To cater for rapidly expanding demand for data centre storage, distributor Drive Control Corporation is now stocking WD Se in capacities of 2, 3 and 4 Terabytes (TB). These drives offer optimal storage for six to 12 bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and scale out architectures, delivering a cost-effective combination of performance, 24×7 reliability and workload capability while maintaining the hardiness of true enterprise-class design.
“The WD Se range is best suited for bulk cloud storage, replicated environments, large scale NAS architecture, backup and archiving. WD positions these drives ideally to meet the growing demand in today’s data-driven environment. Data volumes are growing rapidly and therefore users are requiring much more storage along with the ability to access this information instantly. Working optimally in replicated 24x7x365 environments, these drives also provide companies with the ability to ‘scale out’ their data centres without the need to replace whole systems but rather add on the required storage,” says Farhad Alli, WD Product Specialist at DCC.
A dual processor maximises performance, while dual port, full duplex connectivity on the SATA drives eliminates single points of failure for higher reliability, performance and data availability. Dual actuator technology offers a read/write head positioning system with two actuators to improve positional accuracy over the data tracks, further enhancing performance and stability, while StableTrac technology secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilise the platters for accurate tracking.
A multi-axis shock sensor detects even the subtlest shock events, while enhanced vibration protection corrects both linear and rotational vibration in real-time, helping to protect vital data from corruption. RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery prevents drive fallout cause by extended hard drive error recovery processes, and dynamic fly-height technology adjusts the read-write head’s fly height in real-time for optimal reliability. In addition, NoTouch ramp load technology means that the recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and better drive protection in transit.
“Resellers are also able to create new revenue opportunities with these drives as they can now target data centres, expanding their markets. These drives also allow resellers to tap into the cloud data centre market,” concludes Alli.
The new WD Se Enterprise Drives are now available from resellers for recommended retail prices of R2 010.00 (2TB), R2 299.00 (3TB) and R3 799.00 (4TB). All pricing is inclusive of VAT