Interface SATA 6.0Gb/s
RPM 5760 RPM
Features Energy efficient
Reduced media spin lowers power consumption and optimizes the drive's read/write ratio for the rigid requirements of cold storage systems.
Proven cold storage reliability
With 700 PBs of cold storage deployed in datacenters already, WD's 4th generation WD Ae drive utilizes innovative technology to reduce power consumption and lower operating temperature, which results in a more reliable and affordable solution for cold storage data archives.
Cost-effective capacity storage
Moving cold data to value-optimized archive media delivers significant TCO savings by freeing up expensive performance-critical storage system capacity.
Cold data power management
Competitive power management, reduced heat output, and next-generation technologies such as IntelliSeek combine to deliver a balance of performance and power perfect for cold data archive storage architectures.
Quick to ready
Access time to cold data is quickly becoming a critical feature of an on-line archive system and end users can't wait hours or days for this data to become available. The spin-down capability of the WD Ae drive provides much faster access times than conventional archive tape with data access times of less than 20 seconds for on-demand data requests.
3D Active Balance Plus
Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.
NoTouch ramp load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Usage For Enterprise Storage
Form Factor 3.5"
Height (maximum) 26.10mm
Width (maximum) 101.60mm
Length (maximum) 147.00mm