WD® is now shipping the new capacity/platter in WD Green Series

caviar green

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

· Highest areal density in the industry at 667/GB per platter

· 64MB cache

· Best-in-class power – lowest watts per TB in the industry

· WD® GreenPower™ Technology

  • -Incorporates advanced/automatic power management
  • -Low acoustics

· Advanced Format – 512 Byte Emulated Device

· 100% Halogen Free

PR below:

Manila, PHILIPPINES – August 31, 2010WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today announced that it is already shipping the 4th generation WD Green Series, the WD20EARS (2TB) and WD15EARS (1.5 TB) drives, the highest areal density in the industry at 667 GB/platter 3-platter design, 64 MB cache. As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.

Low Power Consumption

The new WD Caviar Green 2TB (3-disk) offers low power consumption than current 2 TB drives in the market. WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to the standard desktop drives with the combination of WD’s IntelliSeek™, NoTouch™, and IntelliPower technologies.

-IntelliPower. A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.

-IntelliSeek. Calculates optimum speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.

-No Touch ramp load technology. The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

StableTrac™

The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during and write operations (2TB model only). Helps enable eco-friendly PCs By using environmentally-conscious PCs with our WD Caviar Green drives on board, large organizations with many desktop computers can minimize their carbon footprint and save real money on electricity costs.

WD Green Power Technology.

WD Green Power Technology™ yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives. Perfect for external drives External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class.

Advanced Power Technology

WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads. Electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption for reduced power requirements and increased reliability.

Advanced Format Technology

WD is changing the way data is stored on the media by offering drives with new Advanced Format Technology. This technology is being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to increase media format efficiencies, thus enabling larger drive capacities. For more information on the WD Green Series WD20EARS (2TB) and WD15EARS (1.5 TB) drives, visit the WD website at www.wdc.com.

About WD

WD, one of the storage industry’s pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users’ data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise computing, embedded systems, and consumer electronics, as well as its own consumer storage and media products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company’s storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company’s Web site (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.