Western Digital Launches 2TB Hard Drive

Hard DriveHere’s Western Digital’s press release announcing the launch of their 2TB hard drive,

“While some in the industry wondered if the end consumer would buy a 1 TB drive, already some 10 percent of 3.5-inch hard drive sales are at the 1 TB level or higher, serving demand from video applications and expanding consumer media libraries,” said Mark Geenen, President of Trend Focus. “The 2 TB hard drives will continue to satisfy end user’s insatiable desire to store more data on ever larger hard drives.”

WD Caviar Green is one of the most successful product lines in the company’s recent history with its third-generation GreenPower™ technology, now providing 2 TB of proven reliable storage for today’s high-resolution files and graphics. WD Caviar Green drives are designed for use in USB/FireWire®/eSATA external hard drives, desktop computers, workstations, and desktop RAID environments.

Ah yes . . . insatiable desires . . . for storage. What sort of people could he possibly be talking about? Hmmm.

Suggested retail price is $299. As of today, you can buy a 1TB WD drive on Amazon for $112. Nice.

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