Western Digital expands storage solutions to 8 TB

New line of storage solutions feature HelioSeal technology for added reliability in NAS, surveillance and personal storage

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Western Digital expands storage solutions to 8 TB The WD My Book external hard drive is one of the solutions available in 8TB.
By  David Ndichu Published  March 7, 2016

Western Digital has announced the expansion of its performance storage solution portfolio with 8 TB capacity drives for NAS, video surveillance and desktop external applications.

Increasingly centralised, video-rich content, which continues to grow in popularity among enterprises, small business and consumers alike, is driving demand for greater storage capacities.

Launching throughout the first half of 2016, My Cloud personal storage devices (My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2 Ultra), My Book external hard drives (My Book, My Book for Mac, My Book Duo and My Book Pro), WD Red, WD Red Pro and WD Purple hard drives will all be designed with the new high-capacity configuration. Each storage solution offers purpose-driven engineering and HelioSeal helium-technology for enhanced performance.

 “We are committed to integrating high-performance, high-capacity and high-quality drives into all of our solutions,” said Khalid Wani, director, Branded Business, for India, Middle East and Africa at WD. “No matter what market or application, we have a solution - whether it’s for small businesses, channel partners, enterprises or end-users. Our goal is to deliver the best and most competitive solutions on the market.”

The increase to 8 TB or 16 TB (with two 8TB drives in RAID 0) capacity applies to the following WD products:

External  hard drives

- My Book/My Book for Mac -– An external hard drive solution that provides complete backup and storage with USB connectivity.

- My Book Duo/My Book Pro – Dual-drive external hard drive solutions which provide ultra-fast storage in RAID-0 and complete backup and storage with USB and/or Thunderbolt connectivity and up to 16 TB capacity.

- My Cloud/My Cloud Mirror – A personal storage device that plugs into a home router to provide consumers with their very own private cloud.

- My Cloud EX2 Ultra – As part of the creative professional series of My Cloud products, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high-performance two-bay network attached storage.

Internal Hard Drives

- WD Purple – Engineered for 24/7, high-definition surveillance security systems that use up to eight hard drives and up to 32 cameras

- WD Red – Optimised for personal, home and small business NAS (network attached storage) systems

- WD Red Pro – Optimised for small business and enterprise class NAS systems with high performance and reliability in mind.

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