During September 2019 Western Digital will be launching their new 10TB Ultrastar DC HC330 hard drive based on the companies mature HC300 family of products. “At 10 TB, the Ultrastar DC HC330 provides you with the same capacity as our previous Helium-based 10 TB, but uses fewer disks and heads to deliver even better value” explains Western Digital.
The Ultrastar DC HC330 incorporates a variety of key security features suited for enterprise applications including Dual Safe RSA-signed firmware Allowing the hard drive to keep a backup copy of its firmware to prevent accidental data loss if power happens to fail during a firmware update. Unfortunately no pricing has been announced as yet for the September launch but you can expect more details to be made available in the coming months.
“Compared to our 10 TB Helium drive (Ultrastar DC HC510), the Ultrastar DC HC330 provides up to 40% performance gains on low queue depth, small block random writes. These performance improvements are possible with the addition of the Media Cache Plus feature, which was previously only available on the SAS SKUs of the Ultrastar DC HC510, but is now featured on every SKU of the Ultrastar DC HC300 family.”
“To help protect data from unauthorized use, both SAS and SATA models of the Ultrastar DC HC330 offer hardware-based encryption options. The SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) option combines the Sanitize Crypto Scramble / Erase functionality and TCG-Enterprise encryption (Trusted Computing Group, Enterprise SSC). Additionally, a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated model will be offered in a SAS configuration.”
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