WD Announces 750 GB Enterprise-Class SATA Hard Drives

Subject: Storage | July 17, 2007 - 11:16 AM |
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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