Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Western Digital Ships SATA Hard Drives with 300 MB/s Performance

Western Digital began shipping in volume hard drives offering Serial ATA (SATA) interface with 300 MB/s burst data transfer rate. The new WD Caviar SE16 hard drives feature 16 MB cache -- 2 to 8 times the cache size of standard desktop-class hard drives. The 300 MB/s performance is up to 3 times faster than previous EIDE-versions of the WD drive. Suggested retail pricing is $199 USD for WD Caviar SE16 with 250 GB capacity.

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