Western Digital 2.5-inch 250GB HDD launched

Posted on Monday, May 21 2007 @ 15:24 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Western Digital just launched its new 2.5" 250GB Scorpio hard drive for notebooks and other portable devices. The drive spins at 5,400RPM and is available in capacities from 40GB to 250GB.
"The 2.5-inch market continues to be a major focus for WD, and this 250 GB WD Scorpio drive represents our second-generation PMR platform," said Jim Morris, WD's vice president and general manager of notebook storage. "The WD Scorpio 250 GB hard drive is a direct result of the significant investments WD has made in proprietary head technologies as well as significant system level feature innovation. With the introduction of our latest-generation WD Scorpio drives, WD continues to offer mobile computing and portable storage customers the same outstanding quality, reliability and performance that have earned the company a leadership position in the desktop PC market."

According to market research firm, IDC, adoption of PMR technology in mobile 2.5-inch hard drives will sustain an increase in the average capacity shipped close to the average growth rate of 32 percent for the past five years. The firm states that by 2011, shipments of mobile 2.5-inch hard drives will more than double 2006 shipment volumes.

Demand for 2.5-inch hard drives continues to increase at a rapid pace, driven by notebook computers, portable storage devices and consumer electronics products. Users of these applications need high capacity drives to manage storage-hungry content. WD Scorpio drives deliver the performance and features to meet demands that are specific to notebook PCs and portable storage devices, such as WD Passport portable drives: quiet operation, high shock tolerance and low power consumption.
The 250GB Scorpio is priced at $199.99.

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Re: Western Digital 2.5-inch 250GB HDD launched
by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 22 2007 @ 05:25 CEST
Oh! WD!

If you'd made this 7200rpm or made a 7200 rpm sister to this drive, you'd have been GODS :)

Oh well :(