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WD Xe 10k SAS 2.5-inch Enterprise HDD Review - WD Xe 10k Internals and Specifications

WD Xe 10k SAS 2.5-inch Enterprise HDD Review
WD's Xe provides high-density performance storage for demanding applications. We take a closer look at how it competes with other 10k HDD solutions. (NASDAQ:WDC)
By: | HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Mar 21, 2014 2:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: WD

WD Xe 10k Internals




The Xe comes in the standard 15mm 2.5-inch form factor.




The dense foam pads help protect the PCB from vibration, and the white thermal pads allow the controller components to shed heat into the drive housing.


The upper left of the PCB holds two DRAM packages that total 32MB. A Winbond motor controller is placed on the right side of the PCB, and the secondary processor is near the bottom edge.




The Marvell i1248-C2 controller is the primary controller for the drive.




The SAS 6Gb/s connection provides the SCSI command set and dual-port functionality.



WD Xe 10k Specifications


The Xe series also offers an SED option with the AES-256 encryption engine for Crypto erase functionality. The drive is rated for 600,000 load/unload cycles and has a non-recoverable read errors per bits read ranking of 10 in 10E17.


The Xe is also available in a WDxxxHKHG model. The 2.5-inch drive is mounted into a 3.5-inch adaptor that also acts as a large heat sink. This keeps the drive cool and allows for compatibility in legacy applications.





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