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Jun142008

WD Caviar 1 TB SATA drives

As more manufacturers aim for the 1 TB storage high-water mark, Western Digital pushed the pace further today with the announcement of its new 7200 rpm 3.5-inch SATA Caviar hard drives, in 750 GB and 1 TB capacities.

The new line of 3.5-inch Caviars, which will ship next week, features 7200 rpm spin speed, 32 MB cache, SATA 3 GB/s interface.

Although WD is promoting these new Caviars as the fastest available in their form factor, the company did not offer any independent benchmarks, and the major enthusiast sites have yet to get their hands on one. However, the dual processor and 32 MB of cache is expected to be a step above similar HDDs that feature just one processor and only 16 MB of cache.

Source:→ BetaNews

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