Two weeks after Seagate, it’s now Western Digital’s turn to unveil a hard drive in 2" ½ format with a rotation speed of 7200 rpm and a capacity of 320 GB. Called the Scorpio Black, it is destined for PC laptops.
Equipped with 16 MB of cache and the SATA-II interface, latency is 12 ms in writing, consumption is 2.5W in reading/writing and sound levels are 22 dBA at rest. The price should not surpass $250 while immediate availability was announced. Note that there will also be 80, 120, 160 or 250 GB models.