Western Digital Launches 22 TB HDD for Customers in Up to date My Ebook Portfolio

Western Digital’s 22 TB exhausting disk drives hit retail in July 2022, with a trio of merchandise catering to the prosumer and enterprise / enterprise markets. At the moment, the corporate is asserting an replace to their portfolio of HDD-using direct-attached storage merchandise – the My Ebook and My Ebook Duo. These merchandise now are available in new SKUs using 22 TB HDDs tweaked for shopper workloads.

The My Ebook is an exterior storage resolution that comes with a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-A interface and makes use of a single exhausting disk. It requires an exterior energy adapter. However, the My Ebook Duo is a dual-drive resolution with {hardware} RAID. By default, the drives are configured in RAID-0. The product additionally contains hub performance. It comes with a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-C interface and in addition has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-A downstream ports. Each merchandise include 256-bit {hardware} encryption assist (requires WD Safety software program set up on consumer system to configure and use passwords). The WD Backup software program element can also be obtainable for each programs in an effort to allow simple configuration of backups.

Earlier WD My Ebook Duo releases used WD Pink exhausting drives, however the firm has not publicly confirmed the character of the 22 TB HDD used within the new SKUs. No efficiency numbers have been offered, however it’s anticipated to be in the identical ballpark because the earlier era SKUs.

Western Digital’s WD My Ebook (2023) Exterior Storage Gadgets
Capability Switch Charge Interface Dimensions Mannequin Quantity Value
4 TB As much as

250 MB/s,

relies on mannequin
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-A Top: 170.6 mm / 6.7”

Size: 139.3 mm / 5.5”

Width: 49 mm / 1.9″
6 TB WDBBGB0060HBK $119
8 TB WDBBGB0080HBK $140
12 TB WDBBGB0120HBK $237
14 TB WDBBGB0140HBK $280
16 TB WDBBGB0160HBK $330
18 TB WDBBGB0180HBK $300
22 TB WDBBGB0220HBK $600

Western Digital’s WD My Ebook Duo (2023) Exterior Storage Gadgets
Capability Switch Charge Interface Dimensions Mannequin Quantity Value
16 TB As much as

360 MB/s?,

relies on mannequin
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-C Top: 180 mm / 7.09”

Size: 160 mm / 6.3”

Width: 100 mm / 3.94″
WDBFBE0160JBK $440
20 TB WDBFBE0200JBK $668
24 TB WDBFBE0240JBK $900
28 TB WDBFBE0280JBK $1200
36 TB WDBFBE0360JBK $1500
44 TB WDBFBE0440JBK $1500

The corporate already has the brand new SKUs obtainable for buy within the retail market. The 22 TB My Ebook is priced at $600 (commensurate with the pricing of the naked 22 TB drives launched final 12 months), whereas the 44 TB My Ebook Duo is priced at $1500. A $300 premium for a RAID-0 / RAID-1 controller and a few downstream USB 3.2 Gen 1 Sort-A ports seems very steep, however that’s the premium the corporate expects early adopters to pay (and is par for the course, based mostly on how the earlier My Ebook Duo SKUs have been priced at launch). The only HDD My Ebook appears to be like to be an economical resolution for shoppers in search of an off-the-shelf backup resolution with excessive capability necessities.