(TS) – Western Digital has shaved its hard drives with the release of its 2.5-inch WD Blue 7mm, claiming it’s the thinnest 1TB model in the world.
Unveiling the drive at Computex, the company said it lays the ground for slimmer notebooks and compatibility with the industry-standard 9.5mm drive slots of mainstream notebooks.
Matt Rudlege, Western Digital’s VP and GM for Client Storage Products, said: “Users with large portfolios of content no longer need to sacrifice capacity when buying an Ultrabook or upgrading to a thin and light notebook.”
Just because the WD Blue measures in at 7mm thick doesn’t mean the company skimped on features as it comes with StableTrack, which are motor shafts that reduce the vibration of the drive when in use as well as improve its tracking and has more precise movement due to the inclusion of both electromagnetic and piezo actuators.
WD Blue’s 1TB model (WD10SPCXX) is being priced at $139 and comes with a two-year warranty and is available to OEMs, integrators and consumers. We’re confident there we’ll be hearing of some new computers being announced at Computex this week that feature the WD Blue, which may be your best bet on getting a machine with this extremely thin hard drive from the get-go.
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