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WD Delivers New High-Performance 3.5-inch Caviar Black 750GB and 1TB Hard Drives

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    WD today launched its new line of WD Caviar Black 7200 RPM 3.5-inch SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives for high-performance desktop, workstation and multi-drive systems. Available in capacities of 750GB and 1TB, WD Caviar Black hard drives are part of a new family of WD product categories designed to simplify the buying experience for customers worldwide.

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    WD was the first company to introduce a hard drive, optimized for low power consumption, using GreenPower technology, and is raising the bar for the high performance desktop market with WD Caviar Black. "WD Caviar Black hard drives offer the highest capacity and performance in a desktop class drive available on the market today enabling users to maximize the features and functionality of power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing," said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop storage. "Selection of a WD Caviar Black drive ensures WD customers receive the best WD has to offer in terms of features, performance and reliability."

    In keeping with WD's leadership in hard drive performance, WD Caviar Black drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed with the SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 32 MB cache to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive. The WD Caviar Black series of hard drives are designed for use in high-end OEM desktop systems, as well as by users who want to upgrade the speed and capacity of their system. WD Caviar Black hard drives feature the following:

    High Performance Electronics Architecture
    • Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
    • 32MB cache - Bigger, faster cache means faster performance.

    Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture
    • StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
    • NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

    WD Caviar Blue, Green, Black

    WD's new 'blue, green, black' product system enables customers to choose the right drive for them. WD Caviar Blue represents the performance and reliability that WD has been building for over 20 years, the WD Caviar Green employs WD's GreenPower technology for cool, quiet and eco-friendly operation, while the WD Caviar Black family of hard drives delivers maximum performance for today's discriminating technology enthusiasts.

    Price and Availability
    WD Caviar Black 750 GB (model WD7501AALS) and 1 TB (model WD1001FALS) hard drives will be available next week through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Caviar Black 750 GB is $199 and the 1 TB is $249 USD. Both drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. More information about WD Caviar Black 1 TB desktop drives may be found on the company's Web site at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=488.

    Source: WesternDigital
     
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    From a business standpoint it looks quite appealing. I have had no issues with WD Caviar drives to date, and we use a ton of them. Lower energy consumption is just an added plus.:)
     
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    Bigger, Faster.. its a win win. Now if they were quieter,Cheaper it would be a win win win win win.
    (I love how quiet my WD 160s are)
     
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    What's the number of platters on these and/or the platter density?
     
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    Here's a bit more of a drill down. Check out page two.
     
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    It will be better than Samsung spinpoint F1 750GB ?
     
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    Only time and benches will tell!

    Finaly, WD steps out of the 16MB cache realm!
     
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    Wonder if the performance boost going from 16 to 32 is noticeable. Those are pretty cheap drives as it is, though Im always for lower prices :D
     
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    I think that^^^ is somewhat incorrect - so a 750Gb performs exactly the same as their 1TB???

    even with Samsung Spinpoint 750Gb & 1Tb the 1TB is faster
     
  10. Wile E

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    It's working off of theoretical max values. All hard manufacturers rate thing that way.

    Looking at that sheet, they are both 3 platter drives. The 1TB model will be clearly faster. I'm willing to bet it's close to the performance of the Samsung F1 1TB.
     
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    wow thats awesome. Im liking those specs.
    WD hard drives have always been quite as far as my experience with them goes.
     

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