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Western Digital Ships Industry's First 1 TB Mobile Hard Drive

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WD today announced two new mobile hard drives that reach new capacity extremes. The highlight is a one terabyte model - the industry's highest-capacity 2.5-inch drive available. Industry-leading 333 GB-per-platter technology enables the new WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5-inch hard drives to offer mobile storage device and notebook users an enormous 1 TB capacity. A 750 GB WD Scorpio Blue model also will be available.

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HDD's are becoming better and better, its very nice
 

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Doesn't that apply to basically every technology?
true, but laptop stuff is usually left far behind. seeing 2.5" drives at close to the capacity of 3.5" drives, is pretty impressive.
 

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The WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB and 1 TB hard drives have a 12.5 mm form factor
So all they did was make the drive taller so that it won't fit in most things people would want to put them in(like most laptops and most 2.5" enclosures), and add a 3rd platter. Doesn't sound that great to me...
 

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1 TB drive is $249.99 = ""=
and the speed? 5400rpm?
 

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According to WD website: 5200RPM:confused:
 

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So all they did was make the drive taller so that it won't fit in most things people would want to put them in(like most laptops and most 2.5" enclosures), and add a 3rd platter. Doesn't sound that great to me...
... crap, i didnt notice that.
 

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According to WD website: 5200RPM:confused:
5200rpm??:confused:
I don't think I'll be getting this even if I could...I'd rather get a smaller drive with faster speeds
 

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5200rpm??:confused:
I don't think I'll be getting this even if I could...I'd rather get a smaller drive with faster speeds
Rotational speed isn't everything. Modern 5400RPM drives actually perform quite well, outperforming 7200RPM drives from just a few years ago, and for the power savings, I'd never even bother putting a 7200RPM drive in a laptop.

And I think the main focus of this drive is USB enclosures, so the rotational speed really doesn't matter as USB bottlenecks even 4200RPM drives...
 
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Rotational speed isn't everything. Modern 5400RPM drives actually perform quite well, outperforming 7200RPM drives from just a few years ago, and for the power savings, I'd never even bother putting a 7200RPM drive in a laptop.

And I think the main focus of this drive is USB enclosures, so the rotational speed really doesn't matter as USB bottlenecks even 4200RPM drives...
I replaced my 5400 RPM laptop drive with a 7200RPM and noticed quite a difference in bootup and program starting times with very little change in my battery life (actually unnoticable unless I run defrag until the battery dies and compare the two). I'd make the recommendation to anyone on the fence to get the faster drive for a laptop.
 

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So I take it that this won't fit in a new mac book pro.:ohwell:
 

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leave it to wd to do this.

I'll wait for seagates 9.5mm 7200 rpm version of this.
 

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So why not give us a 9.5mm 666GB drive?