Western Digital has announced that it is now shipping its 250 GB WD Scorpio2.5-inch SATA laptop HDD. These drives employ perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to achieve their high capacity.
“The 2.5-inch market continues to be a major focus for WD, and this 250 GB WD Scorpio drive represents our second-generation PMR platform,” said Jim Morris, WD’s vice president and general manager of notebook storage. “The WD Scorpio 250 GB hard drive is a direct result of the significant investments WD has made in proprietary head technologies as well as significant system level feature innovation. With the introduction of our latest-generation WD Scorpio drives, WD continues to offer mobile computing and portable storage customers the same outstanding quality, reliability and performance that have earned the company a leadership position in the desktop PC market.”
This latest offering is an important step forward. As laptops continue to grow in power and popularity, they will require larger amounts of storage space to meet the demands of customers, for whom a laptop is their primary computing terminal.