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Western Digital Shipping 2.5-inch Caviar hard drives based on 320 GB-per-platter technology


Western Digital is now shipping in volume its Western Digital Caviar family of 3.5-inch hard drives based on 320 GB-per-platter technology, the same industry-leading storage areal density that the company has been shipping in its 160 GB-per-platter (320 GB capacity) 2.5-inch Western Digital Scorpio drives since October 2007. An initial Western Digital Caviar capacity point of 320 GB is available immediately. The 320 GB-per-platter technology will be deployed across WD’s desktop, enterprise, CE and external hard drive product lines, including additional capacity points, throughout this calendar year.


The Western Digital Caviar family of 3.5-inch desktop hard drives delivers high performance with 300 MB/s transfer rate, cache sizes up to 16 MB, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), and cool operating temperatures and quiet operation, enabling customers to integrate Western Digital products in the most demanding desktop and external storage environments.




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