WD ships 320 GByte enterprise drive

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WD ships 320 GByte enterprise drive

Western Digital today announced it is increasing the capacity of its enterprise WD Caviar RE hard drives by about 30 percent. The Caviar RE drives are now available with up to 320 GByte of space and continue to offer SATA or EIDE interfaces and a platter rotation speed of 7200 rpm.

The drives include WD’s proprietary “Time Limited Error Recovery” (TLER), which helps prevent drive fallout caused by standard extended desktop hard drive error-recovery processes, the firm said. The Mean Time Between Failure value (MTBF) of the new drive is 1 million hours.

WD said the Caviar RE harddrive are currently shipping in volume and are available through resellers. Street pricing for WD Caviar RE 320 GByte with SATA interface is $230, the model with EIDE port is priced at $220. (THG)