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Western Digital adds 750 G and 1 TB Hard Drives to their successful WD RET hard drive product range

The Data Detect technicians keep a close eye on all the latest hardware and trends. You can imagine the excitement from our team when we heard about Western Digital’s launch of the new 750 GB and 1 TB WD RE3 SATA hard drives that were added to the company’s successful family of WD RET hard drives.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Aug. 26, 2008 – As the enterprise market for highly reliable, high-capacity storage continues to grow, WDR (NYSE: WDC) today added 750 GB and 1 TB WD RE3 SATA hard drives to its successful family of WD RET hard drives.

Western Digital has become well known in the industry for their high-performance Raptor desktop hard drives. These hard drives spin at a rate of 10K RPM, but only provide up to a 150GB capacity. The new drives, just introduced into the market, spin slightly slower at 7200 RPM. This is not such a big disappointment when you take a look at the extremely high capacities. The two brand new models check in at 750GB and 1TB. These hard drives deliver top-rated performance in a maximum-capacity desktop hard drive. With consumers demanding more and more capacity for data storage, who could ask for more! Well, for the next couple of months anyways…

The new hard drive consists of a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface, a dual processor design and a full 32GB of onboard cache, ideal for servers, video surveillance, and other write-intensive applications.

WD RE3 Key Features include:

StableTrac™ – The WD RE3 motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce vibration for accurate tracking during read and write operations. This reduces the risk of hard drive failure.

Dual processor – Doube the processing power and 20 percent performance improvement compared to the previous generation of hard drives.

RAFF™ technology – Up to 60 percent performance improvement over previous generation drives, RAFF technology includes more sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive in real time for maximum performance in high vibration environments.

IntelliSeek™ technology – Lowers power consumption by calculating optimum seek speeds, noise, and vibration in active seek modes – all without degrading hard drive performance.

Multi-axis shock sensor – An additional third sensor has been added to all RE3 models to automatically detect the smallest shock events, thus giving your data further protection.

RAID-specific, Time-Limited Error Recovery (TLER) – Aids in preventing drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes.

Thermal extended burn-in test – Extended burn-in testing with thermal cycling. This has been added to ensure only the most robust drives are produced as RAID Edition.

NoTouch™ ramp load technology – Significantly less wear to the recording head as recording head never touches the disk media ensuring better protection in transit.

WD RE3 1 TB (model WD1002FBYS) and the 750 GB (model WD7502ABYS) hard drives are available now through resellers and retail agents.

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