Western Digital Launch 7200RPM 2TB Drive

"After the successful launch of the 5400RPM 2TB drive, we have faster variants!"

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7200RPM 2TB Caviar Black
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TBWestern Digital have officially launched the first 7200 RPM 2 Terabyte hard drives. The Caviar Black is for the home user, with the RE4 geared more towards the enterprise environment.
The drives are high performance alternatives to the existing 5400RPM Caviar Green drive. The Caviar Black features four 500GB platters, 64MB of cache dual-state actuator and a dual processor. This combines to create what Western Digital claims to be the "ultimate performance in a maximum-capacity drive".
For the enterprise end of the market, there's the 2TB RE4 drive which is aimed at those who require "superior reliability". The drive provides features such as Active Power Save, a multi-axis shock sensor, pressure sensors, time-limited error recovery and a 1.2 million hour MTBF.
There is no doubt these will be cheap drives, the Caviar Black is shipping in the USA with an RRP of $299, set to be around £200 in the UK. The RE4 is in the process of being qualified by OEMs.
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23-08-2009, 22:10:15


I'm upgrading my current build to a new one. I have the GFX cards already.
Core i7 920,
Asus P6T Deluxe,
Noctua U12P or TRUE120,
6GB OCZ Platinum 1600,
2 GTX 285 1Gig
Antec P183 (I'll really miss my easy to work with Ultra Aluminus, but want something more quiet and without a window for LEDs to light up my room).

I really like the Enermax Revolution 850W, the efficiency, plenty of power on the rails, clean power etc. I'm also a fan of the long cables (especially if I go with a P183 case) as well. But 2 things I don't like are the ridiculous cost and I don't really need a 850W PSU.

I've been looking for comparison to similar but cheaper PSU's. I'm looking for high efficiency, long cables and the like.

Does anyone know of any good PSU's off hand I can look up?


25-08-2009, 12:55:27

I would recomend the Corsair HX850w psu delivers more power than advertises decent efficinecy etc. has basically everything your looking for.

:oc3d: review here: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/power_supply/corsair_hx850w_850w_atx_psu/5

Price £132.24 from Novatech : http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?csr-hx850

If this is out of your price range check fleabay i saw a brand new Corsair HX1000 go for £115.

Let me kno wot u think =]

25-08-2009, 16:21:27

Iv got the Corsair HX850w psu and iv got nearly same setup as you, Iv overclocked my i7 to 4ghz ( very stable ) with this psu and its running like a dream and can barly hear it

25-08-2009, 23:32:40

Awesome, thanks guys. I've looked at some reviews and they're pretty good. Its one nice PSU. I'll start shopping around.

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