WD'S NEW GREENPOWER HARD DRIVES REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Subject: Storage | July 23, 2007 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 23, 2007 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today
announced a new environmentally friendly GreenPower
family of WD
CE and external hard drive products. The new GreenPower (GP) family will ship in capacities
from 320 gigabytes (GB) to one terabyte (TB), and will save up to 40% in hard drive power
consumption, or as much as $10 per drive per year.
Based on extensive customer input toward supporting ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliance
and incorporating the latest in engineering technology, WD has delivered the first 3.5-inch
hard drive platform designed with power savings as the primary attribute. The GreenPower
family gives customers more choices when it comes to purchasing hard drives. The initial
drive that will take advantage of WD's new GreenPower technology is the WD Caviar GP.