Feeds

WD launches twin-platter 1TB monster

Scorpio big Blue

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

WD has announced it is shipping its Scorpio Blue 1TB capacity hard drive for notebooks. This Advanced Format spinning disk spins at 5,400rpm, has an 8MB cache and a 3Gbit/s SATA interface. WD claims it is the highest capacity 2.5-inch hard drive available for mainstream notebook use.

The company had already reached the 1TB capacity level with a notebook drive, but that WD10TPVT model used 3 platters and was 12.5mm thick, unlike the newer WFD10JPVT model, which is a slim 9.5mm in depth, so fitting in a standard notebook drive bay.

WD Scorpio Blue and Jaws

WD's 1TB, twin platter terror bite drive

Seagate has announced a 1TB, 2-platter, 2.5-inch drive inside its FreeAgent GoFlex, the STAA1000103, but this is an external desktop drive, not one ready for the harder, more stressful life of a notebook drive. We expect a 1TB, 2-platter Momentus, based on this, to hit the streets in the next few weeks or months.

Samsung has also announced a 1TB, 2-platter, 2.5-inch drive, the SpinPoint M8, and did so only last month. This is not shipping yet, so WD is able to claim it is shipping the highest-capacity drive in the sector.

Toshiba may also announce a similar drive soon.

WD's 2-platter, 1TB drive costs around £99.00. ®

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
Attack of the clones: Oracle's latest Red Hat Linux lookalike arrives
Oracle's Linux boss says Larry's Linux isn't just for Oracle apps anymore
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
FLAPE – the next BIG THING in storage
Find cold data with flash, transmit it from tape
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.