Western Digital releases the 12 TB WD Gold HDD
The new 3.5-inch 12 TB WD Gold HDD is designed for enterprise clients and is based on the same technologies found in the HGST Ultrastar He12 platform launched this year by Western Digital. Thus, it integrates eight 1.5 TB gen four HelioSeal platters.
Main features for the 12 TB WD Gold HDD include:
• 7200 RPM
• SATA 6 Gbps interface
• 256 MB DRAM cache
• 255 MB/s data transfer rate
• 4.16 ms average latency
• 2.5 million MTBF
• Helium filling
• 7 W TDP
• 5-year warranty
The new model also includes various sensors and protections against vibrations that guarantee sustained performance. It also comes with the new TLER (time-limited error recovery) rebuild assist mode for faster RAID recovery times.
All the WD Gold HDD variants can be ordered by enterprise customers from Western Digital’s site, where the 12 TB drive is priced at US$521.99. Retail customers can order the new model from NewEgg for US$539.99 (only 1 per customer).