Western Digital Ships 24TB Red Pro Hard Drive For NASes [UPDATED]

Western Digital Ships 24TB Red Pro Hard Drive For NASes [UPDATED]

Today's highest-capacity hard drives are typically aimed at cloud service providers (CSPs) and enterprises, but that doesn't mean creative professionals or regular users don't need them. To meet the demands of more regular customers, Western Digital has started shipping it. Red Pro 24 TB HDDs, Aimed at high-end NAS use for creative professionals with critical storage needs.

Western Digital's Red Pro 24 TB Hard Drives They come about 20 months later. The 22 TB model hits retail in 2022, offering WD's highest-capacity NAS and expansion of consumer hard drive offerings. The platform uses Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR), features 7200 RPM rotation speed, is equipped with 512 MB cache, and OptiNAND to improve reliability as well as improve performance and power consumption. Uses technology. The HDDs are rated for cache transfer rates of up to 287 MB/s media, making them some of the fastest hard drives around (although, still a little slower than CSP and enterprise-based HDDs). ).

Just like other high-end network-attached storage intended for HDDs, Red Pro 24 TB The hard drives use helium-filled platforms that are very similar to those designed for enterprise drives. As a result, Red Pro 24 TB HDDs are equipped with rotational vibration sensors to anticipate and actively counter disturbances caused by increased vibration and multi-axis shock sensors to detect subtle shock events. could scratch disc.

Update 4/2/2024: Western Digital has informed us that the WD Red Pro fully supports ArmorCache capability, although this is not listed in the datasheet.

What is lacking compared to these drives? Apparently, just like that WD Gould And Ultraster 22 TB and 24 TB drives for enterprises and cloud data centers, WD Red Pro HDDs fully support the ArmorCache feature that provides protection against power loss when write cache is enabled (WCE mode). and improves performance when write cache is disabled (WCD mode).

Case in point, Western Digital's Red Pro 24 TB HDDs are designed for 24/7 operation in dynamic environments, such as enterprise-grade NAS with lots of bays, and 550 TB/year of storage. The workload is classified as well. Up to 600,000 load/unload cycles, matching Western Digital's WD Gold and Ultrastar hard drive offerings.

As for power consumption, the WD Red Pro 24 TB consumes up to 6.4W during read and write operations, up to 3.9W in idle mode, and up to 1.2W in standby/sleep mode.

Western Digital's Red Pro 24 TB (WD240KFGX) HDDs are now shipping to resellers as well as NAS manufacturers, and should be available soon. Expect these hard drives to be slightly cheaper than the WD Gold 24TB model.

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