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Western Digital Ships 100 GB Desktop Hard Drive

7,200 RPM Spin Speed Delivers High Performance (July 11, 2001)
Western Digital Corp. today announced the availability of the highest capacity high-performance desktop EIDE hard drive -- a 7,200 RPM three-platter model offering 100 GB of digital storage. Shipments of the 100 GB hard drives are expected to begin this month.

The new WD Caviar is the latest result of Western Digital's charter to maximize desktop computer performance for all users, especially those who take full advantage of massive personal storage for activities such as sophisticated business applications, digital video editing, music, movies and photography.

The 7,200 RPM spin speed improves overall drive performance, which in turn, improves desktop computing performance. The new 100 GB WD Caviar hard drives can store a combination of 1,800 digital photos, 4 hours of digital video, 40 hours of digital music downloads, 18 digital games, and 30 software programs.

The WD Caviar 7,200 RPM family now includes 30, 40, 60, 80 and 100 GB capacity models, expanding Western Digital's overall product mix.

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