Western Digital Launches Terabyte 'Black' Drive

Western Digital on Tuesday launched a new pair of its "Caviar Black" drives, available in both 750-Gbyte and 1-terabyte capacities.

The WD Caviar Black 750 GB (model WD7501AALS) and 1 TB (model WD1001FALS) hard drives will be available next week through select distributors and resellers, WD said. The MSRP for the WD Caviar Black 750 GB is $199 and the 1 TB is $249 USD. Both drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty.

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c'mon, who doesnt know that hard drive manufacturers do that when it comes to advertising capacity?, its been like that for as long as i have memory

Ill be more interested when they release a 1.1TB drive which actually gives you around 1TB of space and not 930. 70GB is a lot.

You need to educate yourself on bits and bytes, and what the manufactures use to advertise their sizes, vs what we use to put data to work with.

Plus, 70GB on 1000GB is only what, 7%?

(phiberoptik said @ #4.1)
You need to educate yourself on bits and bytes

It's more KiloBytes and KibiBytes that's the problem...

It's a small percentage, yes, but 70 GB IS a lot of storage space that end-users have been "sold", but will never actually "have". As we start to see hard drive capacities reaching these dizzy heights, isn't it about time manufacturers came clean about what they're actually selling us?

(Mr Fish said @ #4.3)
It's a small percentage, yes, but 70 GB IS a lot of storage space that end-users have been "sold", but will never actually "have". As we start to see hard drive capacities reaching these dizzy heights, isn't it about time manufacturers came clean about what they're actually selling us?

Much as I agree that it is bad that the manufacturers do what they do, by SI units they're correct - it's the OS et al that should be reporting the numbers as GiB not GB (931GiB is about equal to the 1000GB they sell the drives as).

(Esvandiary said @ #4.4)

Much as I agree that it is bad that the manufacturers do what they do, by SI units they're correct - it's the OS et al that should be reporting the numbers as GiB not GB (931GiB is about equal to the 1000GB they sell the drives as).

I disagree, the hard drive manufacturers have known for a long time that Windows goes by 1024, *nix 'df' command by default (without the SI switch) goes by 1024 and I'm not sure but Macs prolly do too. Yet they still decide to go by the 1000 measurement as an advertising tactic.

sorta disappointed in that from what I've read they're using the 250GB platters as opposed to the 320 ones in some of their other drives.