Western Digital Unveils WD Xe 3.5-inch SAS Legacy Datacenter Storage Drive Solution

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Western Digital announced a new solution for legacy datacenter storage with the WD Xe, which consists of a 2.5-inch SAs hard drive mounted in a 3.5-inch WD “performance adapter”. The package is designed to offer low power consumption coupled with high performance for datacenters that need a way to migrate from 3.5-inch drive based systems without ditching their existing chassis.

The 10,000 RPM SAS drives feature 6Gbps tranfser rates with sequential data rates of 204MBps with up to 50% higher capacity and 67% less power consumption of other 3.5-inch (15,000 RPM) solutions. The solution also offers easy upgradability, dual-port full duplex connectivity, and NoTouch ramp load technology.

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Available capacities range from 300GB to 900GB, and prices range from $229.99 to $599.99, which includes a 5-year limited warranty.
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ajm531 replied on Fri, Apr 26 2013 12:39 AM

wow those are some speeds. It fantastic that they are helping those with legacy data center storage by providing small portable and fast hdd and a nice warranty to boot. I wish more electronics would have more warranties like that but we know they would make the mass of money that they do :\

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Clixxer replied on Fri, Apr 26 2013 1:39 AM

Well I have noticed that more and more companies are atleast giving long warranties on mid to high end stuff. My Samsung 840 pro has a 5 year warranty and the 840 has a 3 year warranty. I agree that I wish more companies would have better warranties, with technology getting better and efficient they are slowly coming up.

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