When news first leaked about the imminent launch of the
Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB hard disk drive, it got a ton of
people really excited. Everyone has been fervently awaiting the
arrival of the first desktop hard disk drive to break the 2.1 TB limit
that has virtually halted the growth of hard disk drive capacity for
last 2 years.
Although Seagate was the first to ship a 3 TB hard disk drive in an
external drive - the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, Western Digital
would be the first to ship 2.5 and 3 TB internal hard disk drives that
anyone can pop into their desktop PCs. However, Western Digital had to
rely on a workaround to get the new drives to work with current
motherboads, resulting in some limitations. Read more at TechARP.