WD today announced that it has commenced volume shipments
of its 9.5 mm high, 2.5-inch notebook hard drive with 640 GB capacity.
The WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB hard drives utilize 320 GB-per-platter
technology and are designed for mainstream notebook computers. The WD
Scorpio Blue 640 GB is the highest capacity 2.5-inch hard drive
available today in the industry-standard 9.5 mm, 2-disk form factor.
The new WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB drive has a 30
percent reduction in overall power consumption from the previous
generation WD Scorpio Blue drive to achieve best-in-class power and
performance(1), making it an ideal solution for notebook computers and
other portable devices that require extended battery life and cool,
continues to provide the market with industry-leading capacity points
so consumers and business professionals can take advantage of the ever
increasing need to store rich media content, such as high resolution
photos, HD videos and music,” said Jim Morris, WD’s vice president and
general manager of client systems. “Our industry-leading power
efficiency, achieved without compromise to performance, is a further
example of the added features and value that our customers have come to
expect from WD.”
Features of the WD Scorpio Blue include:
– WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art
seeking algorithms to produce one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives
– Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware and hardware
advancements to meet the highest combined shock tolerance
specifications required for mobile and notebook applications; and
- IntelliSeek – A unique feature, IntelliSeek technology calculates
optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
For a demonstration on IntelliSeek, visit the WD Web site at http://www.wdc.com/en/flash/index.asp?family=intelliseek.
Price and Availability
Scorpio Blue 640 GB (model WD6400BEVT) hard drives are shipping now
through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer’s Suggested
Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB is $149.00 USD. WD
Scorpio Blue hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty.
More information about WD Scorpio Blue mobile hard drives may be found
on the company’s Web site at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=683.