Thursday, March 3, 2016

Western Digital Outs 8TB Storage Solutions with HelioSeal Technology

For all those who are "hoarding" hard drives like me, good news! Western Digital just released their latest 8TB capacity drives for NAS, video surveillance, and desktop external applications. The 8TB capacity will be available in My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2 Ultra, My Book, My Book Duo, My Book Pro, WD Red, Wed Red Pro, WD Purple and will be available first half of 2016.

This new capacity will come with a new technology they call the HelioSeal™ helium-technology for maximum efficiency and performance. So what is HelioSeal?

The increase to 8TB or 16TB (with two 8TB drives in RAID 0) capacity applies to the following WD products:

External Hard Drives
• My Book/My Book for Mac -– An external hard drive solution that provides complete backup and storage with USB connectivity.
• My Book Duo/My Book Pro – Dual-drive external hard drive solutions which provide ultra-fast storage in RAID-0 and complete backup and storage with USB and/or Thunderbolt connectivity and up to 16TB capacity.
• My Cloud/My Cloud Mirror – A personal storage device that plugs into your router at home to provide consumers with their very own private cloud.
• My Cloud EX2 Ultra – As part of the creative professional series of My Cloud products, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high-performance two-bay network attached storage.

Internal Hard Drives
• WD Purple – Engineered for 24/7, always-on, high-definition surveillance security systems that use up to eight hard drives and up to 32 cameras
• WD Red – Optimized for personal, home and small business NAS (network attached storage) systems
• WD Red Pro – Optimized for small business and enterprise class NAS systems with high performance and reliability.

My Book 8TB will be available in March at select retailers and distributors in the Philippines. Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the My Book 8TB (model #: WDBFJK0080HBK) is Php 15,900. My Cloud, My Book for Mac, My Book Duo, My Book Pro, WD Red and WD Purple 8TB configurations will be available during the first half of 2016. More information about the WD product line, 8TB capacity, and terms of the limited warranty may be found on the company website at

HelioSeal Technology info from:

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