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WD Starts Production of 160 GB-Per-Platter Desktop Hard Drives

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Western Digital Corp. today announced that it is in volume production of the next-generation WD Caviar Serial ATA (SATA) family of 3.5-inch desktop hard drives built on 160 GB-per-platter technology utilizing WD-designed and -manufactured recording heads. This new product family also incorporates ramp load technology, a proven technique in mobile-class drives that parks the recording heads when the drive is idle, powered off and spinning up. WD utilizes ramp load in its new desktop products to maximize shock robustness and minimize power consumption, enabling continued leadership in quality and long-term reliability.


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Ramp load = sexy. No more worrying about bumping your drive heads into platters when moving your pc around.
 
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Whatever turns you on creidiki :p
 
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This new product family also incorporates ramp load technology, a proven technique in mobile-class drives that parks the recording heads when the drive is idle, powered off and spinning up.
I'm definitely going to use that :).