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Western Digital Enhances Its Datacenter Portfolio With WD Gold Hard Drives
WD Gold datacenter hard drives include:
Western Digital Offers Growing Raspberry Pi Community New 314GB Drive
"With the extended capabilities of Raspberry Pi 3, we can't wait to see what new projects our community comes up with," said Eben Upton, chief executive officer, Raspberry Pi. “WD PiDrive 314GB gives our members a low-cost, purpose built hard drive solution that helps them develop even more innovative and unique ways to use Raspberry Pi."
Western Digital Launches Surveillance Storage Provider Certification Program
The announcement comes as a recent report by Research and Markets1 anticipates the video surveillance storage market to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 22.41 percent to reach USD $18.28 billion by 2020, as enterprises and governments across the world continue to switch from traditional analogue-based solutions to IP technology.
WD Expands Its Performance Level Desktop Hard Drives to 6 TB Capacity
"Combining maximum system performance with generous capacity, the expansion of WD Black to 6 TB allows gamers, enthusiasts and creatives to push the boundaries of personalization without compromise," said Cindi Grace, senior vice president of WD storage technology group. "In choosing WD Black hard drives, WD desktop customers get the best possible mix of capacity, performance and reliability to handle intense desktop computing with ease."
WD Delivers Ultra HD Movie Content for New Generation of Samsung TVs
"Our focus is on creating the highest-quality consumer experience possible," said Danny Kaye, EVP, global research and technology strategy, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "This means the quality of the content as the demand for 4K Ultra HD content continues to increase and evolve, but also the ease of content acquisition and playback on next-generation TVs and other devices. WD's My Passport Cinema drive with VIDITY technology brings together this unprecedented quality with the convenience of digital."
WD Redesigns World's No. 1 Selling Portable Hard Drive
My Passport Ultra portable drives come in 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and 500 GB capacities and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption3 - delivering a high level of security with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity. If your My Passport Ultra falls into the wrong hands, the 256-bit AES hardware encryption protects users' files, folders, photos, videos and music with a password known only to them. USB 3.0 compatibility provides fast data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, while being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0. My Passport for Mac portable drives are available in capacities of 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity.
WD Scales Up Surveillance-Class Hard Drive Line
"The global video surveillance market is expanding with the increased accessibility to easy-to-use systems for small businesses and municipalities," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of HDD marketing at WD. "WD optimized the WD Purple NV line of hard drives for NVR digital surveillance systems to improve high-definition video playback for high-camera-count applications. NVR surveillance systems can produce incredible amounts of data which makes the WD Purple NV hard drives a perfect solution for NVR systems needing high quality recording and playback and high capacity storage."
WD's My Passport X Delivers 2 TB of Storage for Xbox One and PC Gamers
The power of the USB 3.0 lets users access and save files on the My Passport X portable hard drive in blazing-fast speed without a separate power supply. The My Passport X portable drive's stylish and compact design is also built for durability and shock tolerance, as well as long-term reliability for peace of mind. In addition, the drive offers gamers no-sweat set-up - they just plug it in, follow the easy on-screen instructions and enjoy expanded storage for backing up, protecting and storing games and content in just minutes.
WD Delivers World's Most Power-Efficient High-Capacity 3.5-Inch HDD for Modern Datacenters
With power consumption a primary consideration in today's large web-scale cloud infrastructures, and the WD Re+ drive consuming only 6 watts for 6 TB, customers' TCOs increase and savings for large deployments could be millions of dollars per year.