Western Digital rolls-out high performance WD Black hard drives of up to 6TB in storage capacity

Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) has started shipping its WD Black line of performance-level Desktop hard drives with storage expandability up to 6 TB. WD believes that this expansion will benefit gamers in particular who are constantly looking to feed their hunger for high-performance systems.

WD Black hard drives consist of 7200 RPM, 128 MB cache, dual stage actuator, SATA 6 Gb/s interface and an integrated dual processor. According to the company, WD Black 6 TB hard drives perform up to 29% faster than 4 TB variants with max. data rate throughput.

However, alongside gamers, WD Black hard drives mainly try to fulfil the purpose of empowering its Desktop customers with positively balanced capacity, performance and reliability, says WD’s Khwaja Saifuddin.

WD Black 6 TB hard drives are powered by StableTrac technology, which does the job of securing motor shaft inside of the hard disk for increased security reliability.

Increased DRAM cache improves algorithms by optimizing cache between reads and writes. Additionally, it helps reducing congestion and increasing performance.

A dual core processor in WD 6 TB hard drives provides double the processing ability as a single-core to amplify drive execution for faster operation speeds, backed by 5-year limited warranty.

WD Black 5 TB (WD5001FZWX) and WD Black 6 TB (WD6001FZWX) cost Rs. 21,000 and Rs. 22,575 respectively.