Western Digital intros 750GB Caviar RE2 hard drive

— 1:14 PM on July 17, 2007

Roughly a month and a half have passed since Western Digital introduced a 750GB version of its popular Caviar SE16 desktop hard drive. We had a chance to review the new model back in mid-June, and now Western Digital has unveiled a new version of the same drive meant to cater to the enterprise market.

The new 750GB Caviar RE2 has the same 7200RPM spindle speed, 16MB of cache, and support for 300MB/s Serial ATA transfer speeds with Native Command Queuing as the 750GB Caviar SE16. However, the RE2 is tuned for operation in RAID arrays, it's covered by a five-year warranty, and it's rated for a mean time between failures of 1.2 million hours. For reference, the SE16 is only covered by a three-year warranty. Western Digital says the suggested retail price for the 750GB Caviar RE2 is $265, which is about $65 more than the 750GB Caviar SE16.

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