First WD 640 GB drive

Hi everybody!

I need to know, when the first WD drive of capacity 640 GB was introduced to the market and was available to the customers. I need this info for both internal and external drives - date, model (more technical data are also welcome).

Thank you in advance


Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

To Contact WD for Technical Support:


You could try the Wayback Machine:*/

You could also search for reviews:

For example, the following reviews would suggest that WD began shipping 640GB desktop drives sometime between February and March of 2008:

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Thank you for the hints but I need the exact date and officially confirmed. Especially the last is crucial for me. 

Hi this is for internal laptop drives   this is for desktop drives and this is for the external drive. If you need better confirmation you should contact WD

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Nice find, Hammey.

The techreport article links to a WD product release announcement. The URL has expired, but I managed to locate it at the Wayback Machine:{F0EBE2A6-3573-42E6-8DB3-23D3A60DE656}