Western Digital has more storage solutions for different needs than you can shake a stick at. If you need a fast HDD for your notebook or desktop, WD has it. If you need a HDD for a server, WD has it. if you need external storage, WD has it. You get the idea. The company has added a couple new offerings to its line of pro storage solutions for enterprises.
The new drives are the WD S25 and the RE SAS HDD. The S25 is the speed demon of the two offerings with a rotational speed of 10,000 rpm. The S25 is a 2.5-inch HDD and it uses the SAS 6Gb/s interface. The S25 line has been offered for a while now in 147GB and 300GB capacities. The drive is now offered in 450GB and 600GB capacities as well.
The other new HDD is a larger 3.5-inch SAS 6Gb/s HDD with a rotational speed of 7,200rpm. The HDD has storage capacity of 1TB or 2TB. The larger capacity drive is aimed at storage arrays and surveillance systems among other uses. The drives are shipping now to OEMs at undisclosed pricing.
"Meeting the demands of our customers and IT professionals in the enterprise market is the primary driver of our long-term commitment to SAS drives," said Darwin Kauffman, WD's vice president of enterprise storage solutions. "Our focused strategy in the enterprise continues to ensure that customers who have rewarded WD with their preference of WD drives in other application segments receive the same outstanding values of quality, reliability, performance and availability with WD's SAS drives. It is with that commitment that we are now able to meet a wider set of customer requirements."