Western Digital has released its first 2 TB hard drive, which is says is aimed at the home market for storing multimedia files, photos and libraries.
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Its 3.5-inch platform is based on WD’s 500GB/platter technology (with 400 Gb/in2 areal density) with 32 MB cache, producing drives with capacities of up to 2TB.
Caviar Green drives are designed for use in desktop computers, workstations, and desktop RAID environments.
Advanced technologies include StableTrac, which secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations; IntelliPower, which fine-tunes the balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance; IntelliSeek; which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration; and NoTouch ramp load technology, which is designed to ensure the recording head never touches the disk media resulting in significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection while in transit.