HGST Offers World’s First 14TB Hard Drive

Posted by at 8:54 am on October 5, 2017

Western Digital shipping the world’s first 14 terabyte hard drive¬† and even sports power saving, too.

Sold by Western Digital’s HGST brand, the helium-filled Ultrastar Hs14 promises 60 percent lower idle power use per terabyte when compared to the 8TB air-filled drives that are common today. It’s also available in two formats: SATA and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). Both types can achieve a sustained transfer rate of 223MiB/s and are rated at 2.5 million hours (Mean Time Between Failures) backed up by a five year warranty.

Western Digital says helium is the key to such high capacity drive. The less dense atmosphere inside the sealed drive allows for more precise read/write mechanisms, more platters to be stacked, and for those platters to spin more easily meaning less power is required to do so.

For now, the 14TB hard drive is aimed squarely at the enterprise user and other data centers users,


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