WD Ships Ultrabook HDD

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Irvine, Calif. - Western Digital today released a new low-powered mobile hard drive for the Ultrabook market.

Dubbed the WD Scorpio Blue, the drive is 7mm thick, compared with the industry standard 9.5mm, and it comes in 320GB and 500GB capacities. WD said these drives will help fill the gap created in the Ultrabook market by expensive and lower-capacity solid-state drives by offering standard amounts of storage at much lower prices.

The 320GB version costs $79 and the 500GB $99.

Western Digital combined standard 2.5-inch platter HDD technology.

Western Digital said the drive can sustain a 400G shock.

It is available in distribution.


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