Thanks to our own youm0nt for this piece of news. Western Digital today announced that it is shipping its next-generation 80 GB-per-platter technology, which will produce PC hard drives that can store up to 250 GB.
This new hard drive technology adds 25 percent more capacity to Western Digitals existing WD Caviar 200 GB hard drive line, which was based on 67 GB-per-platter technology.
WD Caviar 7,200 RPM 80 GB-per-platter hard drives began shipping last month. WD Caviar 80 GB-per-platter hard drives are offered in single and multi-platter designs in capacities of 80, 120, 160, 200 and 250 GB. Shipment of the multi-platter hard drives, including the flagship WD Caviar 250 GB, is expected next month.
WD Caviar Special Edition hard drives equipped with 80 GB-per-platter technology are also anticipated to be available next month, the company said. These drives feature an 8 MB cache size and are covered under warranty for a three-year period.
To achieve the 250 GB capacity, WDs new 250 GB Caviar models use high-yield disk platters which each hold 83 GB. Prices were not disclosed.
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