WD Caviar Black 2TB
Two terabytes of performance HDD
We also wonder how long it will be before we can make the transition from great big clunky 3.5in drives to slinky 2.5in units. WD has recently released a Scorpio Blue laptop drive with a capacity of 640GB which is a slimline 9.5mm drive that only contains two platters.
Speeds in Megabytes per Second (MB/s)
Higher points are better
You can also buy triple platter 12.5mm Scorpio Blue drives with capacities of 750GB and 1TB, so it seems likely that small form factor PCs will soon be offered with a choice of SSD or 2.5 inch HDD.
Toshiba and others have 640GB-and-up 2.5in HDDs on the way too.
End of an era?
WD has done sterling work to boost the performance of the Caviar Black with an increase in both data cache and areal density. The result is a speedy 2TB drive that unfortunately costs more than £200. ®
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