Western Digital have managed to squeeze even more space out of 2.5" mechanical HDDs for notebooks, introducing a new monster to the masses which is capable of holding 320GB of data, though it's not the first to have reached this goal as Toshiba have already released a new 2.5" drive recently with similar specs.
This new drive tops their Scorpio series lineup and runs at 5400RPM with 8MB of cache onboard. Read seek times are reported at 12ms with a said noise level of 24dBA at idle and 26dBA during seeking.
Pricing comes in at an RRP of $199.99 and it should become available in stores anytime soon.
You can read WD's official PR on it here folks.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - October 31, 2007 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its new WD ScorpioŽ 320 GB 2.5-inch SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives for notebook computers and portable storage devices.
WD uses advanced head and media technology to achieve the world's highest capacity 2.5-inch, slim, 9.5mm form-factor hard drive and includes proprietary features that make the drive extraordinarily quiet while running at cool operating temperatures. The WD Scorpio 320 GB hard drives deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s transfer rate and are destined for use in OEM notebook platforms that offer the highest storage capacities to the worldwide market.