Western Digital Ships 320GB, 7200 RPM, 2.5” Hard Drive

Submitted by lalit on June 2, 2008 - 11:14am.

Western Digital announced today that they have started shipping 320GB Scorpio Black hard drive for notebook computers. This hard drive is the largest capacity, 7200 RPM hard drive sold by Western Digital for laptops. To increase performance further this SATA drive comes with 16MB of cache. Western Digital claims that this drive is comparable to 5,400 RPM drive in power consumption and quietness. The company has also added safe parking technique for the read/write head, which avoids damage when the drive is switched off or in the event of a drop. The 320GB Scorpio Black drives will be available for $249.