WD Scorpio Black 2.5-inch 320GB 7200RPM HDD launched

Posted on Monday, Jun 02 2008 @ 22:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hard drive maker Western Digital unveiled a new series of 2.5" 7200RPM Scorpio Black hard drives for notebooks.
The WD Scorpio Black family of hard drives is destined for use in OEM notebook systems as well as by users who want to upgrade the speed and performance of their current notebook system. As one of the fastest and most efficient hard drives on the market, WD Scorpio Black drives combine desktop-class 7200 RPM spin speed with a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache to deliver maximum notebook performance.
The 320GB WD Scorpio Black will be available for $249.

WD Scorpio Black Exclusive Features:
  • IntelliSeek™ - IntelliSeek technology calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • SecurePark™ - WD's SecurePark technology parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved shock tolerance.
  • ShockGuard™ - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks during shipping and handling and in daily operation.
  • Free-fall Sensor - As an added layer of protection, if the drive (or the system it's in) is dropped while in use, WD's free-fall sensor detects that the drive is falling and, in less than 200 milliseconds, parks the head off the disks to help prevent damage and data loss.
  • WhisperDrive™ - WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms that result in one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives on the market.

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    Re: WD Scorpio Black 2.5-inch 320GB 7200RPM HDD launched
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jun 03 2008 @ 02:18 CEST
    Very nice to see them join the 7200 market. Think I'll have to order a few of these for our notebooks.

    7200 and 320gb what's not to love?

    We can only dream of the day when we can shoehorn that new 2.5" 300gb 10k raptor into our notebooks safely :)