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Western Digital could be set to add a 2TB model to its Caviar Black range, if a picture of a promotion card in Japan is to be believed. Up until now WD has reserved the 2TB capacity for its desktop Caviar Green range, spinning at 5,400rpm. This is used in WD's MyBook World Edition shared home backup product. WD also has an …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mega cache!

    Hard drives with 64GB caches. Wow. I gotta get me one of those!

  2. Bernie 2


    "The RE4-GP 2TB model has a 64GB cache"

    hmm don't think so somehow.

  3. Jonathan Mills

    RE : Mega cache!

    yes, the cache runs on a spinning disk

  4. Chris Byers
    Thumb Up

    If it's as good as the Green model count me in!

    I have the 2TB Green running on my media PC at home. it may be a 'green' model, but it is totally silent and the performance is plenty good enough for it's purpose. If the Black model is as quiet I may well invest for my workstation!

  5. Levente Szileszky
    IT Angle

    32GB cache?

    '(...)but the cache runs up to 32GB(...)"

    Sweet Jesus, gotta get few of these..! ;)

  6. Craig McAllister

    Someone wake up the subeditor...

    ...for the aforementioned cache GB/MB fubar.

    still, 64MB is a lot for a spinny disk cache. For the record, SSDs usually come with more (eg. Samsung's 256GB one comes with a 128MB cache).


  7. Tom 35

    Missed one...

    They fixed the 64GB but missed the other one...

    "store up to 750GB of data with a 2-16GB cache. "

  8. Chris Mellor 1

    WD's no comment comment

    A western Digital spokesperson sent this message: "WD has definitely not announced this product. As you are aware WD do not announce a new product until the company is shipping, which is not the case today."


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