WP Expanse 18TB 7200 RPM 4Kn SATA Gen3 3.5-inch HDD | ECC PLP CMR SED | Enterprise Data Center SAN Hard Disk Drive - WESA4ELC0180D
- The Water Panther Expanse SAN Drive series is optimized for data integrity in multi-system and multi-tiered environments
- Advanced onboard ECC for end-to-end data protection
- Ideal for mission-critical applications requiring 24/7 uptime
- Non-volatile write cache feature provides power-loss data protection during unexpected shutdown
- SATA 6Gbit/s, self-encrypting (SED), legacy power support, 4096-byte support only, 18TB CMR model
- Backed by a 2-year replacement warranty
Expanse SAN Hard Drives
Upgrade your storage-area-network storage system with 18TB SATA hard drives. Water Panther Expanse drives deliver highly-available and validated expansive storage solutions and is qualified for storage-area-network (SAN) storage servers, virtualized SAN, and hybrid SAN clusters. SAN systems require highly available storage hardware in terms of redundancy, performance, and data integrity. The Expanse series mitigates hardware bottlenecks and lowers software overhead as a result through end-to-end data protection from using advanced ECC algorithms. Source a drive that's validated to work flawlessly with mainstream storage servers and performant within multi-tiered and multi-system environments such as distributed multi-edge and multi-datacenter cloud configurations. Choose from dual-port SAS SSD/HDD options and dual-path capable NVMe SSD options along with cost-effective SATA options. Compatible host bus adapters (HBA) are required for dual-pathing support, SATA HDD options require compatible interposers or backplanes to support dual-pathing. The WP Expanse lineup is compatible with all mainstream enterprise operating systems and applications. The industry drives up data needs, Water Panther Expanse is here to deliver quality solutions.
The WP Expanse lineup is qualified for storage-area-network (SAN), virtualized SAN, and hybrid SAN clusters delivering object stores and traditional iSCSI block storage.
Works with all mainstream enterprise operating systems and applications. Compatible with software-defined storage (SDS) such as ZFS and Ceph. Dual pathing requires compatible host bus adapters, SATA options require interposers or serial-attached SCSI (SAS) backplanes for redundant pathing capability.
Expand multi-system data storage in multi-tier scenarios with ease.
Advanced error-correcting code (ECC) ensures less data corruption and lower resource overhead.
Ready for mission-critical enterprise applications requiring 24/7 uptime and performance.
Environments and Applications
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- SAN clusters utilizing iSCSI and FC block storage protocols
- Enterprise resource planning and business intelligence systems
- Centralized video surveillance
- Serialized data event streams
- Hybrid SAN clusters utilizing object-based storage
- Hyper-converged virtualized servers
- Online analytical processing (OLAP) relational databases
- Online transaction processing (OLTP) real-time transactional databases
- Digital content creation
- Active backup and restore data warehousing
- Caching and tiering
- Redundant high-availability storage arrays
- Dual I/O module disk shelf JBOD enclosures
Disclaimer: WP Expanse consists of products from major manufacturers and OEMs, Water Panther offers compatible products, technical support, warranty support and coverage, and the supply chain. Product images are for demonstration and marketing purposes only, images do not represent any individual item.
Note: Some WP Expanse drives support legacy 512-byte sector format sizes. 4K native (4Kn) options cannot be mixed with 512e arrays and 512e drives cannot mix in 4Kn arrays. 4Kn options require UEFI for use as boot disks. Certain drives have the SAS or U.2 NVMe interface, the SAS and U.2 NVMe interface is for systems with compatible disk controllers and backplanes and will not work in systems that only support SATA (desktop PC, consumer NAS, etc. ). Some WP Expanse drives support legacy power supplies and will not have power-disable functionality, some will have host-managed power-disable and may not boot with power supplies that does not support SATA Gen3.3 revision. SAS HDD options have power-disable feature natively.
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|Device Type||Internal Hard Disk Drive|
|Spindle Rotational Speed||7.2K RPM|
|Form Factor||3.5 Inches|
|Power Disable Config||Legacy|
|Sector Format Type||4Kn|
|Encryption||Self-encrypting drive, TCG SED|
|Storage Recording Technology||CMR|
|Datasheet (PDF)||Open spec sheet|