The leading manufacturer of hard disk drives, Western Digital (WD) has launched its two new mobile hard drives with 12.5 mm form factor – 750GB and 1TB (Terabyte) WD Scorpio Blue, which the company claims as the industry’s highest-capacity 2.5-inch hard drive available on the market, based on industry-leading 333 GB-per-platter technology, supporting up to 3Gb/s (gigabits per second) of transfer rate.


“The convergence of the growing mobile computing and digital media trends produces demand for desktop-like capacities in portable devices,” said Jim Morris, senior vice president and general manager of client systems, Western Digital Corporation. “Our new WD Scorpio Blue drives enable people to take even more of their digital collections with them wherever they go and, realizing the value of their data, back up their notebooks on their My Passport drives.”

Main features of WD Scorpio Blue:

  • WhisperDrive – Exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to produce one of the quietest high-capacity 2.5-inch hard drives available
  • ShockGuard – Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware and hardware advancements to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications required for mobile and notebook applications
  • SecurePark – Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off, ensuring the recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in improved long-term reliability due to less head wear and improved shock tolerance

The new 750GB WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are available now through select distributors and resellers for approximately $190, while the 1TB Scorpio Blue model that configured into newly released My Passport Essential SE USB drives is available now for MSRP of $249.99.