Performance Optimized High Capacity Storage for High Intensity Applications.
Advanced drive technology that delivers consistent high performance in a multitude of applications, and with up to ten times the workload capability of desktop drives, the WD Re drive is the workhorse of WD’s datacenter portfolio. The WD Re drive is perfect for high-availability storage arrays that demand a robust storage device, and this drive’s high performance, capacity, and reliability make it ideal for data warehousing/mining and high-performance computing. The WD Re uses a SATA interface to provide maximum flexibility and compatibility.
Industry’s Highest Capacity Nearline Drive - Massive capacities up to 6 TB to suit even the most demanding datacenter or cloud storage needs.
Designed for High Intensity Applications - Designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year – among the highest workload capability of any 3.5-inch hard drive – delivering both performance and reliability to any datacenter environment.
Designed for Quality and Reliability - With up to 2.0 million hour MTBF, this high performance drive delivers durability and the highest level of reliability for 24x7x365 operation.
Dual Processor - With double the processing power, WD RE4 boasts the highest performance of any drive in the RE family.
Dual Actuator Technology - A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations.
IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.
Dual Port, Full Duplex Connectivity (SaS only) - Eliminates single points of failure, for high-availability mission-critical enterprise systems.
Multi-Axis Shock Sensor - Automatically detects the subtlest shock events and compensates to protect the data.
Vibration Protection - Enhanced RAFF technology includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time. The result is a significant performance improvement in high vibration environments over desktop drives.
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.
RAID Specific, Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER) - Prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery.
Thermal Extended Burn-in Test - Each drive is put through extended burn-in testing with thermal cycling to ensure reliable operation.
Dynamic Fly Height Technology - Each read-write head’s fly height is adjusted in real time for optimum reliability.
The WD Advantage - WD puts our datacenter products through Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) to ensure high quality and reliability standards. Following a FIT test the Enterprise System Group (ESG) testing validates interoperability with HBAs, operating systems and drivers for additional peace of mind.
Self Encrypting Drive (Sed) Option - SAS Drive: Optional secure model for encrypting drives – Utilizing an AES 256 bit encryption engine for Crypto erase capability, WD supports the industry standard implementations of both the SCSI Sanitize command with Crypto Erase and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) command set. SATA Drive: Optional secure model for encrypting drives – Utilizing an AES 256 bit encryption engine for Crypto erase capability, WD supports both the T13 Sanitize command and the ATA Password support of Secure Erase Unit (SEU).
Evironmentally Responsible - In addition to being RoHS compliant, these drives are built with halogen reduced components.