WD (Western Digital) has released its WD Se line of enterprise-class hard drives, which is the first designed for scale-out datacenter deployment. Intended reliable 24x7x365 datacenter operation, the drive has undergone at least 5,000,000 hours of functional and thermal testing and over 20,000,000 hours of additional testing under actual workloads in server and storage systems.
For maximized performance, the Se series enterprise drive has dual processor for twice the processing power. It also feature dual actuator technology for improved head positional accuracy. There are also Enhanced Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) technology to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time, and StableTrac to reduce system-induced vibration.
Available in capacities from 2TB to 4TB (models WD2000F9YZ, WD3000F9YZ, and WD4000F9YZ), the Se is priced at $159.99 to $309.99.