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Nov 20, 2012

Western Digital Ships 4TB WD Black Hard Drive


The 4TB hard drives that we've seen gradually filter into the marketplace have come with a few snags for desktop users; they're usually either external drives we'd never boot from or pokey internal models not meant for anything speed-intensive. Western Digital doesn't want us settling. 

It's shipping a 4TB version of its WD Black desktop drive that holds nothing back for the sake of the extra storage, spinning at a healthy 7,200RPM while packing 64MB of cache, dual processing and a two-stage actuator that together keep the drive working at full burn. At $339, the SATA 6Gbps drive undoubtedly carries a premium in trying to be the best of all worlds; it may be worth the expense for performance-minded types who've been out of options (and capacity) for awhile. More here.

3 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This looks pretty cool. It's amazing to think about how much power is packed into that little thing, technology is incredible sometimes.

Stas Buttler said...

wow awesome. I want one

metalpark_73189 said...

I might need this later on when my 1tb gets full. I was going to get one a few months ago but then that tsunami happened in Thailand and HD prices went up I think more than 20%!