Western Digital Hard Drive Families (Part I)
Western Digital Corporation (often abbreviated to WD) is the second largest computer hard disk drives manufacturer in the world, after Seagate and has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company. Western Digital was founded on April 23, 1970 by Alvin B. Phillips, a Motorola employee, as General Digital, initially (and briefly) a manufacturer of MOS test equipment. It rapidly became a speciality semiconductor maker, with start-up capital provided by several individual investors and industrial giant Emerson Electric Company.
A) Internal Hard Drives
- WD Caviar Blue
Performance and reliability for everyday computing.
- WD Caviar Green
High-capacity, cool, quiet, eco-friendly storage.
- WD Caviar Black
Maximum performance for power computing.
- WD Scorpio Blue
Reliable and rugged high-capacity 2.5-inch mobile storage.
- WD Scorpio Black
Desktop-class performance for notebook computers.
- WD VelociRaptor
The PC enthusiasts’ favorite 10,000 RPM hard drive is still the fastest, most dangerous carnivore around – now with an ultra-fast 32 MB cache and SATA 6 Gb/s interface and twice the capacity of previous generations.
- WD S25
The 2.5-inch WD S25 SAS drives offer the powerful combination of enterprise-class performance and reduced power consumption required for demanding high-performance computing and mission-critical environments.
- WD RE4
Massive capacity, 64 MB cache, 1.2 million hours MTBF, and a 5-year limited warranty, WD RE4 drives offer an ideal combination of high capacity, optimum performance, and 24×7 reliability for enterprise applications.
- WD RE4-GP
WD RE4-GP enterprise-class SATA drives are designed for power-conscious, large-scale data centers.
- WD RE3
1.2 million hours MTBF. Best-in-class vibration tolerance. 5-year limited warranty. Just three of the reasons why WD RE3 drives are the world’s most reliable SATA drives.
- WD AV-GP
Power-conserving WD AV-GP drives offer significant power savings and thermally optimized operation resulting in lower cost of ownership and unsurpassed reliability for PVR/DVR, IPTV boxes and media server manufacturers.
- WD AV-25
Low power storage engineered to thrive in 24×7 streaming environments.
- WD AV
Significant design advances in WD’s hard drive technology, combine optimized AV performance with best-in-class power consumption and thermally optimized operation enabling unparalleled cost of ownership for manufacturers of digital video recording devices.
- WD SiliconEdge Blue
Solid state drives that will satisfy the most demanding technology enthusiasts and bring a new level of performance and ruggedness to laptop and desktop PCs.
B) Network Products
- WD ShareSpace
A high-speed network-attached storage system with capacities up to 8 TB. Perfect for centralizing and sharing data and multimedia files on a small office or home network.
- My Book Live
Centralize your photos, music, movies and files on your wired or wireless network for your whole family to access.
- My Book World Edition II
Central storage and backup for all the computers in your network and double-safe data protection with RAID mirroring technology.
- My Book World Edition
The home network drive that everyone in the house can use, whether they’re on a Mac or PC, to save and share photos, music, and movies on a wired or wireless network.
- WD Livewire
Use your home’s electrical outlets to create wired, streaming-ready, high-speed Internet connections anywhere in your home without running wires between rooms.