Western Digital Shows Off SAS Hard Drive

gebraset - November 5, 2009 08:46PM in Storage / Hard Drives

With Western Digital providing many portable hard drives as well as performance and green drives for desktops, as a company it has not yet had a SAS drive for the enterprise market. That is all changing though, with the unveiling of the first SAS hard drive from Western Digital, offering plenty of features with it. Along with the sequential data rate of 128MB/s, the platter can spin up to 10,000 RPM and offers the adoption of the 3Gb/s as well as the 6Gb/s interface, and also touts a 300GB storage capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor. Mainly, the new WD S25 drive is promoted to very large businesses looking for large storage arrays in an enterprise type market. The drive is already available to a few select OEMs, but more are being added shortly for more availability.