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Western Digital launches 10TB Red and Red Pro drives with combined Helium

WESTERN DIGITAL has announced dual products from a concentration portfolio today. After progressing announcing a new SAS expostulate from HGST, a flagship WD code has also launched a new chronicle of a long-running WD Red and WD Red Pro drives for NAS drives.

The updated versions deliver a 10TB ability for a initial time, giving a SOHO and SMB user even some-more ability on-premise before even populating a cloud.

“In Jul 2012, we introduced a WD Red line to residence a singular performance, harmony and scalability hurdles confronting home and tiny business NAS customers,” pronounced Brendan Collins, clamp boss of Western Digital’s inclination business unit.

“Five years and over 16 million WD Red family tough drives later, we continue to allege a platform, bringing a innovative HelioSeal height and other modernized technologies that concede business to accommodate their elaborating private cloud needs.”

WD Red drives are directed during up-to 8-bay arrays and are common in many renouned pre-populated NAS products, from WD and other OEMs. The Red Pro operation can support adult to 16-bay NAS drives in building and shelve formations.

The 10TB chronicle uses a helium formed sourroundings to supplement capacity. The Helioseal sourroundings means that smaller gaps between marks on a platter and a lighter hold on a front can still grasp identical results.

The new chronicle also adds 3D Active Balance Plus, to urge altogether expostulate opening and reliability.

NASware 3.0 is WD’s flagship middleware incorporated into a disc, designed for easy formation and charity seamless formation with a MyCloud Pro and MyCloud Expert operation of NAS drives.

1Currently in harmony contrast with a series of heading NAS vendors, a new expostulate is accessible in a US already during comparison retailers, clocking in during $494 for a Red and $533 for a Red Pro. Which rather begs a question, given a additional two-year (five in total) guaranty and extended speed, is it not value deliberation a additional $50 anyway?

UK accessibility to follow. µ

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