Western Digital today announced that the company is now shipping its 1TB capacity SATA III Scorpio Blue internal hard drives with a slimmer form factor. The new form is 9.5 mm, 500GB per platter and it fits 2.5-inch hard drives, which is the size designed for many mainstream notebooks.
According to WD, Scorpio Blue hard drives run both coolly and quietly and are built with data protection features. Model WD10JPVT has a 5400rpm rotational speed, 8MB buffer size, a 5.50 ms nominal latency and a 3Gbps maximum transfer speed.
WD Scorpio Blue Features:
- Advanced power management: helps lower power consumption
- WD WhisperDrive technology: maintains a cooler and quieter hard drive
- WD SecurePark: physical protection for the recording head
- Shock protection
- Advanced format (AF) technology