Western Digital First To Ship 22TB Drives
Blocks&Files, July 19th, 2022
July 31, 2022,
Volume 292, Issue 4

Western Digital is now shipping three mainstream 22TB disk drives after announcing it was sampling the products in May.

Chris Mellor writes in Blocks&Files, "They are the Gold IT/data center, Red Pro NAS, and Purple Pro video and surveillance products, all using non-shingled, conventional (perpendicular) magnetic recording enhanced with OptiNAND and energy-assisted Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (ePMR) technologies. These 3.5-inch format drives have 10 platters, triple actuators, and are helium-filled at the 12TB-plus level..."

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