per second, low latency, predictive fast loading and adaptive thermal management.

Available in 1, 2 and 4 TB capacities, the SN850X SSDs will retail in July this year.

The portable WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD is said to deliver up to 2000 MBps read speeds over its Universal Serial Bus (USB) Gen 2x2 interface, in a case with adjustable red, green and blue lighting.

The P40 Game Drive will also be available in retail stores July onwards, in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities.


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