News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

Major maker of hard disk drives, Western Digital Corp., said it had begun to ship hard disk drives (HDD) for mobile computers or consumer electronics with 250GB capacity, leaving behind Fujitsu, who promised to start shipping similar hard disk drive only later this year.

The new Scorpio hard drive in 2.5” form-factor is based on two platters with perpendicular recording technology, uses 5400rpm motor, has 8MB of cache and features Serial ATA-150 interface. According to WD, Scorpio 250GB has 4.20ms average latency, 12ms read seek time latency and 2.0ms track-to-track seek time.

The new model, just as other contemporary Scorpio HDDs, features WD proprietary technology WhisperDrive, which makes the drive quiet, use less power and run at cool operating temperatures. In addition, the new hard drive supports ShockGuard and IntelliSeek.

"The 2.5” market continues to be a major focus for WD, and this 250GB WD Scorpio drive represents our second-generation perpendicular magnetic recording platform. The WD Scorpio 250 GB hard drive is a direct result of the significant investments WD has made in proprietary head technologies as well as significant system level feature innovation,” said Jim Morris, WD's vice president and general manager of notebook storage.

According to market research firm IDC, adoption of PMR technology in mobile 2.5” hard drives will sustain an increase in the average capacity shipped close to the average growth rate of 32% for the past five years. The firm states that by 2011, shipments of mobile 2.5” hard drives will more than double 2006 shipment volumes.

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 05/22/07 05:40:32 PM
Latest comment: 05/22/07 07:45:11 PM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month