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Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

WD Caviar Black 2TB

Two terabytes of performance HDD

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We also wonder how long it will be before we can make the transition from great big clunky 3.5in drives to slinky 2.5in units. WD has recently released a Scorpio Blue laptop drive with a capacity of 640GB which is a slimline 9.5mm drive that only contains two platters.

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

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You can also buy triple platter 12.5mm Scorpio Blue drives with capacities of 750GB and 1TB, so it seems likely that small form factor PCs will soon be offered with a choice of SSD or 2.5 inch HDD.

Toshiba and others have 640GB-and-up 2.5in HDDs on the way too.

Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

End of an era?

Verdict

WD has done sterling work to boost the performance of the Caviar Black with an increase in both data cache and areal density. The result is a speedy 2TB drive that unfortunately costs more than £200. ®

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Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB

WD Caviar Black 2TB

The Caviar Black offers a colossal capacity and great performance, but seems poor value compared to 1.5TB drives.
Price: £204 RRP

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