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 Scorpio 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.