Items tagged with 640gb

It's not unusual for competitors to attempt to keep up and one-up each other, and that's exactly what's going on here with Western Digital's latest hard drive. Shortly after Samsung and Toshiba introduced 640GB mobile hard drives, WD has stepped forward to do likewise.Announced today, the outfit's 9.5mm high 2.5" 640GB HDD has started shipping in volume, with the 'Scorpio Blue 640' expected to hit notebooks in short order. The real news here is the 9.5mm height, which is an industry standard; most oversized notebook HDDs are slightly larger, meaning that they can't actually fit inside most laptops without some modification. The new WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB drive has a 30 percent reduction in overall... Read more...
Time keeps on ticking, and hard drives keep on growing. With desktop HDDs already sitting at 2TB and the solid state arena growing larger members each month, it only makes sense to see a new benchmark set for the world of 2.5" notebook drives. Toshiba has today introduced what it's calling the industry's largest 2.5" laptop hard drive, and with a capacity of 640GB, we can't really argue.Previously, most notebook hard drives topped out at 500GB, but Toshiba's MK6465GSX adds another 140GB to the pile. The drive spins at just 5400RPMs, meaning that those looking for the fastest transfer rates should probably look elsewhere and snap up a smaller 7200RPM drive or an SSD (if you've got the cash to... Read more...