WD to ship 750 GB hard drives
Dubai, June 13, 2007
Western Digital will start shipping in volume high-capacity 750 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar SE16 desktop-class hard drives, a company spokesman said.
The WD Caviar SE16 750 GB is ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop storage.
“WD knows that there is nothing more important than our customer’s data. The hard drives deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ),' he added.
'Uniquely, our new desktop hard drive brings together SecurePark for better shock characteristics, StableTrac for better vibration performance, and IntelliSeek to reduce power consumption. These proven features will further WD’s lead as the most reliable desktop products.”
According to Bennett, the high-capacity, reliable hard drives are of the utmost importance to desktop users who are running multimedia systems, advanced computing and other data-intensive applications.
'WD Caviar desktop hard drives incorporate advanced features that contribute to a cool, fast, and reliable computing environment,' he noted.
WD Caviar SE16 750 GB hard drives include WD’s SecurePark technology, which parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is not operating.
Unlike drives without SecurePark, the feature improves non-operational shock tolerance by ensuring that the recording heads never touches the disk surface, reducing head and surface wear and enhancing long-term reliability, Bennett said.
In addition to the reliability properties of WD’s SecurePark and StableTrac technologies, the WD Caviar SE16 750 GB hard drives uses a unique technology to reduce power consumption, he added. TradeArabia News Service