Western Digital has this week unveiled a new addition to its HGST brand of hardware with the announcement of a new enterprise class 14 TB hard drive which is equipped with “host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology”.
The HGST Ultrastar Hs14 hard drive’s capacity is capable of providing 40 percent more storage and more than twice the sequential write performance of its SMR predecessor. Ultrastar Hs14 14TB Enterprise Drive Features and specifications include :
– HelioSeal Technology: Western Digital’s fourth-generation helium filled drive technology brings the highest capacity hard drive to market much sooner than competing offerings.
– Host-managed SMR Technology: Second-generation enterprise storage deployment of host-managed SMR delivers 14TB with no compromise of performance predictability and consistency. Host-managed SMR hard drives are designed specifically for sequential write environments, and will not work as drop-in replacements for traditional capacity enterprise drives.
– Reliability: Amongst the industry’s highest MTBF rating at 2.5M hours.
As cloud and hyperscale data centers look for affordable options to capture the growing volume and variety of data, HGST launches the world’s first enterprise-class 14TB HDD, Ultrastar® Hs14. Based on host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology, this 3.5-inch hard drive helps address Big Data challenges and the emerging sequential write workload segment in the data center.
Optimized to deliver the highest capacity at low total cost of ownership (TCO), the Hs14 provides unprecedented capacity leadership by harnessing two core complementary technologies— 4th generation HelioSeal® technology and 2nd-generation host-managed SMR. These field proven technologies provide the foundation for delivering efficiency, quality and reliable performance required by cloud and hyperscale data centers.
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Western Digital or HGST, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always. For more information in the meantime jump over to the official product page via the link below.
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