Western Digital has presented earlier this month, through its HGST division, the launch of what would be its first 10TB capacity hard drive, This is because they have added the latest technology in the sector and the maximum capacity (that exists until now) in the industry, and which is called Ultrastar He10.
The WD Ultrastar He10 takes advantage of the third generation of hard drive technology that is what contain helium inside, used in order to reduce friction and resistance, thanks to the fact that helium has a density that is much lower than that of the air that is in the atmosphere, the air that we usually breathe.
Thanks to the helium inside it allows a better operation to the hard disk, allowing it spin faster, radiate less heat and ultimately reduce energy you need to run at high speeds. This would clearly represent granting it a longer useful life and of course better and greater reliability.
Despite the prominence of SSDs, hard drives continue to set the standard in servers and other fields where the demand for machines with an increasing information storage capacity is what is sought, and not only that but also their reliability to be able to work 24/7. Thought in that scenario, the Ultrastar He10 uses a technology of perpendicular magnetic recording, more adjusted for the demands of servers and data centers.
The Ultrastar He10 needs less power, specifically 56% less energy compared to previous generations of hard drives, and with a rotational speed of 7200 revolutions per minute, data encryption capacity and 256 megabytes of cache, and available in 3,5-inch format and also supports SATA 6Gbps and SAS interfaces At 12Gbps it is a powerful hard disk designed to be used as a storage unit for files, as a backup, and not as a normal HDD used by a common user, although of course, that does not prevent you from buying one for your computer.
In addition to all the technical characteristics and benefits that this wonderful piece of technology offers us, WD offers five year warranty and it guarantees us 2,5 million hours of time between failures.