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Western Digital 160 GB-per-platter desktop hard drives in Middle East

Posted: 16 August 2006

Western Digital HDThe next-generation WD Caviar Serial ATA (SATA) 3.5-inch desktop hard drives built on 160 GB-per-platter technology utilising WD-designed and -manufactured recording heads are now available in the Middle East.

The drives incorporate ramp load technology, a proven technique in mobile-class drives that parks the recording heads when the drive is idle, powered off and spinning up.

WD utilizes ramp load in its new desktop products to maximise shock robustness and minimise power consumption, enabling continued leadership in quality and long-term reliability.

“Our high density 160 GB-per-platter design with ramp load is a platform that enables WD to continue serving our customers’ growing needs for dependable, high capacity hard drives,” said Hafeez Khawaja, WD’s Senior Regional Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

“Through its portfolio of high-performance, high-capacity drives, WD has established a strong presence in the Middle East market, and the new 160 GB-per-platter desktop drives will enable us to further strengthen our regional standing.”

The WD Caviar family of 3.5-inch hard drives delivers high performance with 7,200 RPM spindle speed, 300 MB/s transfer rate, cache sizes up to 16 MB, and Native Command Queuing (NCQ); capacities ranging from 40 GB to 500 GB; and cool operating temperatures and quiet operation, which enable customers to integrate WD products in the most demanding environments.



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