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    Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    HGST branded drive uses HelioSeal tech and is offered with a SATA or SAS interface.
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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Hopefully this will bring the price of 10TB drives down! or not as that case may be! lol

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Ultrastar you say? Did they remember to cover the thermal exhaust port?

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Ultrastar you say? Did they remember to cover the thermal exhaust port?
    That made me chuckle

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    WD's new HGST branded drive is more targeted towards enterprise. Thus it boasts of features such as Instant Secure Erase,
    I have an instant secure erase feature for my drives....

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Is there a legitimate scenario that might require an instant secure erase feature?! It conjures up images of the tax man/police knocking on the door but I suppose it's designed to save a bit of time when selling or throwing out equipment at the end of it's useful life?
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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I have an instant secure erase feature for my drives....
    Don't you mean...?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    It conjures up images of the tax man/police knocking on the door..
    Hmm, I see Wesley Snipes, SWAT and a dockyard building?
    Last edited by Ozaron; 27-04-2017 at 03:26 PM.

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Wake me when they are priced for us little guys. Gen 4 and still aimed at enterprise. Surely they can price something within a decent home users pocket book?? I got two 5TB HGST NAS drives for $99 at xmas. How about a 10TB Helioseal drive for $300 (not this $500+ crap). I'll give an extra $100 for the HE 10TB but my nas drives are pretty reliable already. I could be pushed a bit over $300 but not much. I'd just keep buying fry's nas specials every xmas...LOL. At least competition is slowly bringing these down.

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Out of curiosity, what's the benefit of this over 2 6TB drives for enterprise? I'd be surprised if space was that much of a concern for server racks - is it a failure thing, because of the exponential increase in P(any one drive failing)?

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Out of curiosity, what's the benefit of this over 2 6TB drives for enterprise? I'd be surprised if space was that much of a concern for server racks - is it a failure thing, because of the exponential increase in P(any one drive failing)?
    Twice as many servers for the same storage. That means twice the space, power, maintenance, licensing etc etc.

    For business, it's likely a 12TB drive at 3 or even 4 times the price of a 6TB drive would still be a good buy.

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    Is there a legitimate scenario that might require an instant secure erase feature?! It conjures up images of the tax man/police knocking on the door but I suppose it's designed to save a bit of time when selling or throwing out equipment at the end of it's useful life?
    Disposing of a server rack with 20 servers, each with 48 drives in?

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Reminds me when I said I don't need more than a 4TB hard drive a few years. Now looking up 6TB+ hard drives to add to my overall storage.

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt_Custard View Post
    Reminds me when I said I don't need more than a 4TB hard drive a few years. Now looking up 6TB+ hard drives to add to my overall storage.
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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    "highest reliability rating available of all HDDs on the market today".

    So will this claim be backed up with a longer warranty?

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    And will the collapsing side of toshiba affect WD sufficiently to make that warranty worth anything?

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    Re: Western Digital begins shipping the Ultrastar He12 12TB HDD

    I imagine the cost of having 2 of these at home will be astronomical.....

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