WD Gold 6TB Enterprise Class Hard Disk Drive – 7200 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch
Datacenter Capacity HDD
With ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives feature advanced technology that delivers industry leading reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance. Designed for a multitude of Datacenter-specific applications, WD Gold hard drives are perfect for high-availability server and storage arrays that demand the most robust storage device available with 24/7 premium customer support.
Full range of nearline capacities – From boot servers to high end enterprise storage systems, WD Gold hard drives offer the capacities required for the most demanding datacenter environments.
Highest workload capability – Delivering both performance and reliability to any datacenter environment, WD Gold hard drives are designed to handle up to 550TB per year which is the highest workload capability of any 3.5-inch hard drive.
Highest level of reliability – With up to 2.5 million hours MTBF, WD Gold hard drives deliver the highest level of reliability and durability for yearly operation (24x7x365) within the most demanding storage environments.
Vibration Protection – Enhanced RAFF™ technology includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time. The result is a significant performance improvement in high vibration environments over other desktop hard drives.
RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER) – Prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
Extended thermal burn-in test – Each drive is put through extended burn-in testing with thermal cycling to ensure reliable operation.
Dynamic fly height technology – Each read-write head’s fly height is adjusted in real time for optimum reliability.
Dual actuator technology – A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
Delivering dependable performance to any storage environment, Ultrastar hard drives are designed with a workload rating up to 550TB per year, among the highest of any 3.5-inch hard drive.
Enterprise-class Storage to Rely On
Ultrastar is our top-end drive for data centers. With up to 2.5 million hours MTBF, Ultrastar hard drives deliver reliability and durability, are built for yearly operation (24x7x365) within the most demanding storage environments.
Featured in over 30 million Western Digital hard drives shipped, HelioSeal technology allows for higher capacities and lower power on large storage arrays. And now on its 5th generation design, HelioSeal technology is field-tested and proven to deliver high capacity, reliability, and power efficiency you can trust.
Enhanced Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology uses sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct linear and rotational vibrations in real time for improved performance versus traditional desktop drives in high-vibration environments.
Dynamic Fly-height Technology
Each read-write head’s fly height is adjusted in real time to ensure consistent performance for reduced errors and optimized reliability.
Dual-stage Actuator Technology
Ultrastar drives feature a dual-stage actuator head positioning system for a high degree of accuracy. The primary stage provides course displacement while the secondary stage uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of precision.
All Ultrastar hard drives are extensively tested across a variety of popular OEM storage systems, SATA controllers, and host bus adapters to ensure ease of integration for a plug and play solution.
This family of 7200 RPM-class hard drives delivers the fastest performance with the highest workload rating of any drive in Western Digital’s hard drive lineup.