Hitachi laid claim to the title of world’s first 7200 rpm 3.5-inch 2TB hard drive back in early August with its Deskstar 7K2000 HDD. It has been almost a month since that HDD debuted and Western Digital is now matching the 2TB 7200 rpm offering.
Western Digital has unveiled the Caviar Black 2TB HDD spinning at 7200 rpm and using the SATA 3 Gb/s interface with a 64MB cache. The drive is model number WD2001FASS and WD says it has twice the processing power of previous drives. Also featured are dual actuators for more accurate and StableTrac technology.
WD also unveiled an enterprise version of the 7200 rpm 2TB HDD called the WD RE4 model number WD2003FYYS. The drive has the same 64MB cache as the other drive, but is rated for 1.2 million hours MTBF. Pricing for the Caviar Black is $299 with the price on the RE4 unannounced at this time.