If your storage could do with an upgrade you may be interested in a new 15 TB Ultrastar DC HC620 HDD created by Western Digital, designed to provide “an unprecedented capacity point with a time-to-market advantage for customers who have invested in, and continue to take advantage of the benefits of SMR”. Using 15 TB HDDs allows a fully populated 4U60 HDD enclosure to reach a raw storage capacity of 900 TB, which is an additional 60 TB per 4U rack in the same footprint compared to those utilising 14 TB HDDs.
“With data continuing to grow at unprecedented rates, many hyperscale and cloud storage customers know that their workloads trend toward data that is written sequentially. In these instances, customers are optimising their infrastructures with the lowest TCO and the maximum capacity,” said Eyal Bek, vice president of product marketing, Western Digital. “By capitalising on our highest-capacity SMR storage solutions, our customers’ investment can not only be fully leveraged today, but for subsequent generations of SMR areal density improvements for continued infrastructure optimisation.”
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.
Source: WDFiled Under: Hardware, Top News