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Western Digital starts shipping today the high-capacity 750GB Serial ATA II WD Caviar SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the WD Caviar SE16 750GB drives deliver high performance with 3Gb/s transfer rate, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology, 16MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). WD Caviar SE16 750GB (model WD7500AAKS) hard drives may be ordered on the company's online store and through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Caviar SE16 750GB is $249 USD. More information about WD Caviar desktop drives may be found on the company's Web site here.



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mmmm RAID0.....
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and the BEST just keeps on getting better.

WOOHOO!!!!!!!
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$249!?!?!? Sign me up!
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Let's see benchies.
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Oh yea,

Size is everything:linky
    
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I'd rather have 2 150GB raptors in raid 0.
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Seagates perp. (7200.10) are faster than caviars , why dont WD make perp. drives? O_o
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Originally Posted by OCZedd View Post
Seagates perp. (7200.10) are faster than caviars , why dont WD make perp. drives? O_o
Huh?.....

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Ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the WD Caviar SE16 750GB drives deliver high performance with 3Gb/s transfer rate, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology, 16MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
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16mb is actually shown to make no difference to 8mb in cache sizes, 3gb/s is obviously impossible, even the fastest drives out barely saturate a 1.5GB/s link.

Anything actually newsworthy here? I brought a 750GB drive a year ago that will perform basically the same as this.
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Originally Posted by keikosid View Post
16mb is actually shown to make no difference to 8mb in cache sizes, 3gb/s is obviously impossible, even the fastest drives out barely saturate a 1.5GB/s link.

Anything actually newsworthy here? I brought a 750GB drive a year ago that will perform basically the same as this.
this has perpendicular recording. much faster.
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