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Western Digital Expands Its Highest-performing Desktop Hard Drives to 4 TB Capacity

IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 20, 2012 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in hard drives, today announced its highest performance, highest capacity desktop hard drive, the WD Black™ 4 TB, 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive. Shipping immediately, the fast performance and ultimate capacity of the award-winning WD Black drives make them perfect for gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations.

 
 
 

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Western Digital cleared to buy Hitachi disk drive business

"Western Digital has secured conditional approval from the European Union's competition regulator to purchase Hitachi's hard disk drive business for $4.3 billion, after it agreed to sell several production operations."

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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive rated  by 3dGameMan.com

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The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive is fast, compatible, reliable and affordable. This HDD's interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), is 1000GBs or 1TB, a 64MB buffer size, has a rotation speed of 7200RPMs, average latency is 4.2ms, power consumption is 6.8W while being accessed & 6.1W when idle, the noise level is 28dBA to 33dBA & comes with a 5 year warranty.


 

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Thai floods mean big loss to Western Digital exports-minister

"Western Digital is expected to lose about 80 billion baht ($2.6 billion) in exports of hard disk drives from two plants in Thailand that have been forced to close because of floods, the country's industry minister said on Tuesday Wannarat Channukul told reporters after a meeting with executives of Western Digital that its exports last year from the plants were worth about 200 billion baht."

Western Digital-Hitachi: Consolidating Hard Disk Industry

"Western Digital, which makes hard drives for computers, announced this morning it will buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for about $4.3 billion in cash and stock. The hard drive world has been seen as ripe for consolidation, particularly as the rise of tablet computers such as the Apple iPad– which don’t use hard drives for data storage — is casting doubt on the future of the sector. Seagate, for example, was the target of failed takeover talk last year."

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Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" Hard Drive rated  by 3dGameMan.com

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If you're in the market for a super large capacity 3.5" SATA hard drive that needs to be quiet, cool, perform well, eco-friendly and is affordable, the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" Hard Drive is probably it. This hard drive will satisfy even hardcore storage hounds.


 

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Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive rated  by 3dGameMan.com

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Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive is a SATA II 2.5" HDD, but it has some impressive specs. It's 7,200 RPM, 16MB buffer size, very quiet, 500GB and very affordable. Also, when this drive is setup in a RAID 0 arrary it's blistering fast. Dollar for dollar, this drive is rockin'.


 

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