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Here's another tiny hard drive, this time from Western Digital, which has cleverly named it after fish eggs. The Caviar SE16 has a 300MBps transfer rate, spins at 7200RPM spindle speed and comes with 16MB of cache. But the interesting feature here is what Western Digital is calling WhisperDrive, a technology it believes will lessen the noise of the driveā€”costing it a bit of performance. Not sure how much you need such a quiet drive, but most people I know would rather have the speed. Costs $349.

Western Digital releases 500GB drives [The Inquirer]

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