Some of you confirmed up right here with pitchforks in hand and able to argue that even 22 terabytes of cupboard space is not sufficient to make sure by no means having to ship a file to the recycle bin ever once more. Fair sufficient, however headline quibbling apart, a 22TB laborious disk drive (HDD) is an entire lot of storage for the common individual, and is now out there to each customers and enterprise prospects.
Western Digital has formally gained the race to 22TB in a single-drive answer for retail, having now expanded the monstrous capability from its Ultrastar DC HC570 HDD for servers to its Purple Pro (surveillance), Red Pro (NAS containers), and Gold (enterprise) product strains.
“We are thrilled to reach this milestone as HDDs are complex and sophisticated systems,” mentioned Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice chairman of product administration and advertising, HDD Business Unit at Western Digital. “From the cloud to the edge, Western Digital’s hard drives play a vital role in storing, protecting, capturing and analyzing data that’s shaping nearly every aspect of our digital lives. Our technology leadership and expanded portfolio of industry-leading HDDs provide us with a tremendous opportunity to deliver value to our customers today and well into the future.”
All 4 helium-filled drive strains share an analogous make-up, leveraging OptiNAND know-how, energy-assisted PRM (ePRM), and a triple-stage actuator navigated a stack of ten 2.2TB platters. They all additionally share the identical 3.5-inch type issue with a SATA 6Gbps interface, 7,200 RPM spindle velocity, and beefy 512MB of cache.
Looking on the retail fashions, the 22TB Red Pro and Purple Pro are each rated to ship a most sustained knowledge charge of 265MB/s, whereas the Gold mannequin bumps that as much as 291MB/s. As for sturdiness, the imply time earlier than failure (MTBF) score the Gold and Purple Pro fashions is 2.5 million ours, and 1 million hours for the Red Pro.
The 22TB Red Pro, 22TB Purple Pro, and 22TB Gold are all out there now for $599.99. Pricey upfront, however that additionally works out to lower than 3 cents per gigabyte.