Eight months after releasing a 12.5mm thick 750GB Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch hard drive, Western Digital has finally come up with a same-capacity model that has a standard height of 9.5mm. The standard-slim 750GB drive features two 375GB platters, a working speed of 5400 RPM, 8MB of cache, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, the Advanced Format technology (4096-byte sectors), as well as functions that increase reliability and reduce operating noise (ShockGuard and WhisperDrive).
"WD continues to lead the market with capacity points that enable consumers and business professionals to store large quantities of data and rich media content," said Jim Morris, WD's senior vice president and general manager of Storage Products. "Our leading power efficiency, achieved without compromise to performance, is another example of the added features and value that our customers have come to expect from WD."
The new Scorpio Blue 750GB (model WD7500BPVT) hard drive is backed by a three-year warranty and is shipping bearing a price tag of $149.