Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB disk launched for notebooks

Offers two 500GB platters in a 2.5 inch form factor with ultra-quiet operation
Adam Smith -

Western Digital has announced that it has begun to ship its Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5 inch hard disk in volume.

The Scorpio Blue has been slimmed down with two 500GB platters so it can fit in mainstream notebooks.

Western Digitial claims that it offers “ultra-quiet” operation employing WhisperDrive technology which apparently makes the disk one of the quietest available. It also runs cool, so no hot-knee syndrome for laptop users (or the hard drive won’t contribute to it, anyway).

Advanced power management features add up to a better battery life for your notebook, and ShockGuard helps to protect the drive should you be unfortunate enough to drop your laptop.

Finally on Western Digital’s boast list, SecurePark techonlogy ensures recording heads are parked off the disk surface during spin up and down, and when the drive is off. This ensures less head wear and greater long term reliability.

Matt Rutledge, VP and General Manager of Client Storage for Western Digital, commented: “With the release of the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue notebook drive in a 9.5 mm package, WD is able to offer the greatest storage capacity available for use in portable computing environments.”

“Mobile users no longer need to choose maximum capacity over thin and light, WD is ready with storage options, achieved without compromise to performance and reliability, that prove ideal for mobile digital devices of all kinds including PC and Mac notebook computers; external storage; and digital media players.”

The Scorpio Blue 1TB is covered by a three-year warranty and retails at £99.


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