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WD Ships 750 GB 7200RPM HDD for Notebooks

Wednesday Western Digital said that it is now shipping the new WD Scorpio Black HDDs for high-performance notebooks and portable storage devices.

Arriving in a 2.5-inch form factor, the new Scorpio Black drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed and 16 MB of cache to deliver maximum notebook performance. They also use the SATA 3 Gb/s interface and feature WD's Advanced Format (AF) technology that optimizes hard drives to take advantage of the capabilities of newer operating systems.

"Our most demanding customers have come to expect 'no compromises' from all of our Black series products," said Matt Rutledge, vice president of product marketing for WD. "The new WD Scorpio Black drive does not disappoint, providing users of portable devices the necessary speed, significant storage and efficient power management needed to enjoy their favorite HD content, high resolution images, powerful office applications or gaming at home, in the office or on the road."

Although WD focuses on the 750 GB model in its latest announcement, the Scorpio Black series comes in five flavors: 160 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB and the recent 750 GB. The 750 GB drive is now available in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors for $149 USD.

"The entire family of WD Scorpio Black hard drives is designed for use in OEM notebook systems and has been tested across multiple platforms to allow anyone a successful upgrade of speed and performance to their current notebook system," WD said in the release.