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Western Digital Announces 2TB HD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 27, 2009 08:19AM
Author: Nemo

Rumors that began appearing earlier this month about the imminent release of Western Digital's 2TB drive had the release date wrong. However, WD did make it official today by issuing a press release touting the world's first 2TB disk drive. The new drive will be part of the company's Caviar Green family and makes use of perpendicular magnetic recording technology to achieve areal densities of 400Gb per square inch on its 500GB platters. The drives feature 32MB cache and are available now at a MSRP of $299US.



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DLS2008 on January 27, 2009 09:30AM
First site I found it on: http://www.span.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=25966&source=gbaseus¤cy=USD
ekiM on January 27, 2009 09:48AM
It was only a matter of time... :P Do denser platters mean faster read and write speeds?
Nemo on January 27, 2009 09:57AM
All other things being equal - yes.
jammin on January 27, 2009 12:20PM
As Nemo says, yes. But as this is part of WD's Green Series don't expect performance to be stellar. The idea of the Green drives is low power and quiet. If they add 2TB capacities to their other drive lineups, then we can expect them to be fast.
ekiM on January 27, 2009 03:46PM
The question wasn't really intended for these series, I was looking at the Caviar Black series, and I saw a Newegg poster saying this...seeing as I can't take most of them seriously, I thought I would check it out here :P

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