Western Digital announced it’s now shipping its new WD Scorpio 320GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drives for notebook computers. That’s a 70GB improvement over the 250GB Scorpio the company introduced earlier this year.
“In today’s market, new notebook systems are increasingly targeting heavy duty applications in the office and home,” said Jim Morris, WD’s vice president and general manager of notebook storage. “As system manufacturers improve performance and add data hungry features, high-capacity hard drives become a key ingredient that allows users to fully benefit from the latest computing technologies.”
The new drive can hold up to 100 hours of DVD quality video.
The 320GB WD Scorpio drive has the same features as the rest of its 5400RPM Scorpio line including:
WhisperDrive – WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield the WD Scorpio 320 GB as one of the quietest 5400 RPM, 2.5-inch drives available.
ShockGuard – Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware and hardware advancements to protect the drive mechanics and platter surface to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications required for mobile and notebook applications.
IntelliSeek – Another unique WD Scorpio 320 GB feature is its IntelliSeek technology, which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.