Western Digital Debuts 250GB Notebook Drive

Not to be outdone by its competitors in pushing the maximum capacity of notebook hard disk drives, Western Digital has announced that it is shipping its 250GB Scorpio, a 5400 RPM 2.5-inch HDD intended for notebook computers. The hardware costs $199.99 and uses perpendicular magnetic recording to achieve the high bit-density. Western Digital has also employed special features to make the drive quiet, use less power and run at cooler temperatures: "ShockGuard" firmware and hardware protects the drive from failure if it's jolted and "IntelliSeek," calculates optimum seek speed of the read/write head actuator, to help reduce noise and power.

News source: PC World

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