Western Digital had announced a new hard drive, the WD10SPCXX. The drive is a 1 TB 2.5" WD Blue drive, but no ordinary 1 TB 2.5" drive. It is the tiniest 1 TB drive in the world, at just 7 mm thick. The drive uses two of the 500 GB platters found on the 5 mm thin drive. The drives spin at 5400 RPM and have a SATA3 interface.
"Users with large portfolios of content no longer need an Ultrabook or upgrading to a thin and light notebook," said Matt Rutledge, Vice President and General Manager for client storage products at WD. "This most compact 1TB hard drive to-date offers manufacturers of systems an upsell path for their customers who will now be able to choose systems offering both sleek design and high capacity. "
The 7 mm WD Blue lineup of hard drives is now available in capacities ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB. The new 1 TB models will have an MSRP of $139, and come with a two year manufacturer warranty.