Western Digital made a 14TB hard drive that you can’t buy
Western Digital has created 14 TB hard drive that will be ideal for videographers and people in need of a single drive for all of their files for years to come. The bad news is that this hard drive is intended for data centers only.
The Ultrastar Hs14 is the world’s first 14TB hard drive, according to Western Digital, with transfer rates of up to 223MiB/s on SATA and SAS intefaace.
The new drive also has a higher MTBF (mean time between failures) rating of 2.5 million hours, meaning the device will not fail for a very long time. The Ultrastar Hs14 is only available for Western Digital business customers. The price is not known.
This is the current leader when it comes to storing a huge amount of data, but it might not be in the lead for long. Seagate already plans to launch a 16TB helium-filled drive in 2018. That could be followed up with a 20TB drive in 2020.
Ultrastar Hs14 14TB Enterprise Drive Features and Specifications:
HelioSeal Technology: Western Digital’s fourth-generation helium filled drive technology brings the highest capacity hard drive to market much sooner than competing offerings.
Host-managed SMR Technology: Second-generation enterprise storage deployment of host-managed SMR delivers 14TB with no compromise of performance predictability and consistency. Host-managed SMR hard drives are designed specifically for sequential write environments, and will not work as drop-in replacements for traditional capacity enterprise drives.
Reliability: Amongst the industry’s highest MTBF rating at 2.5M hours.
Availability: The Ultrastar Hs14 enterprise hard drive is currently sampling to select OEMs and comes with a 5-year limited warranty. Source: Western Digitalhttp://gizbrain.com/2017/10/07/western-digital-made-14tb-hard-drive-specs/https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Western-Digital-Ultrastar-Hs14-14TB.jpg?fit=936%2C492https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Western-Digital-Ultrastar-Hs14-14TB.jpg?fit=210%2C110TECH NEWShdd,Technology,Western DigitalWestern Digital has created 14 TB hard drive that will be ideal for videographers and people in need of a single drive for all of their files for years to come. The bad news is that this hard drive is intended for data centers only. The Ultrastar Hs14 is the...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain