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Product News: Western Digital RE4

Product News: Western Digital RE4

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This 2TB, 3.5-inch hard drive spins up at 7200rpm and offers 64MB of storage space. The RE4 has two reading head actuators that provide more accurate movement and reading of the drive disks, with the second actuator using piezoelectric motion to fine tune positioning. The head does not actually touch the disks, so as to reduce wear and tear on the media. A second processor is included to improve the hard drive’s efficiency. WD’s IntelliSeek seek speed optimisation system aims to reduce noise and heat when reading the disks. Vibrations are further reduced through the StableTrac system, which secures the motor shaft on both ends to stabilise the platters. Multi-axis shock sensors are also built-in to reduce the damage caused by sudden drops or movement of the hard drive when in use. It can operate at temperatures of five to 55 degrees Celsius and be kept in a non-operational mode at between -40 to 70 degrees Celsius. It weighs 1.66kg and has a five-year limited warranty.

RRP: To be announced

DISTRIBUTED BY: Achieva and Synnex.

WEB: www.wdc.com


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