When we covered Western Digital's introduction of its Gold hard drives for businesses, a couple of gerbils expressed dissatisfaction—facetious or not—that the largest-capacity drive was only 8TB. Well, how about 10TB? WD recently announced that this family of hard drives is getting a new member with an impressive 10TB capacity.
WD says the new drive has a revised design over the other Gold drives, and uses 8% less power as a result. The new model also doubles the on-board DRAM cache of its siblings, up to 256MB, and its datasheet rates the drive for sequential read performance of 249MB/s, up from the 8TB drive's 205MB/s. The Gold disks are WD's top-tier SATA hard drives, and are backed by a five-year warranty, as well as exclusive 24×7 phone support. Newegg already has the new 10TB disk listed for $727.