Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hard Drives WD RE3: now with capacity of 750 GB and 1 TB

Western Digital decided to expand their 3.5-inch hard drives RE3 series in capacity and announced new modifications, containing 750 GB and 1 TB.

These bad boys are used mostly in specially designed for effective use in servers, video surveillance, corporate data transfer, and other massive storage tasks. Also, a wide range of new systems has been used to speed up the hardware:

  • Dual-core system working with controllers allowed to speed up overall performance by 20%;

  • Multi-axis Shock Sensor and Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) technology decrease vibrations and stability;

  • IntelliSeek technology, optimizes process work;

  • Time-limited Error Recovery (TLER) function, which decreases the number of lost packets from RAID-holders;

  • StableTrac Technology and NoTouch Ramp Load Technology for advanced quality and stability work with discs;

  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology, allowing for a solid data recording.

Also, this device is characterized by 7200 RPMs, 32 MB buffer, 1.2 million hours of operation and five-year manufacturer's warranty.

Recommended price for WD RE3 750 GB (serial number WD57502ABYS) and WD RE3 1 TB (serial number WD1002FBYS) approximately $200-$250, mass production has been started.

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