Networking & Cables

WD Desktop Hard Drive Stores 4TBs of Data

The newly announced WD Black 3.5-inch 4TB hard drive from Western Digital is designed to handle the intense computing usage in today's home network or small business environment.

Western Digital says its new WD Black 4 TB 3.5-inch hard drive carries an MSRP of $339, and the company says it is available through select distributors and resellers.
Robert Archer · November 27, 2012

With the consumer electronics market rapidly transitioning from a world of analog technologies and into the realm of digital, network-based solutions are becoming increasingly important. Much of the focus during this transition has been on network speeds, connectivity options and device options—-Apple and Android—-for example, but network storage is just as important.

Western Digital (WD) is a popular manufacturer of storage solutions for the commercial and residential computing markets and recently the company announced its latest storage solution the new WD Black 4TB 3.5-inch hard drive. The company says this new drive combines 7,200 RPM spinning speed, 64MB cache, WD’s dual-stage actuator technology and SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface technologies, and an integrated dual processor to provide users with a high capacity storage solution that is fast and reliable for home use applications.

“Maximizing the features and functionality of power computing applications such as gaming, multimedia and video editing, the new WD Black 4TB hard drives offer capacity and performance without compromise,” boasts Matt Rutledge, vice president of client storage group, Western Digital. “In choosing WD Black hard drives, WD desktop customers get the best possible mix of capacity, performance and reliability to handle intense desktop computing with ease.”

Western Digital adds that with features like a dual processor and its dual actuator technology, the hard drive delivers lots of processing power in tandem with a two-head positioning system that improves the drive’s data tracking accuracy. In addition, the hard drive also includes the company’s IntelliSeek technology which is said to calculate the unit’s optimum operating speed to reduce power consumption, while lowering the amount of noise and vibration produced.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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