News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

Western Digital, the world’s largest maker of hard disk drives, on Tuesday introduced its 4TB WD Black HDD which combines high performance with maximum capacity. WD Black drives are aimed for gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations.

Based on four latest-generation 1TB platters, the new WD Black drives combine 7200rpm spin speed, 64MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, Serial ATA 6Gb/s interface, and an integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive. The new HDDs also support such technologies as IntelliSeek, which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration; StableTrac, the motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations; NoTouch ramp load technology.

“Maximizing the features and functionality of power computing applications such as gaming, multimedia and video editing, the new WD Black 4 TB hard drives offer capacity and performance – without compromise. In choosing WD Black hard drives, WD desktop customers get the best possible mix of capacity, performance and reliability to handle intense desktop computing with ease,” said Matt Rutledge, vice president of WD’s client storage group.

The WD Black 4TB (model WD4001FAEX) hard drives are available through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the WD Black 4TB drive is $339. WD Black carries the highest available warranty protection on the market, a 5-year limited warranty.

Tags: Western Digital, WD, WD Black, HDD

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 11/21/12 12:19:36 AM
Latest comment: 11/21/12 08:42:42 AM

[1-2]

1. 
Pfffft, my 500GB failed after 3 months, it was WD 500GB 16MB Sata 3.

They simply replaced the previous blue reliable brand with the red "NAS" brand giving the end user, shitty reliability with new drives that came after Thailand flood, that cost twice as much.

WD have more corruption than King of Jordan.

0 2 [Posted by: medo  | Date: 11/21/12 12:19:36 AM]
Reply

2. 
Ups, this was meant as a reply to medo:
- 1 failed drive means nothing, it happens with every manufacturer
- your 500 GB drive doesn't have much in common with this new one
- Reds are 5.4k rpm, Blues are 7.2k rpm
- prices are still high from every manufacturer
1 1 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/21/12 08:42:42 AM]
Reply

[1-2]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia