Western Digital: 640 GiByte notebook hard drive with 9.5 millimeter height
Western Digital introduces a 9.5 millimeter hard drive with two platters and 640 GiByte capacity.
With a capacity of 640 GiByte Western Digital's notebook hard drive won't be the biggest device on the market for long since Toshiba has already announced an even bigger model. But the WB Scorpio Blue is supposed to be released much earlier than the competitive product. With a height of only 9.5 millimeters the 2.5 inch hard drive is intended for notebooks and other mobile devices.
The two platters of the Western Digital Scorpio Blue are running at a maximal speed of 5,400 rpm and thus the hard drive is supposed to be quieter than faster models. Besides that the hard drive has a cache of 8 MB and the SATA interface with 3 GB/s is supposed to deliver high data transfer rates. In comparison to the predecessor the power consumption has been lowered, too - but Western Digital could not deliver exact values yet.
When the Western Digital Scorpio Blue will finally hit the market has not been announced yet, but the hard drive is already listed for about 120 Euros in European shops. For more information see the product page of the Western Digital Scorpio Blue.
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