Western Digital has updated its offerings in their enterprise-class storage with the release of new "RE SAS" and "RE SATA" hard drives models in capacities up to 4 TB. The drives are available immediately in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for nearline SAS; and 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB for SATA. Both series ship only in the 3.5-inch form factor and offer the combination of enterprise-class features and high-capacity to meet the growing demands of business-critical environments.
Features of the new WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives include:
- Dual port, full duplex connectivity: Ideal for leading business-critical enterprise topologies.
- 1.4M hours MTBF / 1.2M hours MTBF: Provides the highest level of reliability for 24x7 and up to
- 100% duty applications, for the WD RE SAS and SATA, respectively.
- Planet friendly: RoHS compliant, halogen reduced components.
- NoTouch ramp load technology: Recording heads never touch the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to recording heads and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
- Dual Stage Actuation (DSA) and Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF): Best in class operation and performance when drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
- Highest Capacity: Perfect for maximum capacity enterprise storage solutions, such as scale out, cloud storage, RAID arrays, and NAS; a massive 2.4 PB of available storage (with 10 4U, 60 bay enclosures).
- Highest Reliability: 5-disk platform, 800 GB per platter, SAS-interface, 6 Gb/sec transfer rates built for high performance 24x7.
Starting today the drives are available through select distributors and resellers. All of the 3.5-inch WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. Pricing starts at $139 for the 1 TB SAS model.
Model Number Capacity and Features MSRP (USD)
WD4001FYYG 4 TB, SAS 6 Gb/s $479.00
WD3001FYYG 3 TB, SAS 6 Gb/s $369.00
WD2001FYYG 2 TB, SAS 6 Gb/s $249.00
WD1001FYYG 1 TB, SAS 6 Gb/s $139.00
WD4000FYYZ 4 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s $459.00
WD3000FYYZ 3 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s $349.00
WD2000FYYZ 2 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s $229.00