Western Digital announced it is increasing the capacity of its enterprise-class WD Caviar® RE hard drives by nearly 30%, continuing to provide cost-effective solutions for dependable, high capacity enterprise storage. WD Caviar RE drives spin at 7,200 RPM, are equipped with either Serial ATA (SATA) or EIDE interfaces and are now available in capacities up to 320 GB. WD Caviar RE hard drives are currently shipping in volume and are available through Western Digital’s distribution network. Estimated street pricing for WD Caviar RE 320 GB capacity with SATA interface (model no. WD3200SD) is $ 229 USD and WD Caviar RE 320 GB with EIDE interface (model no. WD3200SB) is $ 219 USD.

Western Digital Corp. today announced it is increasing the capacity of its
enterprise-class WD Caviar® RE hard drives by nearly 30%, continuing to provide
cost-effective solutions for dependable, high capacity enterprise storage. WD
Caviar RE drives spin at 7,200 RPM, are equipped with either Serial ATA (SATA)
or EIDE interfaces and are now available in capacities up to 320 GB.

Requiring affordable, high capacity, highly reliable storage, IT
professionals have previously utilized desktop-class drives in demanding,
multi-user environments — an application for which these drives are not
designed. Addressing this customer need, WD optimized high-capacity 7,200 RPM
drives with technology that significantly increases reliability and
multi-drive-system compatibility.

"As a leader in real-time video recording, a company like Solution Boxes relies
on WD Caviar RE hard drives," said Marshall Eudy, president and chief executive
officer of Solution Boxes, Inc. "WD’s focus on the high-duty cycle requirements
of the enterprise market has provided us with an extremely cost-effective,
reliable drive and we will not chance using hard drives from any other
manufacturer in our systems."

WD Caviar RE drives feature Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER), which helps
prevent drive fallout caused by standard extended desktop hard drive
error-recovery processes. Prior to WD’s development of TLER, hard drive fallout
when using desktop drives in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)
applications was a common experience among systems integrators and storage
manufacturers. By addressing the differences between single-user and multi-user
workloads, WD Caviar RE drives implement RAID-specific TLER, which improves
drive compatibility with RAID controllers resulting in markedly improved system
reliability.

WD Caviar RE drives also feature one million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between
Failure), offering systems builders and storage system manufacturers high
reliability in high-duty cycle applications, where continuous performance is
essential.

"Continuing our enterprise leadership, WD Caviar RE hard drives deliver the high
quality and reliability that customers demand from WD," stated Richard E.
Rutledge, vice president and general manager of WD’s PC Components Group. "When
WD Caviar RE was introduced, customer response was immediate and affirmative,
and we acted on their input to enhance the drive further, delivering a high
capacity hard drive well-suited for RAID server applications."

Availability & Pricing

WD Caviar RE hard drives are currently shipping in volume and are available
through Western Digital’s distribution network. Estimated street pricing for WD
Caviar RE 320 GB capacity with SATA interface (model no. WD3200SD) is $ 229 USD
and WD Caviar RE 320 GB with EIDE interface (model no. WD3200SB) is $ 219 USD.
Additional information about WD Caviar RE hard drives may be found on the
company’s Web site at

http://www.westerndigital.com/products