WD Se Hard Drive For Scale-Out Data Center

Western Digital has announced their latest innovative hard drive designed for scale-out data center, the Se.

WD Se is built on enterprise-class platform for 24x7x365 data center operational.

This hard drive the right combination of affordability and the ability to cope with the massive semi-structured data growth, which accelerate the scale-out data center of any size.

• A dual processor for twice the processing power to maximize performance;
• Enhanced Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) technology that includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time;
• Dual actuator technology improves head positional accuracy over the data track(s);
• StableTrac™ whereby the motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations delivering a consistent level of performance for applications;
• Multi-axis shock sensor automatically detects the subtlest shock events and compensates to protect the data;
• RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER) prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives, and;
• Dynamic fly height technology where each read-write head’s fly height is adjusted in real time for optimum reliability.

WD Se will be available on the market in the third quarter of 2013 with a capacity of 2TB to 4TB. While the price is set starting from U.S. $170 to U.S. $325.

Source: wdc