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WD Ships 320GB, 2.5-inch Drive

10/31/2007 10:51:00 AM Eastern

Lake Forest, Calif. — Western Digital (WD) is now shipping the WD Scorpio 320GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drives, model WD3200BEVS, for notebook computers and portable storage drives.

The drive has a 3Gbps transfer rate and is “destined for use in OEM notebook platforms,” said the company.

According to a release, the drive offers proprietary elements including

·         WhisperDrive technology, which is said to make the drive “one of the quietest 5,400 rpm, 2.5-inch drives available;”

·         ShockGuard for shock tolerance; and

·         IntelliSeek which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

The drives are available at www.shopwd.com for $199.