Western Digital finally released its long-awaited 2TB hard drive on Tuesday. WD will release the internal version first, and external version will come afterwards.
The new hard drive, called WD Caviar Green 2TB, is part of the company’s cool and quiet “WD Caviar Green” family. This hard drive family is also available in 1.5TB and 1TB versions.
“While some in the industry wondered if the end consumer would buy a 1 TB drive, already some 10 percent of 3.5-inch hard drive sales are at the 1 TB level or higher, serving demand from video applications and expanding consumer media libraries,” said Mark Geenen, president of Trend Focus, in a statement. “The 2 TB hard drives will continue to satisfy end user’s insatiable desire to store more data on ever larger hard drives.”
WD Caviar Green 2TB is designed with four-platter (500GB per platter) and offers a total of 32 MB cache used to increase throughput.
Western Digital also stated that the 2TB hard drive already available at selected resellers and distributors, priced at $290.00.
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