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Western Digital now offering their SAS-based Xe drives in 3.5-inch form factor

WD begin the week by unveiling their 3.5-inch SAS-based WD Xe HDD

| Storage News | Posted: Apr 22, 2013 12:00 pm

Western Digital have just unveiled their latest storage device, a new 3.5-inch SAS-based solution for legacy data center storage systems. The release of their WD Xe, a 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM, SAS-based HDD, is now available in a 3.5-inch WD performance adapter.

 

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The new drive is shipping immediately, offering best-in-class performance, low power consumption, and a simple upgrade path for existing 3.5-inch storage systems. WD have cited the slowing demand for 3.5-inch, high-performance enterprise-class drives, but there is still a need for an alternate high-performance device as a transitional solution for legacy systems.

 

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WD's 3.5-inch SAS WD Xe drive arrives with a SATA 6Gbps standard, and a sequential data rate of 204MB/sec. The 3.5-inch SAS drive can deliver up to 67% lower power versus 3.5-inch 15,000 RPM drives, which dramatically reduces cost and heat output. The new WD Xe SAS drives will arrive in 300GB, 600GB and 900GB and are priced from $229.99 to $599.99.

 

The drives are covered by Western Digital's five-year limited warranty.

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