The quest for a slimmer, smaller footprint is noticeably evident in the IT industry, and distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is meeting this demand with the introduction of its latest release, the WD Scorpio Blue 9.5 mm, 2.5-inch mobile hard drive with 1Tb capacity.
Designed for mainstream notebook computers, the new WD Scorpio Blue 1Tb hard drive utilises 500Gb-per-platter areal density, and is now available in the highest capacity for 2.5-inch hard drives in the industry-standard 9.5 mm, two-platter (two-disk) form factor.
WD Scorpio Blue mobile hard drives are designed with ruggedness, reliability and data-protection features that actively watch over valuable data. The WD Scorpio Blue 1Tb mobile hard drive also achieves excellent power and performance, making it an ideal solution for notebook computers and other portable devices that require extended battery life and cool, ultra-quiet operation.
“With the release of the 1Tb WD Scorpio Blue notebook drive in a 9.5 mm package, WD is able to offer the greatest storage capacity available for use in portable computing environments,” says Matt Rutledge, VP and GM of client storage for WD.
“Mobile users no longer need to choose maximum capacity over thin and light, WD is ready with storage options, achieved without compromise to performance and reliability that prove ideal for mobile digital devices of all kinds including PC and Mac notebook computers; external storage; and digital media players.”
“Digital content is increasing exponentially, further requiring external storage for photos, movies and music. This product is ideal for the local market as users including business and consumer, are increasingly looking towards mobility, providing convenience without the addition weight of large, bulky products,” says Robert Smyth, WD product specialist at DCC.
WD Scorpio Blue features include:
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Low power consumption – advanced power management features and algorithms optimise the way the drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption.
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Cool and quiet – in a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology yields one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
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Reliable – WD’s SecurePark 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 non-operational shock tolerance.
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Shock Tolerant – WD’s ShockGuard technology, now increased to a best-in-market 400Gs shock specification, protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
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Advanced Format (AF) – technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to continue growing hard drive capacities. New drives featuring AF are optimised for operation with the following operating
system software: Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard (PVT models only).
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Tested for compatibility – WD performs tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in its FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give customers confidence that drives will work in specific systems.