WD stops selling PATA HDDs

Posted on Monday, Dec 23 2013 @ 20:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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I can't remember the last time I plugged in a PATA HDD but apparently these disks were still in production. Availability will soon dry up though as Western Digital announced that they will be stopping shipments of PATA HDDs from December 29, 2013. I suppose no one will shed a tear for this as SATA has been on the market for roughly a decade now.
Product discontinuation notifications (PDNs) for the company's last Caviar PATA hard drives, bearing model numbers WD800AAJB (80 GB), WD1600AAJB (160 GB), WD2500AAJB (250 GB), WD3200AAJB (320 GB), WD4000AAJB (400 GB), and WD5000AAJB (500 GB) were issued this may, soliciting the last orders from OEMs and distributors.
Source: TPU

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