Western Digital’s Ultrastar Hs14 packs a large 14TB capability right into a single drive — a world’s first — and you may’t have it. Not but at the very least.
The brand new enterprise-class drive falls below the corporate’s HGST model and is constructed for cloud and information facilities. In response to Western Digital, it has 40 % extra capability and greater than twice the write efficiency of its predecessor.
Designed for sequential write environments, the three.5-inch drives use host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) expertise (PDF) mixed with WD’s HelioSeal development. The drive is hermetically sealed with helium, which permits for thinner disks and extra of them whereas additionally decreasing prices, cooling wants and energy consumption.
The drive can also be quieter and has larger reliability, rated at 2.5 million hours. Full particulars on the Ultrastar Hs14 might be discovered on the HGST website.