1TB drives have already hit the 2.5" HDD market
, but Western Digital
realizes that not everyone needs or wants all that space. In order to serve that other demand, the company has introduced a slightly smaller drive, the 750GB Scorpio Blue. Still a sizable piece to say the least, and this drive boasts a 375 GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format technology.
Other features include drop-in functionality with any notebook that uses 2.5" HDD (that's almost all of them), WhisperDrive technology to keep things quiet, ShockGuard and SecurePark. It's available today with a model number of WD7500BPVT, and it's listing for $149.
WD® LEADS IN 2.5-INCH AREAL DENSITY WITHNEW 750 GB NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVES
WD Mobile Hard Drives with Advanced Format Technology Offer Highest Capacity For Mainstream Notebook Computers
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Mar. 30, 2010 – WD® (NYSE: WDC) today announced
that it is now shipping 750 GB of storage capacity in a standard-height
2.5-inch notebook hard drive -- the industry’s highest capacity to date
in this form factor. Designed for mainstream notebook computers, the WD
Scorpio® Blue™ 750 GB hard drives utilize WD’s leading 375
GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format technology.
An ideal solution for notebook computers and other portable devices
whose users require extreme capacities in a small package, extended
battery life and cool, reliable operation, the WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB
hard drive is also one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives on the market.
“WD continues to lead the market with capacity points that enable
consumers and business professionals to store large quantities of data
and rich media content,” said Jim Morris, WD's senior vice president
and general manager of Storage Products. “Our leading power efficiency,
achieved without compromise to performance, is another example of the
added features and value that our customers have come to expect from
Features of the WD Scorpio Blue include:
• Advanced Format technology - Technology being pioneered by WD
and adopted by other drive manufacturers to increase media format
efficiencies, thus enabling larger drive capacities.
• WhisperDrive™ - WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines
state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest
2.5-inch hard drives on the market. These algorithms also optimize the
way a drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power
• ShockGuard™ - Leading-edge ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
• SecurePark™ - WD's SecurePark technology 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 non-operational shock tolerance.
• Fast and efficient – Ultra-fast 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s)
SATA interface speed yields performance fit for demanding mobile
• Tested for compatibility – WD performs extensive tests on
hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in its FIT Lab™ and
Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our
drives will work in their systems.
Price and Availability
WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB (model
WD7500BPVT) hard drives are shipping now through select distributors
and resellers. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD
Scorpio Blue 750 is $149.00 USD. WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are
covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about WD
Scorpio Blue mobile hard drives may be found on the company's Web site
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders,
provides products and services for people and organizations that
collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and
produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives
that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced
technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise
computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its
own consumer storage and media products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed
to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and
retailers under the Western Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the
Investor section of the company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.