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WD Delivers High-Performance Hard 1TB Drive

  • 02 July, 2008 14:00

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<strong>Fastest 3.5-inch 7200 RPM Drive on the Market</strong><br/>
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<strong>Sydney Australia </strong>– <strong>July 02, 2008</strong> - Western
Digital launched its new line of WD Caviar® Black™ 7200 RPM 3.5-inch
SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives for high-performance desktop, workstation and
multi-drive systems. Available in capacities of 750 GB and 1 TB, WD Caviar Black
hard drives are part of a new family of WD product categories designed to simplify
the buying experience for customers worldwide.<br/>
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WD was the first company to introduce a hard drive, optimised for low power
consumption, using GreenPower technology, and is raising the bar for the high
performance desktop market with WD Caviar Black. “WD Caviar Black hard
drives offer the highest capacity and performance in a desktop class drive available
on the market today enabling users to maximise the features and functionality
of power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing,”
said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop storage.
“Selection of a WD Caviar Black drive ensures WD customers receive the
best WD has to offer in terms of features, performance and reliability.”<br/>
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In keeping with WD’s leadership in hard drive performance, WD Caviar Black
drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed with the SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 32 MB
cache to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive. The WD Caviar
Black series of hard drives are designed for use in high-end OEM desktop systems,
as well as by users who want to upgrade the speed and capacity of their system.
WD Caviar Black hard drives feature the following:<br/>
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<strong>High Performance Electronics Architecture</strong><br/>
<strong>Dual processor </strong>– Twice the processing power to maximize
performance. <br/>
<strong>32 MB cache</strong> – Bigger, faster cache means faster performance.
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<strong>Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture</strong><br/>
<strong>StableTrac™</strong> – The motor shaft is secured at both
ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate
tracking, during read and write operations.<br/>
<strong>NoTouch™ ramp load technology </strong>– The recording head
never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording
head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.<br/>
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<strong>WD Caviar Blue, Green, Black </strong><br/>
WD’s new ‘blue, green, black’ product system enables customers
to choose the right drive for them. WD Caviar Blue represents the performance
and reliability that WD has been building for over 20 years, the WD Caviar Green
employs WD’s GreenPower technology for cool, quiet and eco-friendly operation,
while the WD Caviar Black family of hard drives delivers maximum performance
for today’s discriminating technology enthusiasts.<br/>
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<strong>Product Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital <br/>
Product Name: WD Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) <br/>
RRP for 1TB: A$269 , NZ$$299 <br/>
Warranty: Industry leading 5-year limited warranty<br/>
Website: www.westerndigital.com<br/>
Product link and Photos: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=488<br/>
Australian Distributors: Achieva, Synnex Australia, Today Tech, Westan<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: VST, Ingram Micro NZ, Synnex NZ<br/>
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<strong>About WD</strong><br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that
keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise
to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage applications.<br/>
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WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital
and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com)
to access a variety of financial and investor information.<br/>
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Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, and WD Caviar Black are registered trademarks
in the U.S. and other countries and StableTrac and NoTouch are trademarks of
Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks herein are property
of their respective owner. One gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. One terabyte
(TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating
environment.<br/>
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<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au<br/>
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