WD Announces 750 GB Enterprise-Class SATA Hard Drives
Subject: Storage | July 17, 2007 - 08:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 17, 2007 - Addressing the needs for the growing
enterprise market for high-capacity, highly-reliable storage, Western
Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it will be shipping its WD RE2
(RAID Edition) 750 GB hard drive this month. With 3.0 Gb/s data transfer
rate, WD RE2 hard drives feature Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and 16 MB
cache for high system performance.
"WD has continued to leverage its extensive experience from previous
RAID Edition drives, to develop a hard drive perfectly suited for a variety
of high-capacity enterprise applications. These drives demand high capacity,
reliability, performance and advanced features," said Tom McDorman, WD's
vice president and general manager of enterprise storage.
Addressing a growing high-capacity enterprise market, WD RE2 drives are
reliability-rated at 1.2 million hours MTTF (mean time to failure) in high
duty cycle environments. Combined with a new 750 GB capacity, this provides
enterprise-class drives with reliability and other required attributes for
demanding server and network-attached storage environments, such as file
servers, e-mail servers and Web servers. Other proven features incorporated
in the new WD RE2 750 GB hard drives include:
- SecurePark(TM) for improved shock characteristics
- StableTrac(TM) for improved vibration performance
- IntelliSeek(TM) to reduce power consumption, noise and vibration
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