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Western Digital Debuts 750GB Notebook Drive

Capacity has always been the name of the game for drive makers, and Western Digital just upped the ante. The firm today began shipping its Scorpio Blue drive, which offers a 750GB capacity, or 375GB per platter.

Hardware Central has the details on Western Digital's latest offering, which comes equipped with cooling and efficiency technology that makes it a good fit for notebooks.


Western Digital today has begun shipping its Scorpio Blue 750GB laptop hard drive, delivering new heights of areal density along with low heat and low power consumption designed to make it appealing for a wide range of uses.

The holy grail of hard drive manufacturers has always been capacity. With 375GB per platter for a total capacity of 750GB, Western Digital has achieved a maximum areal density calculated at over 600 gigabits per square inch, one of the highest in the industry. While WD was not the first to announce a 750GB 9.5mm (standard-height) 2.5-inch laptop drive, it is the first to actually ship one.

But Western Digital (NYSE: WDC) doesn't stop with increased capacity. The drive is also designed to keep cool and sip at the power supply, making it ideal for notebooks.

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Western Digital Ups Density With 750GB Notebook Drive