Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

Western Digital Goes Big with WD Red 6TB and Red Pro 4TB

Western Digital today announced two new products in their WD Red line of hard drives. They also introduced an entirely new line of drives known as WD Red Pro. The two new products are the WD Red 6TB and the WD Red Pro 4TB. The major difference between WD Red and WD Red Pro (and why there are different names) primarily has to do with performance, price and warranty. WD’s Red still remains Western Digital’s primary NAS-based hard drive for consumers and small businesses, but it also has expanded its capabilities by supporting 5-8 hard drives in a NAS configuration as opposed to the original

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Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

SanDisk Launches World's First 2.5" 4TB SSD

SanDisk Optimus MAX SAS SSD

There is no denying that SSD capacities have been steadily increasing with each generation of NAND improvements and with newer and newer controllers. But the holy grail has always been how much capacity can you fit into a 2.5″ drive since that is the most commonly used form factor for more enterprise drives nowadays. As such, it was astonishing to hear that SanDisk was able to cram 4TB of solid state storage into a single 2.5″ drive, which supposedly isn’t the end of SanDisk’s innovation. The SanDisk Optimus MAX SAS SSDs are specifically designed to replace spinning 10k and 15k RPM 2.5″ HDDs and to do

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