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WD's 2.5in HDDs to hit 1TB by early 2010

Western Digital has just announced that it has started volume shipping its 500GB 2.5in Scorpio Blue drive, with 250GB per platter and a 5400rpm spin speed.

Our sources say WD and Fujitsu will have 750GB 2.5in drives by mid-2009 and 1TB units by early 2010, if not the end of 2009. WD is building quite a track-record of pipping Seagate by introducing notebook drives at progressively higher capacity points first, doing this with 250GB, 320GB and now 500GB models. This may not continue as Seagate has been catching up and will strive to match and exceed WD.

Seagate may well have its 750GB and 1TB notebook drives available before WD.

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