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WD Gold 10TB Datacenter Enterprise-Class Hard Drive Review (Page 2)

By Tyler Bernath from Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:19 CST
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.

PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The WD Gold 10TB Enterprise Class Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD101KRYZ retails for $798.00 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The WD Gold 10TB Datacenter Enterprise-Class Hard Drive retails for £ at Amazon UK.

Canada: The WD Gold 10TB Datacenter Enterprise-Class Hard Drive retails for $ CAD at Amazon Canada.

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