INFOTECH: New 3 Terabyte Hard Drive from WD Caviar Green
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Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the arrival of Western Digital's (WD) largest capacity SATA hard drive. As the latest addition to its WD Caviar Green family of SATA hard drives, the new hard drives deliver up to a massive 3 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity on a single drive - a world first. WD is leading the industry in capacity for SATA hard drives by utilising 750 GB-per-platter a real 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.
Linsay Narayanan, WD Product Specialist at Drive Control Corporation says, "The new high capacity green drives will allow our resellers to offer a new standard in capacity with a drive that harnesses the energy efficiency technology that WD is renowned for. This is providing these resellers with an edge, allowing them to build energy-efficient systems with the highest capacities that deliver the optimal balance of system performance, ensured reliability and energy conservation."
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