Western Digital unveils 200 G/byte hard drive

Western Digital has unveiled its WD Caviar 200 hard drive to the Middle East. Boasting 7,200 RPM hard drives in 80, 100, and 120 G/byte capacities, the vendor claims to have produced the largest and fastest hard drive available.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  July 2, 2002

Western Digital has unveiled its WD Caviar 200 hard drive to the Middle East. Boasting 7,200 RPM hard drives in 80, 100, and 120 G/byte capacities, the vendor claims to have produced the largest and fastest hard drive available in the region to date. Targeted at top-of-the-line desktops and workstations, Western Digital is also taking the Caviar 200 to the entry-level enterprise server market.

“Continued regional demand for the exceptional performance of 7,200 RPM hard drives at the highest capacities makes these hard drives an ideal choice for computing needs that range from top-of-the-line desktops and workstations to high-end IDE applications such as entry-level enterprise servers,” explains Richard Rutledge, vice president of marketing for Western Digital.

Western Digital’s WD Caviar 60 G/byte-per-platter 7,200 RPM hard drives are offered in capacities ranging from 120 to 200 GB, and are currently available in the Middle East market. To ensure quiet operation in noise-sensitive desktop/work station environments, Western Digital offers hard drives equipped with optional fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motors.

"Hard drive manufacturers are providing incredible levels of performance and capacity to the PC market, as well as to today's emerging markets demanding massive local storage such as personal video recorders," comments Mark Geenen, president of TrendFocus, a research firm specializing in the data storage market.

"Western Digital successfully focuses on the highest capacity and highest performance EIDE hard drives, and delivers another first with 200 gigabytes," he adds.

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