WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5-inch hard drive – 1TB Industry First

wd-scorpio-blue-hddWestern Digital have created the highest capacity 2.5″ with a 12.5mm form factor hard drive. The highest of the 2 new drives can store 1TB of data and uses a 333 GB per platter technology. As well as a 1TB model being available WD will also create a 750GB model which I assume uses 3 x 250GB platters.

The drives are designed to be used in portable computers such as laptops and will provide a huge amount of storage space allowing for media to easily be carried around.

The WD Scorpio Blue drives run both quiet and cool and have a 3GB/s transfer rate.

“The convergence of the growing mobile computing and digital media trends produces demand for desktop-like capacities in portable devices,” said Jim Morris, senior vice president and general manager of client systems at WD. “Our new WD Scorpio Blue drives enable people to take even more of their digital collections with them wherever they go and, realizing the value of their data, back up their notebooks on their My Passport drives.”

WD Scorpio Blue Features

WhisperDrive¢ – WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to produce one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives available.
ShockGuard¢ – Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware and hardware advancements to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications required for mobile and notebook applications.
SecurePark¢ – Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in improved long-term reliability due to less head wear and improved shock tolerance.

The 1TB drive will cost $249.99 when launched while the smaller version will cost $189.99. Each has a 3 year warranty.

Via: Engadget


  1. Gadget Sleuth says

    2.5″ 1TB? Wow…HD tech has advanced so much, even in the last 2 years or so.

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