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WD Gold 10TB Datacenter Enterprise-Class Hard Drive Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: 4 days, 13 hours ago
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Western Digital

WD Gold 10TB

 

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The WD Gold follows the helium-filled design of the WD Red. Capacity is printed in bold text on the left the model, with the cache and interface to the right.

 

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The backside of the drive houses a green PCB, with several Torx screws holding it in place.

 

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The SATA power and data interface is lined up perfectly for hot-swap backplanes and drive trays.

 

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A closer look at the PCB reveals the Avago controller in the center and Nanya DRAM above, to the right the Smooth branded motor driver.

 

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WD has changed up the connectivity between the PCB and drive itself, moving from a pin system on the drive to an LGA type array.

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