The Western Digital 3 TB internal hard-disk drive, the latest addition to the Caviar Green family of internal SATA drives, is supported in 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. WD has achieved the higher capacity by increasing the areal density to 750 GB per platter. In addition, the company is using Advanced Format technology, which writes 4,096 bytes per data sector. That number is eight times the 512 bytes used for years in drives. Advanced Format is an industry standard available to other hard drive makers. WD's new drive breaks the 2.19 TB limit that existed before the latest advancements. The 3TB Caviar Green manufacturer's suggest retail price is $239. A 2.5 TB model is available for $189.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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