WD Joins 7200rpm Club with 320GB 2.5-Inch Scorpio Black Drives

Today Western Digital announced its Scorpio Black 2.5" drive line, which reach 7200rpm, though at 5400rpm power demands. Like certain Fujitsu and Hitachi drives announced earlier this year, the speedy drives will ship in capacities from 80GB up to 320GB. The top model, with built-in free-fall sensor for drive… » 6/02/08 8:21am 6/02/08 8:21am

Hitachi's 2.5-Inch HDD Does 7200rpm Speeds With 5400rpm Power

Fujitsu might have been the first to introduce a 2.5" 7200rpm hard drive with 320GB capacity, but Hitachi is hot on their trail. Today, Hitachi announced that they too have a quick lil'-drive, the Travelstar 7K320. The HDD will support the same SATA 3Gbps interface as the Fujitsu, but will supposedly use less power.… » 5/07/08 3:01am 5/07/08 3:01am

Fujitsu's 7200rpm 2.5-Inch Drives First to Hit 320GB

Today, Fujitsu introduced its MHZ2 BJ drives (heh, heh...BJ), the first 2.5" 7200rpm hard drives to reach the 320GB capacity. They'll be available at the end of June, for an as-yet unannounced price, and will support the SATA 3Gbps interface. So now when go trick out your laptop, you're gonna have a full-on headache… » 3/24/08 11:08am 3/24/08 11:08am

Afternoon News: Daily Dose of Harry Potter, Brit Drivers Going To Jail…

• Warner Bros. set up a hotline to replace HD DVDs found in Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire Blu-ray packages. I love Harry Potter news. [HD Digest]
• British drivers caught using their cellphones may be sent to jail for two years and face an extremely scary sounding "unlimited fine" under new laws published today. [… » 12/20/07 3:59pm 12/20/07 3:59pm

The Secret of the Time Machine-Assisted Hard Drive Swap

Click to viewThere's never been a better time to void the warranty on your MacBook Pro and upgrade to one of those sweet 2.5" WD Scorpio 320GB drives. That was what made me throw caution to the wind and attempt a Time Machine-assisted swap. The good news is, it works as billed. You get a bit-for-bit transfer to the… » 12/13/07 12:00am 12/13/07 12:00am

Western Digital Finally Pops 320GB USB-Powered Passport Drive

When you saw the news that WD launched a 320GB Scorpio laptop drive, you knew it was only a matter of time before a bus-powered Passport external version showed up. It'll come with WD Sync software (featuring 128-bit encryption; Windows only of course), deliver 480Mbps transfer speeds, and you can pick from five… » 12/03/07 8:34am 12/03/07 8:34am

Western Digital Ships 320GB 2.5-Inch Drives for Laptops

It's official: you can now buy a 320GB drive from WD for your laptop, and for just $200. The WD Scorpio SATA drive spins at 5400rpm and has a 8MB cache. The press release says it's "extraordinarily quiet while running at cool operating temperatures." I hope that doesn't mean it's extremely loud while running at super… » 10/31/07 9:41am 10/31/07 9:41am