Western Digital Black 4TB HD launched

You can now step up from 3TB drives
Darren Allan

November 20, 2012

Western Digital (WD) has announced that its Black range of hard disks now offers a 4TB model.

The WD Black 4TB is a 3.5 inch 7200 RPM drive, with 64MB of cache, an integrated dual processor and SATA 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

Matt Rutledge, vice president of WD’s client storage group, commented: “Maximising the features and functionality of power computing applications such as gaming, multimedia and video editing, the new WD Black 4 TB hard drives offer capacity and performance – without compromise.”

“In choosing WD Black hard drives, WD desktop customers get the best possible mix of capacity, performance and reliability to handle intense desktop computing with ease.”

As well as the dual processor on board to maximise performance, WD has also brought dual actuator tech onto the 4TB drive. This is a head positioning system that employs two actuators to improve positional accuracy over the data tracks.

WD also has several other disk innovations on board, such as Intelliseek, which helps to lower both noise and power usage, and NoTouch, which means the recording head never touches the disk media to lessen wear and tear.

The 4TB Black drive comes with a suggested retail price of £239.


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