Western Digital Expands Capacity of Storage Solutions
The increase in capacity also applies to My Cloud EX2 Ultra, part of the creative professional series of My Cloud products WD recently updated.Data storage specialist Western Digital announced the expansion of its portfolio of performance storage solutions with 8 TB capacity drives for network attached storage (NAS), video surveillance and desktop external applications. My Cloud personal storage devices include My Cloud and My Cloud Mirror. My Book external hard drives include My Book, My Book for Mac, My Book Duo and My Book Pro. WD Red, WD Red Pro and WD Purple hard drives will all be designed with the new high-capacity configuration. Each storage solution offers HelioSeal helium-technology with the new 8 TB drives for improved performance in the applications for which each model is designed. The products will launch throughout the first half of 2016. HelioSeal technology hermetically seals the drive and replaces the air inside with helium, which is one-seventh the density of air. HelioSeal technology complements magnetic recording technologies like shingled magnetic recording (SMR), heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) and bit-patterned media (BPM).
The less dense atmosphere inside a HelioSeal HDD virtually eliminates turbulence, allowing read/write mechanisms to track more precisely and reliably over storage media, enabling higher recording densities.