Western digital 2.5 and 3 TB internally

Western digital is today launching two new internal hard drives of 2.5 and 3 TB.

The references are: WD25EZRSDTL and WD30EZRSDTL

And the prices for these little gems are: $189 & $239

Only here is what hardware.fr says:

” Indeed, beyond 2.2 TB, it is necessary to move from LBA type addressing to Long-LBA addressing, and MBR partitioning must be abandoned in favor of GPT. In the context of a system disk , this requires the need to have a recent, 64-bit OS, as well as a motherboard with a UEFI type bios, which is quite rare.

Western also offers a PCI-Express controller card supporting this type of disk, which suggests that this is not necessarily the case for the drivers of the most common chipsets.”

So we’re waiting to see the first tests!