Western Digital drives green agenda

Storage vendor Western Digital (WD) has detailed a new environmentally friendly hard disk drive technology, called GreenPower, which it claims can lead to power savings of up to 40%.

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By  Administrator Published  July 26, 2007

Storage vendor Western Digital (WD) has detailed a new environmentally friendly hard disk drive technology, called GreenPower, which it claims can lead to power savings of up to 40%.

Aimed at almost every type of customer, from desktop PC enthusiasts to enterprise level and consumer electronics buyers, drives featuring GreenPower technology should begin hitting the market in the coming weeks. These products will be available in capacities ranging from 320Gbytes all the way up to one terabyte.

According to WD's calculations, the potential 40% decrease in power consumption offered by these Energy Star 4.0 compliant products could mean as much as US $10 of power is saved, per hard drive, per year.

The first drive that will incorporate GreenPower technology is the Caviar GP. This 1Tbyte model drive will first ship as part of WD's My Book range of external drives, with 1Tbyte versions shipping next.

GreenPower versions of WD RE enterprise drives and WD AV consumer electronics drives will then ship in volume in the third quarter of this year.

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