The amount of hard drives HGST Ultrastar He12 — 12 and 14 TB
At the same time with high-performance SSDs HGST Ultrastar SN200 NVMe and SAS Ultrastar SS200 Western Digital introduced drives on hard magnetic disks HelioSeal fourth generation. Recall feature HelioSeal drives is filling with helium pressurized zone.
The new HGST Ultrastar drives He12 size 3.5 inch technology is used perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). In these HDD for the first time in the industry has eight plates, which allowed us to obtain a record volume of 12 TB. The manufacturer clarifies that we are talking about the HDD for «loads with active random access». This clarification allows us to separate the drives with PMR technology from storage technology Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR, or shingled magnetic recording) are more suitable for archival storage of information. By the way, at the same time, the manufacturer has promised to release drives Ultrastar He12 volume of 14 TB which will be used by SMR.
New HDD proposed in the options interface SAS 12GB/s and SATA 6 GB/s. Available options are instant erase and full encryption. The average MTBF is 2.5 million hours Manufacturer provides on the HDD Ultrastar He12 five-year warranty.
Currently, samples of the drives are delivered to the first customers from among OEM. Available for order HDD 12 TB should be in the first half of 2017, with a volume of 14 TB — in the middle of 2017.
Sources: Western Digital, HGST