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WD and Toshiba Join the 320 GB 2.5" HDD Club

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February 18, 2008 11:04:03 AM

Western Digital's 320-GB Scorpio and Toshiba's MK3252GSX laptop hard drives were designed to compete directly against Samsung's offering. Our tests show how Samsung's Spinpoint M6 holds up against the newcomers.
February 18, 2008 5:37:39 PM

Interesting to see that the performance of these 5400RPM 2.5" drives rivals that of my somewhat old 7200RPM 3.5" drives. Too bad companies keep equipping the drives with the power-hungry and unnecessary 300MB/s interfaces. Almost makes it seem like I should upgrade the hard drive in my aging laptop except that battery life takes priority over performance.