Western Digital Ships 500GB Laptop Hard Drive

Submitted by lalit on September 12, 2008 - 12:35pm.

Western Digital today started shipping their new Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch notebook hard drives with capacities up to 500GB. The new drive uses industry-leading 250GB-per-platter technology and supports 3 Gb/s data transfer rate. Western Digital claims that the WD Scorpio Blue 500GB is the highest capacity 2.5-inch, standard form-factor (9.5mm) hard drive shipping to date. WD also says that Scorpio Blue is one of its quietest 5400 RPM drive. Two models of the drive are shipping now, WD Scorpio Blue 500GB (WD5000BEVT) and the 400GB (WD4000BEVT) for $219.99 and $189.99 respectively. You can get more information about the new drives on Western Digital’s website.