WD announced commencing volume shipments and OEM qualification of its WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch notebook hard drives with capacities up to with 500 GB. Utilising industry leading 250 GB-per-platter technology, the new WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB and 400 GB SATA hard drives are designed for notebook computers and portable storage devices.
WD Scorpio Blue delivers high-performance with a 3 Gb/s transfer rate, while including proprietary features that make the drive extraordinarily quiet, while running at cool operating temperatures. The WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB is the highest capacity 2.5-inch, standard form-factor (9.5mm) hard drive shipping-to-date, and is developed for use in OEM notebook platforms that offer the highest storage capacities to the market.
“WD continues to provide the mobile market with high-capacity storage everywhere consumers and business professional travel,” said Jim Morris, WD's vice president and general manager of notebook storage. “Notebook system manufacturers continue to improve performance, while adding data hungry features. The WD Scorpio Blue 400 GB and 500 GB hard drives provide the capacity needed to maximize the latest features and functions available in today’s notebook computers, while relying on WD’s exceptional reliability.”