WD Caviar Black and WD RE4 Hard Drives Set New Benchmarks in High-Feature, High Performance Storage

Western Digital or WD is a data storage pioneer and a longtime leader in the hard drive industry. They are the first to market with a 2TB hard drive. Remember their environmental-friendly Caviar Green? Now, they’re back by offering us a new pair of 2TB HDDS called WD Caviar Black and WD RE4.

wdfDesktop_CaviarBlackThe Caviar Black, according to Jim Morris – Senior Vice President and General Manager of WD’s client storage systems, maximizes the features and functionality of power computing applications such as gaming, photo editing, user-generated multimedia and video, while the RE4 incorporates the best combination of features, optimum performance, and superior reliability that customers have come to expect from Western Digital – said Tom McDorman, Vice President and General Manager of enterprise storage solutions for WD.

The WD Caviar Black and WD RE4 combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 64 MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, SATA 3 gigabits per second [Gb/s] interface, and an integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive. The RE4 HDD has added features though. RE4 promises 1.2 million hours MTBF, Active Power Save, enhanced RAFF technology, multi-axis shock sensor, native command queuing [NCQ], pressure sensors, third generation dynamic fly height, time limited error recovery [TLER], and an extensive and enhanced testing process to ensure long-term reliability for demanding enterprise applications.

Caviar Black is already on sale for $299, the RE4 is currently being qualified by OEMS, and the Western Digital 2TB SATA Green Power eco-friendly Hard Drive WD20000CSRTL can be purchased here.

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