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WD launches new Gold series HDDs

By Bryan Chan & Kenny Yeo - on 21 Apr 2016, 11:33am

WD launches new Gold series HDDs


WD has enhanced its portfolio with new Gold data center hard drives. These drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount data center servers and storage enclosures.

It has a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 8TB that offers HelioSeal helium-technology for performance, ideal capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption for data center environments.

WD Gold data center hard drives include:

  • Improved power efficiency - New electronics enhance power efficiency up to 15 percent. HelioSeal technology enables up to 26 percent lower power consumption.
  • Better performance – Up to 18 percent sequential performance improvement over previous generation WD Re 4TB datacenter drives, and up to 30 percent improvement in random write performance over previous generation WD Re 6TB datacenter drives through media-based cache, and up to 3x improvement over competitive offerings.

High reliability – WD Gold incorporates best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processes to achieve one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry – 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB offering)

  • Dedicated Premium Support Line and WD Gold Model Numbers – Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold customers.

WD Gold model numbers:

  • 8TB: WD8002FRYZ
  • 6TB: WD6002FRYZ
  • 4TB: WD4002FYYZ

Source: Western Digital