Saturday, January 31, 2009

2-TB HDD in the performance of Western Digital - officially

While some eminent producers of great history in the development and sales of devices HDD scaling down their business, others are not less known, beat the record of capacity and provide finished products, not just make announcements.


Today was officially presented to hard disk drive by company Western Digital. On its 2-TB product we recently mentioned, but then did not know any exact TTH this drive or the timing of its appearance on the market or prices.

Drive one of a series WD Caviar Green, as the manufacturer, which allowing customers caring about saving energy, to create systems that have not only greater capacity, but also the right balance of speed work, guaranteed reliability and low energy consumption.

In addition to the highest-capacity and low energy consumption, the manufacturer puts his credit, such properties of this disk with PMR: low temperature and silence, support technology IntelliPower (adjusted ratio of the speed of rotation, speed and caching algorithms), IntelliSeek (calculation of the optimal time of search) and technology park heads NoTouch, as well as lower power consumption during the promotion.


Also one of the advantages of this solution is its broad applicability as an external storage devices with interfaces for connecting USB, FireWire and eSATA.

Characteristics of the drive:

* Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
* Formatted Capacity: 2000398 MB
* Cache: 32 MB
* Shock in working condition (reading): 65G, 2 ms
Out-of-Shock: 300G, 2 ms
* Noise level: 25 - 29 dBA
* Energy: read / write 7.4 W at idle 4.0 W in standby mode, 0.97 W in sleep mode, 0.97 W
* Dimensions: 26.1 x 147 x 101.6 mm
* Weight: 0.73 kg

MSRP for the most capacious hard drive WD Caviar Green 2 TB (WD20EADS) is set to 299 dollars, slightly higher than previously estimated price. Exclusivity decisions seem to assign a price or even higher.

Source: Western Digital