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WD Enters Traditional Enterprise HDD Market With First SAS Product

  • 17 November, 2009 11:50

<p><em>WD S25 SAS Hard Drives Provide High-Reliability and Performance for Mission-critical
Server and Storage Applications</em><br/>
<strong>Sydney, Australia -</strong> <strong>November 17, 2009</strong> - WD®,
known for its hard disk drive leadership in the desktop, mobile and consumer marketplaces,
today announced its entry into the traditional enterprise market segment with
volume production shipments of its first 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, small form factor,
SAS interface hard drives. The WD S25 provides up to 300 GB of high-performance
storage suitable for both mission-critical enterprise server and enterprise storage
applications, such as high-I/O-driven applications and configurations, as well
as data centers and large data arrays.<br/>
“Our entry into the traditional-enterprise market continues the strategic
expansion and diversification of WD’s broad market and product portfolio,
and significantly increases our addressable revenue opportunity,” said John
Coyne, president and CEO of WD. “As with our previous market expansion and
diversification efforts, WD will approach the traditional enterprise space with
the same focus on quality, customer service, technology and value that has earned
us strong positions in every market we serve.” <br/>
The WD S25 delivers ultra-high performance with its 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s SAS interfaces
and a sustained sequential data rate of 128 MB/sec. In addition to all the speed
required to service any enterprise need, the WD S25 also provides a 1.6 M hour
MTBF rating. <br/>
The WD S25 is now available to select OEMs and shipments have begun to the two
largest OEMs in the industry. “We are thrilled to launch a mission-critical-class
hard drive to these high-end OEM customers,” said Tom McDorman, vice president
and general manager of WD’s enterprise storage solutions business unit.
“This new family of SAS products adds to our existing large capacity SATA
near-line enterprise product portfolio. This first product is the foundation upon
which we will expand into the previously untapped traditional enterprise market.”<br/>
More information about WD S25 enterprise SAS hard drives may be found on the company's
Web site at <a href="#"></a>.<br/>
<strong>Product and Pricing Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product Name: WD S25 SAS Hard Drives<br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a><br/>
Australian Distributors: Achieva and Synnex<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: VST<br/>
<strong>About WD</strong> <br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard
drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from
loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and
enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its
own consumer storage and media products.<br/>
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western
Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web
site (<a href="#"></a>) to access a variety of financial
and investor information.<br/>
<strong>PR Contact</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a></p>

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