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Western Digital Releases 120 GB Drive

New Caviar latest in line of 7,200 RPM drives By Dave Nagel
Western Digital has announced the latest in its line of 7,200 RPM, high-capacity hard drives. The new model is a 120 GB EIDE device device that holds 40 GB per platter. The company has started making initial shipments as of today.

The Caviar 120 sports an ATA/100 interface. It's the third consecutive release of a 7,200 RPM model from Wester Digital. The two previous models, both announced relatively recently, were 80 GB and 100 GB units, also in the Caviar line.

The WD Caviar 7,200 RPM family now includes 20 GB, 30 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 100 GB and 120 GB capacity models. Pricing was not available at press time. The 100 GB model, introduced this month, sells for $379. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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