Following the trend, Western Digital have just annnounced their new "Scorpio" series 160GB notebook drive and passport storage device. This is a 5400RPM 2.5" drive based on perpendicular magnetic recording.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Sept. 12, 2006 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is in volume production of its 160 GB WD Scorpio™ 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. The drives employ perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to achieve high capacity in the small form factor. WD Scorpio drives deliver the specifications and features that meet demands specific to notebook PCs and portable storage devices, such as WD Passport®: quiet operation, high shock tolerance and low power consumption.
The new WD Scorpio drives expand the company's breadth of 2.5-inch mobile hard drive offerings to capacity points ranging from 40 GB to 160 GB. The company entered the mobile hard drive market in October 2004.
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