Western Digital has quietly updated their 1TB offering to feature three 334GB platters, thus reducing the amount of platters by one.
“That means less power is needed and less moving parts are required to make the drive operate. Impress is reporting that Western Digital has quietly updated its Caviar GP line of drives in Asia with a platter density of 334GB in the 1TB capacity drive. Other features of the drive remain the same with a 16MB cache.”
While lower power is certainly noteworthy, we’re also interested in seeing the performance gains with the trio of higher density platters. WD seems to be on a roll lately, first they released the new Velociraptor drives and now they've improved their 1TB models. We can hardly wait to see what's next.