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Western Digital Debuts 750GB Scorpio Black Hard Drive

Western Digital Debuts 750GB Scorpio Black Hard Drive

Western Digital's Scorpio Black lineup has gained another member this week. The company has just introduced a 750GB version of the 7200RPM 2.5" drive, which is perfectly suited for upgrading the notebook in your life. It's one of the biggest HDDs you can buy for a laptop, and it's also one of the fastest. It has 16MB of cache and is engineered to suit the needs of gamers, professionals and those who store lots and lots of content on their mobile workhorse.

The drive uses Advanced Format technology, and it's available now in the U.S. The price? Just $149, which doesn't seem like too much to ask given the immense capacity and the 7200RPM spindle speed.


WD Scorpio® Black™ Drives Offer 750 GB of High-Performance Storage, for Capacity-Hungry Systems


IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its new WD Scorpio® Black™ 750 GB (photo) 7200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA hard drives for high-performance notebook computers and portable storage devices. One of the fastest hard drives on the market, WD Scorpio Black drives combine class-leading 7200 RPM spin speed and 16 MB cache to deliver maximum notebook performance. Now available in capacities up to 750 GB, the WD Scorpio Black hard drives provide creative professionals, gamers and PC enthusiasts with additional capacity they need to get their job done. Using Advanced Format (AF) technology, the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drives also incorporate a variety of data-protection features to actively monitor and protect valuable data.

The entire family of WD Scorpio Black hard drives is designed for use in OEM notebook systems and has been tested across multiple platforms to allow anyone a successful upgrade of speed and performance to their current notebook system.

"Our most demanding customers have come to expect "no compromises" from all of our Black series products," explains Matt Rutledge, vice president of product marketing for WD.  "The new WD Scorpio Black drive does not disappoint, providing users of portable devices the necessary speed, significant storage and efficient power management needed to enjoy their favorite HD content, high resolution images, powerful office applications or gaming at home, in the office or on the road."

Price and Availability

WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drives (model number WD7500BPKT) are available now in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors. MSRP for the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drive is $149.00 USD. WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. More information about WD Scorpio Black hard drives may be found on the company's website at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=130.
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I wonder if this'd work well inside my PS3. Hmm.

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I just installed this drive in my PS3 that originally came with a 20GB drive, and it is fast and quiet. It seems that the boot time has almost been cut in half. Surprisingly to me, under system information, it says "Free Space 620GB / 698GB." I guess this has something to do with the way the PS3 formats the drive, and not the actual drive itself.

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^yes, HD's specs are given assuming 1000mb=1gb. however 1gb=1024mb. 

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I think it's a great price for the performance and capacity, nice.

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Makes me wish my MBP HDD would have died 2 months later. The 320GB is amazing though.

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I may soon be working with a SilverStone SG-07B Mini case that can handle ,2x2.5" drives or 1 3.5" HD ,nice options to consider .

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I just got a 7,200RPM Seagate 500GB Hybrid drive for my Dell Laptop it has 4GB of flash storage and supposedly "Learns" your usage patterns and loads what you use the most onto the flash portion to improve performance.

We'll see how ir works out.

This WD drive looks OK too.

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Thats a lot of space for a laptop!

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amdcrankitup:
Thats a lot of space for a laptop!

My Dell had a 160GB 5,400RPM Scorpio Blue in it when it was new. I didn't replace it because of a lack of space, I just wanted a faster drive and couldn't afford a 120GB SSD for it. Gonna buy a little enclosure for the old drive and use it for a backup.

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So sweet!

I don't think this will have much use in most laptops unless their being used as desktop replacements but this can really pave the way for portable hard drives that don't require an external power supply but can get it all from the USB port its plugged in to

correct me if I'm wrong, but don't most laptop hard drives require no external power supply if used as an external HD?

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Yes, Sunday, most laptop drives work without an external powersupply. as a matter of fact, am using a 250 gig one in a Bytecc enclosure that works through USB only.

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