Western Digital, the world's second largest maker of hard disk drives, has began shipping 750GB HDDs, currently the largest capacity that the company offers. Along with a 750GB capacity, WD's Caviar SE16 GL188 offers a 7200rpm rotational speed, 16MB cache, 4.2ms average latency and sustained buffer to disk 70MB/s data transfer rate. The Caviar SE16 GL188 is designed for systems that support Serial ATA-300 interconnection as well as native command queuing technology. The HDD is based on four platters which capacity is currently unclear. The new model also supports an array of WD's own technologies that improve reliability and decrease power consumption. The manufacturer's suggest retail price for the WD Caviar SE16 750GB is $249 USD.
"WD knows that there is nothing more important than our customers' data. Uniquely, our new desktop hard drive brings together SecurePark for better shock characteristics, StableTrac for better vibration performance, and IntelliSeek to reduce power consumption. These proven features will further WD's lead as the most reliable desktop products," said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop storage.
News source: Xbit Laboratories