Western Digital claims fastest 1TB drive on the market

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Western Digital today launched its new line of WD Caviar Black hard drives, featuring capacities of 750GB and 1TB. With two internal processors, a 32MB cache, and a SATA interface to deliver up to 3Gbps of throughput, Western Digital claims its drive is the fastest 7,200RPM 3.5-inch drive on the market.

In addition, the drives also include some of WDs standard features such as StableTrac to reduce vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations, and its NoTouch ramp load technology that prevents the recording head from touching the drive platters to reduce wear and tear. The drives will be available starting next week, with the 750GB version selling at $199 and the larger 1TB unit at $249.

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