WD launches WD Se line of hard drives
New Delhi, India, October 17, 2013: WD, a Western Digital company and world leader for storage deployed in datacenters, today launched its WD Se line of hard drives, designed for scale-out datacenter deployments. Built on an enterprise-grade platform for reliable 24x7x365 datacenter operation, WD Se is tailored to deliver the right combination of performance, reliability and robustness for large-scale replicated environments, mid-sized network attached storage (NAS) deployment, and backup/archiving applications.
WD Se is an enterprise-class drive with the right blend of affordability and capabilities to address the massive growth of semi-structured data, which is accelerating the scale-out of datacenters of all sizes. Now shipping in capacities up to 4 TB, the new WD Se hard drives enables customers to balance their data growth challenges in multi-drive enclosures without compromising enterprise-class features.
Richard E. Rutledge, Senior vice president of WD’s datacenter storage business unit, said, “Today’s cloud datacenter installations require a cost-effective way to build large-scale storage systems, while maintaining the 24×7 reliability necessary to minimize total cost of ownership. WD’s utilization of vast amounts of manufacturing and engineering data has forced us – like many other companies – to use map-reduce methodologies to effectively analyze our data. The WD Se hard drives are used in our own big datacenter, where we have gained real-world experience with Apache Hadoop.”
WD Se drives also address the fast-growing SMB to mid-range network-attached storage (NAS) market. The robust enterprise-class design and higher workload capabilities for SMB-focused 6-bay-plus table-top NAS units and rack-mount multi-tenant NAS solutions with up to 24 bays, provide NAS integrators a complement to WD Red hard drives, which are for small NAS systems. WD’s other datacenter hard drives – WD Xe and WD Re – round out the high-end of the NAS market, offering higher durability and performance for large-scale rack-based NAS systems. Together, WD Se, WD Xe, WD Re and WD Red provide a total portfolio of robust storage devices to match every size and scale of NAS deployment.
Price and Availability
WD’s Se hard drives, shipping in capacities from 2 TB to 4 TB, (models: WD2000F9YZ, WD3000F9YZ, and WD4000F9YZ) are available through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the WD Se 2 TB, model # (WD2000F9YZ) is Rs 9650 (inclusive of taxes), WD Se 3 TB, model # (WD3000F9YZ) is Rs 13800 and WD Se 4 TB, model # (WD4000F9YZ) is Rs 18100. WD’s Se drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty.
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