Western Digital Reveals High-Performance 4TB Hard Drive

Western Digital Introduces 4TB WD Black Hard Disk Drive

by Anton Shilov
11/20/2012 | 08:48 AM

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.