Western Digital have expanded upon their range of Caviar SE16 desktop-class hard drives recently, introducing a new 750GB model with 3GB/sec transfer rate, 16MB cache and NCQ.
Along with its implementation of perpendicular recording technology, the drive also boasts improved reliability / cooler operating temperatures by means of WD's "SecurePack" technology, this designed to park the recording heads away from the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive's not in use, prolonging the lifespan of the drive substantially.
The drive should be available on store shelves anytime now and carries an RRP of $249 ($389 down under).
To learn more about it, have a read of the press release on WD's website folks.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - June 4, 2007 -Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is shipping in volume high-capacity 750 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar® SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the WD Caviar SE16 750 GB drives deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
"WD knows that there is nothing more important than our customers' data," said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop storage. "Uniquely, our new desktop hard drive brings together SecurePark for better shock characteristics, StableTrac for better vibration performance, and IntelliSeek to reduce power consumption. These proven features will further WD's lead as the most reliable desktop products."