Western Digital Announces New Lineup of Se Hard Drives

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If these are offered with five year warranties, I could see them being a good option The price premium doesn't look too bad (they will no doubt come in under MSRP), but data reliability can be a big deal. Since they are targeted at data centers, I wonder if they will have TLER for RAID use?
 

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I sure hope these drives have TLER. If so, I'll probably be picking up a few. If not, then most data centers would be foolish to use these.
 

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From WD's website and the other articles I've read it looks like the Se lineup is a lower-cost alternative to the Re series. The drives have all the features of the Re drives, including TLER. They are just rated with a lower MTBF than the Re series. Given that they are targeted at enterprise customers and still come with a 5-year warranty these will make for great cheaper alternatives for Re drives for home users who demand the features that only Re-series drives have.
 

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Let me guess. The 4TB model will STILL have 5 platters instead of 4?
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Their datasheet (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1050) shows that the 2TB, 3TB and 4TB models all are the same weight and same power consumption. Doesn't make sense unless they all have the same number of platters.
 

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So if the MTBF is 800,000 hours (a little over 91 years) then why do we have to cut the warranty period? Used to be harddrives were warrantied for 7 years, now 5 is the best you can get, the Reds are 3 years and the greens and blues and Seagate's are 2 years. Must be an extremely flat bell curve.
 
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