WD debuts XE SAS drive

WD debuts XE SAS drive

Oct 1, 2013

WD has recently launched its XE 3,5-inch SAS hard drive, allowing companies to make use of the 2,5-inch 10 000 RPM SAS hard drive in a 3,5-inch format. This is possible with the mounting of the XE 2,5-inch, hard drive in a 3,5-inch WD performance sled.

This will allow companies to incorporate these powerful 2,5-inch hard drives into their legacy systems, which usually require a 3,5-inch format. In addition to the performance benefit of 10 000 RPM, this drive delivers a super fast 6Gbps transfer rate, sequential data rate of 204Mbps and an impressive random I/O performance.

With added benefits – such as lower power consumption and an easier upgrade path for existing 3,5-inch storage systems – this drive delivers in all arenas.

Tested in its field with an impressive 2-million hour MTBF (mean time between failures) and boasting up to 900Gb of high performance, this drive is the ideal solution for enterprise server and storage applications. WD’s XE hard drives are the perfect solution for high performance computing and mission critical environments.