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Oct 19, 2010

This Is the Largest SATA Drive In the World

It just looks like any other, but this WD Caviar Green is three terabytes, using 750GB-per-platter. At just $240, it comes just in time to upgrade my backup storage unit.


WD® Now Shipping the World's Largest Capacity SATA Hard Drives

WD Caviar® Green™ 3 TB Hard Drives Support the Continuing Demand for Increased Capacity in External Storage and Advanced PC Applications

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — WD® (NYSE: WDC) today announced that the company is shipping the world's largest capacity SATA hard drive. As the latest addition to its WD Caviar® Green™ family of SATA hard drives (photo), the new hard drives deliver up to a massive 3 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity on a single drive. WD is leading the industry in capacity for SATA hard drives by utilizing 750 GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format (AF) technology.

WD Caviar Green drives are an eco-friendly storage solution with WD GreenPower Technology™, which reduces power consumption by enabling lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and decreases acoustical noise for quiet operation. The WD Caviar Green 2.5 TB and 3 TB hard drives are designed for use as secondary external storage and next-generation PC storage in 64-bit-based systems.

Drives with capacities in excess of 2.19 TB currently present barriers for PC hardware, firmware and software. To satisfy the new set of requirements of which users must be aware to successfully integrate larger capacity drives, WD is bundling its WD Caviar Green 2.5 and 3 TB hard drives with an Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)-compliant Host Bus Adapter (HBA), which will enable the operating system to use a known driver with correct support for large capacity drives. For more information on solving the 2.19 TB drive barrier, please see the WD information sheet at http://products.wdc.com/largecapacitydrives.

"WD remains a leader of hard drive capacity and low power innovation. With our WD Caviar Green drives, we enable energy-conscious customers to build systems with the highest capacities that deliver the optimal balance of system performance, ensured reliability and energy conservation," said Jim Morris, executive vice president and general manager of WD's client systems storage group. "Customers will be able to take advantage of this breakthrough capacity point now for secondary external storage in legacy 32-bit systems that run on Microsoft® Vista® or Windows® 7 platforms."

Price and Availability

WD Caviar Green 2.5 TB hard drives (model number WD25EZRSDTL) and 3 TB hard drives (model number WD30EZRSDTL) are available now in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors. MSRP for the WD Caviar Green 2.5 TB hard drive is $189.00 USD and the 3 TB hard drive is $239.00 USD. WD Caviar Green hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about WD Caviar Green hard drives may be found on the company's website here!

61 comments:

Inco said...

Damn. That's massive.

cannabis man said...

whoaaaa, i dont think all the files ive downloaded in my whole life add up to that

NeedlessToSay said...

I'd love a 3TB hard drive.

Beatrice said...

I've been waiting for those 3tb drives to come out.

David Robertson said...

I need this for my pr0nz

Alphalpha said...

*GASP* THREE TERABYTES!
I can't even start to fill 350 Gigs. But i still want 3 Tb

V.arquette said...

I like more silent hard drives. I currently have a Samsung F3 spinpoint and it's performing like a champ.

MTL beer said...

I'd love to have one of those. No funds alas.

aZZo said...

i want one!

Felshy said...

thats pretty cool....

LoneIslander said...

I want one!

Robotface Palm said...

oh god. it is beautiful

Colin B said...

Seeing as though I only have 8GB's left on my HD, I could use one of these D:

Chromatik said...

3 terabytes...
Holy shit

Rob said...

I'm still having trouble filling up 1tb let alone 3 ;x

Johnny Boy said...

Just imagine how much stuff you can store on that lol. I can even fill the 500gb I have let alone 3tb.

nelfstar said...

Wow that's a great price I'd have no trouble trying to fill it

Citizen of Gotham said...

Crazy. I only just recently got a 1TB. In a few months, I'm sure there will be a 3.5 or 4TB.

TechnoMac said...

lets be honest now... people could fit a lot of porn in there lol

Big Rick. said...

that's one seriously beefy hard drive, jeez

Matthias said...

I need this drive. I would download everything i've ever wanted haha

NJS DailyBlog said...

Holy smokes! that thing is massive!

Jace said...

Wow, so much space is so little area.

http://jaceland.blogspot.com/

misterfluf said...

yes ill have 3 of those please they looks quite good, all the "stuff" i could put on there ...O.o

Anon said...

soooo dopee

bestofyoutube said...

WANT ONE. Keep up the tech updates!

BökChöd said...

Damnnnnn... three T's. Wow. I want one.

Edward said...

Three TB? I came.

Swift Love said...

once the price goes down on these, I'll pick one up for my external hard drive unit

The Situation said...

Just a couple years ago, 500gb was big. Price looks about right for this though. Would suck to lose 3tb of data though if it ever failed.

SaviorSelf said...

dayummm.

the future is now.

Dan said...

I have no need for that much space!

pixel said...

i am suprised it is that affordable! i will have to get one

Abigale Consulting said...

Awesome

Insurance Advice Guy said...

holy crap wtf do you need 3 terabytes for

Zykei said...

Well just in time, my 1TB is nearly full :D

MacPCharmony said...

wow, this is good for storage... I still want a primary SSD though

Cpt Pownzor said...

i would never have to clear that again..could just have so many games installed..pure insanity

mirk said...

I remember when 1 GB used to be a lot to have on a computer.

AlexXx said...

soon 3 TB won't even seem like alot.

gomby said...

I want one... SATA is the way to go

IndustrialHaze said...

jusus 3tb
i know im going to look back and 3 tb is going to be like our dad's 24mb

Bren said...

thats way more space than i need, but i need it anyway! =)

wishbear said...

Oh wow, 3 TB?! That's craziness.

Abul said...

haha 3tb's? i'still stick with my 3 cheap 1.5tb's

Ben Dover said...

If I got my self one of those I'd probably fill it up and be like:"Damn, when did this happen"
Just like with my 300gb drive. I never imagined I could fill that. Although I did use a 30gb one before that >_>

bingbloggt.de said...

Wow, that is big!

Shabondama said...

omg that's a lot xD

i_love_weed said...

cant wait for these babys to become cheap :D

or available as 2.5" :P

phoneknowledge said...

I must say that is enormous!

anon1337 said...

That's quite a lot, is this even needed yet?

Barnacle said...

GIEF!

Blinkin said...

Large , and pretty cheap tbh

Collegiate Preps said...

I know what I want for Christmas!

derpfriedrice said...

Quite off putting when the 2 TB are said to not last as long as they should.

Hopefully they'll concentrate on much longer life span.

Indie0987 said...

Damn. Getting close to my storage capacity on my four drives, lol.

Veronica Vyrus said...

3 terrabytes for only 240? That's fucking amazing.

DDX said...

I've been waiting for these to come out. Time to replace my raid array.

Touch and Feel said...

Must. Have.

Soviet said...

Damn. I'm still using a 1GB flash drive. I really should look into that.

Alexi said...

http://www.amazon.com/Bulk-OEM-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B001RB1TIS/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1287698752&sr=8-9

found one for a little over 100$
your welcome