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WD launches WD S25 SAS for demanding applications

Western Digital (WD) recently announced the availability of its third-generation WD S25 SAS hard drives, serving the performance-optimised, mission-critical enterprise server and storage market.

Shipping now, the new 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM, WD S25 with SAS 6 Gb/s interface hard drives offer IT professionals a more advanced array of ultra-reliable and efficient, high-performance storage, available in capacities of 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, and 900 GB, the company said. The WD S25 line is designed for the most demanding applications such as online transaction processing and multi-tiered networked storage arrays, WD representatives added.

“Continuing our commitment to the industry’s fastest-growing segment — 2.5-inch drives — WD is updating our small form factor SAS offering with the advanced technology of our third-generation drive, including a new 900 GB capacity point,” said Darwin Kauffman, VP of enterprise storage solutions, WD. “Our latest generation of WD S25 SAS drives offer a powerful combination of enterprise-class performance and industry-leading reliability that is ideal for demanding high-performance computing and mission-critical environments. WD is also delivering higher capacity offerings and the power efficiency of the small form factor footprint, providing the most efficient storage solution for IT professionals and enabling lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).”

The company added that the WD S25 SAS hard drives are currently shipping to OEMs, with broader availability at select resellers and distributors worldwide later next quarter. In addition, the WD S25 SAS hard drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty.

 

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