Western Digital Ships First 3TB Internal Hard Drive


Western Digital has just announced that the world’s first internal 3TB drive is shipping.  At 750GB per platter, this is one big drive!  The 3TB model reatils for $239 and the 2.5TB for $189.  Now, we just need a 2 platter design, running at 7200rpm.

Drives with capacities in excess of 2.19 TB currently present barriers for PC hardware, firmware and software. To satisfy the new set of requirements of which users must be aware to successfully integrate larger capacity drives, WD is bundling its WD Caviar Green 2.5 and 3 TB hard drives with an Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)-compliant Host Bus Adapter (HBA), which will enable the operating system to use a known driver with correct support for large capacity drives.