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WD finally launches 2TB drive

by on27 January 2009


Updated: 1.5TB version and My Book
coming too

WD's much
talked about 2TB hard drive has gone on sale in Australia, and we're expecting it to pop up in Europe and the States within days, if not hours. We were expecting it last week, but it seems WD wasn't in much of a hurry to launch it.

The cheapest listings currently stand at just under AU$400, while the WD's 1TB drive sells for under AU$180. Australians have the misfortune of paying more for their hardware than the rest of the world, and we expect prices in Europe to be slightly lower, although WD's official MSRP is €299. The company will also release a 1.5TB version of the drive, and one of the first uses of the new drives will be in WD's My Book series of external hard drives.

Seagate has recently announced its 12th generation Barracuda series, also featuring 500GB platters, so it might launch its own 2TB drive soon, this time around hopefully without messed up firmware.

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Last modified on 27 January 2009
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