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WD Launches High Performance, High Capacity Black 6TB Hard Drive

WD has expanded its high-performance Black series hard drives with the addition of a high-capacity 5TB and 6TB variants both of which feature 3.5-inch form factors, 7200 RPM speeds, 128MB cahches, dual stage actuator technology, and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces.

The new drives have been upgraded and now have a 29% faster data throughput and are 10% faster in PCMark Vantage benchmarks than the previous highest capacity 4TB Black variant. The new drives also feature StableTrac technology which secures and stabilizes the drive for increased reliability, an increased DRAM cache with Dynamic Cache Technology, and a new dual-core processor.

“Combining maximum system performance with generous capacity, the expansion of WD Black to 6 TB allows gamers, enthusiasts and creatives to push the boundaries of personalization without compromise,” said Cindi Grace, senior vice president of WD storage technology group. “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.”

The new 5TB and 6TB WD Black drives will be available soon at a price of Php13,900 and Php16,000, respectively. Both drives come with a five-year limited warranty.