Western Digital Gold - 16TB 7200RPM 512e SATA III 6Gb/s 512MB Cache 3.5" Enterprise Class Hard Drive - WD161KRYZ


Warranty5 Year Manufacturer Warranty
AvailabilityIn Stock
ManufacturerWestern Digital Corporation
SeriesWD Gold Enterprise Class SATA Hard Drive
UPC Code718037872957

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity16 TB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer512 MB DRAM Cache
Advanced FormatYes - 512e (emulation) 4096 (4Kn native) Logical Data Block Length
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA III 6Gb/sec (Generation 3)
Interface Speed6Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rateup to 262MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyConventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Technology
Life Expectancy2,500,000 Hours MTBF (Mean Time Before Failures)
Workload Rating550 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 600,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 50Gs write (2ms) / 50Gs read (2ms) - Non Operating: 250Gs (2ms)
EncryptionNo - Standard Model
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.787 in. x 4.0 in. x 1.028 in.
ClassificationEnterprise Class Drives

Key Features

  • Capacity's up to 22TB
  • Built to run in 24/7 (always-on) Environments
  • Equipped with a Multi-Axis Shock Sensor
  • MTBF of up to 2.5 Million Hours
  • Low Power Draw HelioSeal Technology
  • Triple Stage Actuator (TSA) Technology
  • Error Recovery Prevention Technology
  • Enhanced 3D Dual-Plane Balance Control Technology
  • Native Command Queuing Technology
  • Magnetic (CMR) Recording Technology
  • Dynamic Fly Height Control Technology
  • Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL) Technology
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
  • Two Demesional Magnetic Recording Technology
  • Energy-assisted PMR (ePMR) Technology
  • Rotational Vibration Safegaurd (RSV) Technology
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA HDD

  • Your Data Is Gold - Customize your business’s storage mix to fit your specific needs with a full portfolio of enterprise-class WD Gold HDDs in capacities of 1TB to 22TB, with OptiNAND technology in 20TB and 22TB. These highly reliable solutions for demanding storage environments provide up to 2.5M hours MTBF, vibration protection technology, and a low power draw thanks to HelioSeal technology (for 12TB and above). Specifically designed for use in enterprise-class data centers and storage systems, WD Gold SATA HDDs deliver the world class performance you expect from Western Digital hard drives.
  • Enterprise Class Storage to Rely on - With up to 2.5 million hours MTBF, WD Gold hard drives deliver reliability and durability, are built for yearly operation (24x7x365) within the most demanding storage environments, and are backed with a 5 year limited warranty.
  • More Flexibility, More Freedom - WD Gold lets you build out your storage your way with a full portfolio of SATA HDDs from 1TB to 22TB, engineered for heavy application workloads and designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year.
  • HelioSeal Technology - Featured in over 15 million Western Digital hard drives shipped, HelioSeal technology allows for higher capacities and less turbulence on large storage arrays. And now on its 4th generation design, HelioSeal technology is field-tested and proven to deliver high capacity, reliability, and power efficiency you can trust.
  • Enhanced Reliability - With up to 2.5M hours MTBF, WD Gold hard drives deliver enhanced levels of dependability and durability.
  • Vibration Protection - Enhanced RAFF technology uses sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct linear and rotational vibrations in real time for improved performance versus WD’s desktop drives in high vibration environments.
  • Plays Well with Others - Specifically designed for use in enterprise-grade storage systems and data centers, WD Gold HDDs are broadly compatible with major enterprise operating systems.
  • RAID-Specific, Time-Limited Error Recovery (TLER) - Reduces drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
  • Scale Your Business - WD Gold drives are available in an unsurpassed, industry leading 22TB CMR capacity utilizing the OptiNAND technology’s capacity enabling feature.
  • Helps Protect Your Data - The innovative ArmorCache feature (22TB only) provides enterprise power loss protection of your data in write-cache enabled (WCE) mode while increasing performance in write-cache disabled (WCD) mode.
  • High Workload Rating - Delivering dependable performance to any storage environment, WD Gold hard drives are designed with a workload rating up to 550TB per year, among the highest of any 3.5-inch hard drive.
  • Dynamic Fly Height Technology - Each read-write head’s fly height is adjusted in real time to ensure consistent performance for reduced errors and optimized reliability.
  • 7200RPM-Class - This 7200RPM-class hard drive delivers the fastest performance with the highest workload rating of any HDD in WD’s lineup. Ensure you have the most capable hard drive regardless of the application with WD Gold.
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