Western Digital is upping the internal storage ante with a new WD Gold drive that measures in at a whopping 12TB. The new WD Gold 12TB is a twelve-terabyte 7200RPM 3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s hard drive with the company’s 4th-gen HelioSeal, a technology that seals the drive with Helium to improve efficiency and reliability.
Western Digital is marketing the drive at IT managers, enterprises, and similar, but it is suitable for anyone who have a large amount of data to store… hint hint.
This 12TB model is the latest expansion in Western Digital’s WD Gold drive lineup, which also offers 8TB and 10TB capacities with 256MB cache, and even lesser capacities (down to 1TB) with 128MB cache. The drive stands out among other 3.5″ HDDs, according to Western Digital, because of its 550TB/year workload rating. Other features include enhanced RAFF tech to protect against vibrations, time-limited error recovery, real time fly height adjustment, and compatibility with all major desktop operating systems.
In other words: lots of storage meets class-leading reliability.
The WD Gold 12TB hard drive is available now from Western Digital for $522 USD.