Western Digital launches range of storage devices

Three new products from WD target small businesses and home offices
THe WD Red series.
THe WD Red series.

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Western Digital Corp. has introduced three storage solutions for UAE’s small businesses and home offices built on the NAS environments.

The new solutions will be locally available in November, which includes the first-ever WD Red SSDs. This will have a hybrid NAS environment, as well as a 14TB capacity for the WD Red and WD Red Pro HDDs.

“A boost in performance for NAS systems can translate to more content in less time, so creators or small businesses can work more efficiently to increase output and, as a result, potential income,” said Khwaja Saifuddin, senior sales director for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Western Digital.

The WD Red consists of three devices - WD Red SA500 NAS SATA SSD: the drive supports OLTP databases, multi-user environments, photo rendering, 4K and 8K video editing, The WD Red NAS Hard Drive: Complementary to the WD Red SA500 NAS SATA SSD, the latest WD Red HDD capacity increase to 14TB1 is designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays. Ideal for small-and-home-office 24/7 environments, the drive supports up to a 180 TB/year workload rate. Finally, the WD Red Pro NAS Hard Drive is built like the WD Red HDD with a boost for professional NAS workloads and up to 14TB capacity, the WD Red Pro HDD supports up to 24 bays.

The WD Red SA500 SSD comes in capacities of 500GB up to 2TB for the M.2 form factor and ranges in price from $72.00 up to $297.00 (MSRP USD) in the US.

The 2.5-inch form factor of the WD Red SA500 SSD comes in capacities of 500GB up to 4TB and ranges in price from $75.00 to $600.00 (MSRP USD) in the US.

The WD Red NAS HDD in 14TB capacity is priced at $450.00 (MSRP USD) in the US and the WD Red NAS Pro HDD in 14TB capacity is priced at $525.00 (MSRP USD) in the US.

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