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Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive (Page 3)

By: Chris Ramseyer from Oct 20, 2010 @ 6:26 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Western Digital

The Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB HDD

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Here we get our first look at the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB HDD. As far as hard drives go the layout is a traditional 3.5" form factor. Western Digital includes a bit of information on the drive's label like capacity size and even the amount of cache.

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The 3TB Caviar Green uses a small PCB that has the components mounted so they face the drive. This keeps all of those little surface mount components secure and safe from harm when relocating the drive from one system to another.

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On the connection side of the drive we found standard SATA power and data ports.

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Western Digital also used the standard mounting configuration for a 3.5" form factor drive.

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Western Digital is shipping a Highpoint Rocket 620 with each 2.5 and 3TB Caviar Green at launch. At a later date consumers will be able to find these drives without the included Highpoint HBA, but prices should be about the same.

The Highpoint Rocket 620 HBA uses a Marvell chip and has two SATA ports. The card interfaces with your system through a PCIe 1x slot; most users have a few of these available already, but if you don't have a 1x specific slot open you can use any PCIe connector that is free in your system.

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The back of the Rocket is pretty straight forward. It should be noted that this is the Rocket model and not the RocketRAID version that allows for RAID configurations.

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