Western Digital has actually made a big HDD advancement

10-Disk HDD Design

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Western Digital has actually revealed its brand-new 22 TB CMR and 26 TB UltraSMR disk drive ( HDDs) which are now being checked by choose hyperscale cloud clients.

The factor the storage giant has actually had the ability to substantially broaden the capability of HDDs throughout the years is because of its ever broadening innovation portfolio that includes its distinct OptiNAND innovation, energy-assisted PMR ( ePMR), triple-stage actuator ( TSA), HelioSeal and now UltraSMR.

Western Digital’s brand-new ePMR drives take advantage of the business’s OptiNAND innovation to open greater levels of capability, efficiency and information resiliency. Its brand-new 22 TB CMR HDD includes OptiNAND to provide areal density on a 2.2 TB/platter HelioSeal platform with 10 disks.

While the typical customer likely does not have a requirement for such a high capability drive, cloud computing suppliers and other tech giants can utilize Western Digital’s HDDs to save more information in less area which might assist lower the expense of cloud storage services for end users.


By integrating OptiNAND with exclusive firmware that leverages HDD system-level hardware improvements, Western Digital’s brand-new UltraSMR innovation presents big block encoding with an innovative mistake correction algorithm that increases track-per-inch (TPI) to allow greater capability HDDs.

The very first HDD to utilize this brand-new innovation is the business’s brand-new 26 TB Ultrastar DC HC670 UltraSMR HDD that includes 2.6 TB per plate and deals 18 percent more storage capability. As cloud service companies are significantly including SMR to their datacenter roadmaps, the drive’s 26 TB capability might serve as a tipping point to speed up adoption.

EVP and GM of Western Digital’s HDD Business Unit, Ashley Gorakhpurwalla supplied additional insight on the business’s HDD innovation portfolio in a news release, stating:

” As a longstanding partner of the market’s leading cloud suppliers, we comprehend their special requirements in structure next-generation cloud facilities and bought numerous HDD developments we established together with our areal density innovation. Our intent with taking this advancement method was not just to deal with the capability needs of the world’s biggest cloud titans however to provide on a roadmap that would likewise support the progressing economics of their information centers for years to come. With ePMR, OptiNAND and now UltraSMR as the structure of Western Digital’s HDD roadmap, our cloud clients can continue quickly scaling their company by benefiting from our developments to decrease their storage TCO.”

The 22 TB Ultrastar DC HC570 HDD will quickly start volume deliveries to the channel while the 26 TB Ultrastar DC HC670 UltraSMR HDD is set to start delivering to pick clients this summer season.

Anthony Spadafora

After getting his start at ITProPortal while residing in South Korea, Anthony now blogs about cybersecurity, webhosting, cloud services, VPNs and software application for TechRadar Pro. In addition to composing the news, he likewise modifies and submits evaluations and functions and tests various VPNs from his house in Houston, Texas. Just recently, Anthony has actually taken a more detailed take a look at standing desks, workplace chairs and all sorts of other work from house fundamentals. When not working, you can discover him playing with PCs and video game consoles, handling cable televisions and updating his clever house.

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