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WD releases 4TB version of high-performance drive

New dual processor in WD black, designed for gamers and enthusiasts, has twice the performance of its predecessor

By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
November 20, 2012 08:40 AM ET

Computerworld - Western Digital today released a 4TB version of its highest performance desktop drive, the WD Black.

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The new drive has twice the available capacity and its dual processor has double performance of its predecessor. The 4TB WD Black is a 3.5-inch, 7200rpm drive with 64MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface.

The WD Black 4TB drive

"The fast performance and extreme capacity of the award-winning WD Black drives make them perfect for gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations," WD stated in its news release.

The WD Black 4 TB GB (model WD4001FAEX) hard drives are available through select distributors and resellers with a suggested retail price of $339.00.

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed. His e-mail address is lmearian@computerworld.com.

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