The mother of all notebook hard drives: Scorpio Blue

Summary:I'm totally psyched that someone has finally released a 500GB hard drive that fits in my MacBook Pro. That someone is Western Digital.

The mother of all notebook hard drives: Scorpio Blue
I'm totally psyched that someone has finally released a 500GB hard drive that fits in my MacBook Pro. That someone is Western Digital. WD just announced its WD5000BEVT mobile hard drive, a.k.a. the Scorpio Blue with a huge 500GB capacity.

The 500GB barrier was broken earlier this year by Hitachi, Samsung and Fujitsu but their mechanisms are 12mm tall and only fit in the 17-inch MacBook Pro. The MBP 15-inch and MacBook 13-inch require a 9.5mm HDD mechanism and previous to the Scorpio Blue, the largest 9.5mm drive you could get was 320GB

The Scorpio Blue is a 5400RPM mechanism that features 12 ms access time and up to 3 Gb/s SATA interface speed. It also comes with WD's ShockGuard and SecurePark. MSRP for the WD Scorpio Blue is US$220 (500GB) and US$190 (400GB) and they'll be shipping imminently.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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