Items tagged with scorpio blue

It seems like we never have enough space.  Sure, a 1TB notebook drive might be more targeted to the mobile workstation market but we're willing to bet there are more than a few pack rats in the mainstream as well. Recently, Western Digital  stepped out and announced their new 1TB 9.5mm Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch notebook drive.  The announcement was significant in that it's the first drive of this capacity to squeeze that many bits into an industry standard 9.5mm, 2.5" SATA form-factor.  To do this, WD drove areal density per platter in their 2.5" platform to 500GB.  Here's... Read more...
Notebook hard drives have generally followed a similar track as other mobile components, in that they're much smaller, lighter and consume less power, but also offer lower performance, features and capacity versus their desktop counterparts. And though technology continues to evolve in notebook architectures, similarly, some may argue that evolution doesn't happen at the sometimes blinding pace that we see on the desktop.   Regardless, we're sure you can remember a day when terabyte-sized desktop hard drives were ground breaking.  Fittingly, notebook hard drive capacities reaching a full... Read more...
Western Digital announced today that the company's new WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Mobile Hard Drive is now shipping. The 9.5 mm, 2.5-inch hard drive comes packed with a 1TB capacity squeezed into a tiny package to fit most mainstream notebook computers. The drive utilizes a 500GB-per-platter areal density and can claim the crown as the highest capacity 2.5-inch drive in the industry-standard 9.5 mm, two-platter (2-disk) form factor. The Scorpio Blue is designed for ruggedness and reliability with data-protection features to keep your valuable data safe. The drive also achieves excellent power... Read more...
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,... Read more...
Look out, archive junkies! Western Digital is now coming for you down there in the mobile realm, a place where you once thought the "never enough space" bug couldn't bite. Today, the company who beat everyone to the 2TB mark in the desktop hard drive space has developed and shipped the industry's first 2.5" 1TB HDD. The drive, which is joined by the slightly less roomy 750GB sibling, is based on 333GB-per-platter technology, which is a blessing and a curse in a variety of ways. The WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" HDD can be snapped up in 750GB and 1TB capacities, but both have 12.5mm form factors. For... Read more...