Feeds

WD to crash down five terabyte desktop job, mutterings suggest

Table-shattering monster sighted in Russia

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

A Russian tech website has revealed what appears to be Western Digital's roadmap for 5TB desktop and NAS drives.

Always More Digital has images of what it claims are two WD presentation slides for its Green desktop and Red NAS 3.5-inch drives, which show 5TB models coming in the fourth quarter of 2013.

WD Green 5TB drive

WD Green desktop drive "roadmap" (Credit: Always More Digital)

The alleged Green drive roadmap shows a 4TB WD40EZRX drive with a 64MB cache and SATA III interface appearing in the third quarter of 2013, and a 5TB W50EZRX with the same cache and interface coming out in the last three months of next year. These will be 3.5-inch format drives.

Another slide image shows what could be WD's Red NAS drive roadmap.

WD Red 5TB

WD Red NAS drive "roadmap"

It has the same 4TB and 5TB drives and timescales in it.

It is surprising that there is just a three-month gap between the appearance of 4TB and 5TB drives from Western Digital. Generally we expect a much longer wait between significant upticks in drive capacity.

WD declines to comment on rumours or speculation about forthcoming products. We can imagine that Seagate and Toshiba probably have similar schedules, or will now. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Microsoft builds teleporter weapon to send VMware into Azure
Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.