Earlier this month, Western Digital announced an addition to their GreenPower line of energy efficient hard drives, bringing them to the enterprise
. Now, they are announcing that the drives are ready to go and have begun shipping all around the world, with the Caviar GP 500GB units consuming a mere 6W
when under load.
The new GP units are the same as the existing 1TB units, so there is not a lot to say about them. They are now in retail for an MSRP of $150, making them within the reach of anyone who might want “enterprise” class performance out of a drive that uses very little power. You can read the full press release
at Western Digital's site.