IT - Storage

$562, and also Exos AP 2U12 storage systems and controller for AP 4U100 storage systems

"Seagate Technology plc is shipping 18TB helium-based enterprise HDDs in volume as part of the Exos X18 family.

This drive delivers performance and mass capacity for hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage increasing amounts of data.

Additionally, the firm's enterprise data solutions launched the Exos Application Platform (AP) 2U12 as well as a new controller for its AP 4U100 systems..."


Western Digital Red Pro 16TB And 18TB HDDs Announced
StorageReview, September 23rd, 2020
Along with their updated Purple drives, Western Digital has announced two new massive HDD releases, the WD Red Pro 16TB, and 18TB drives

"Purpose-built for medium to large-scale business customers and support for up to 24-bay NAS systems, the new Red Pro drives are engineered with CMR recording technology at 7200RPM, allowing them to handle high-intensity workloads in 24x7 environments. WD indicates that they are perfect for archiving and sharing use cases and are well suited for RAID array rebuilding on extended operating systems including ZFS.

The new WD Red Pro drives feature NASware 3.0, the company's advanced firmware technology. This allows for seamless integration, comprehensive data protection, and optimal performance under heavy loads in NAS systems. NASware 3.0 also improves storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability..."


COVID-19 Stresses Healthcare Data Storage Resources
SearchStorage, September 23rd, 2020
Healthcare organizations face new obstacles to effectively manage and store their data resources. See how they're using cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premises storage models

"Healthcare providers are coping with the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with treating their usual patients. On top of that, there's the additional responsibility of assuring that a rapidly increasing volume of patient and business data is accessible and secure, as many IT staffers work from home.

What follows is a look at the healthcare data storage problems frontline medical providers are dealing with and how they're coping..."


From 9 platters now, 10-disk designs may emerge sooner than originally planned.

"With all HDD vendors on 9-disk platforms for current-gen nearline HDD products that support 16TB and 18TB CMR capacities, a question looms soon whether more disks-per-drive may be required to reach even higher capacities.

Both Western Digital and Seagate have commenced shipping low volumes of 18TB, 9-platter HDDs, supporting 2TB/disk; however, the means to reach these per-disk capacities have required employing various design choices and technologies..."


Western Digital (WD) announced additions to its family of WD Purple storage solutions. The new additions consist of an 18TB HDD and a 1TB microSD, both due out later this year

"The gold line got 18TB HDDs a few months ago as well. Western Digital was founded 50 years ago as General Digital. Since then, it has become a household name, providing digital storage devices for everything from home use to the data center.

Western Digital's Purple drives are targeted at surveillance and camera use. WD's Purple line of HDDs primarily distinguishes themselves from other WD drives with a higher workload rating. The smaller HDDs have workload ratings of up to 180TB/year. The larger HDDs support twice that, 360TB/year. The storage mediums are also tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications..."

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