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Old December 3, 2012, 11:35 PM
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5 platters is nothing; Seagate shipped 3.5" drives with 11 or 12 platters in the mid 1990s, 7200rpm, without issue, within the 1 million hour MTBF envelope. Mechanical failure was very uncommon (electrical failure, however.......).

Not sure how well the $350 sticker price will go over, especially with similar 3Tb drives from competitors appearing at the ~$100-$140 mark. Its not like WD implies any sort of superior quality or anything like that these days.
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