Looking to upgrade the internal storage capacity of your Power Mac G5? Western Digital is now shipping its
WD RE2 (RAID Edition) 500GB SATA hard drive mechanism. The new drive costs $349.99.
The WD RE2 can achieve 3.0 gigabyte per second transfer rates, according to Western Digital, and features Native Command Queueing (NCQ) and 16MB of cache. It spins at 7200 RPM.
The drive mechanism has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 1.2 million hours — suitable for heavy duty cycle environments like file, e-mail, database or Web service, video surveillance and scientific activities. It’s also well-suited for disk-to-disk backups and other disk-intensive tasks.