WD has announced a one terabyte mobile hard drive for mobile storage applications and notebooks – the industry’s highest-capacity available 2.5-inch drive

The 333 GB-per-platter technology in the new WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5-inch hard is available in 1 TB capacity as well as a 750 GB.

The launch came as WD announced Q4 Revenue of USD $1.9 Billion and Net Income of USD $196 Million.

Both hard drives have a 12.5 mm form factor, which Jim Morris, senior vice president and general manager of client systems at WD, said is ideally suited for use in portable storage solutions.

Other applications include select notebooks and small form factor desktop PCs, where quiet and cool operation are important. Both WD Scorpio Blue drives deliver high-performance with 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s) transfer rate.

"The convergence of the growing mobile computing and digital media trends produces demand for desktop-like capacities in portable devices," he said.

"Our new WD Scorpio Blue drives enable people to take even more of their digital collections with them wherever they go and, realising the value of their data, back up their notebooks on their My Passport drives."

Morris said the WD Scorpio Blue hard drives offer high-performance, low power consumption and cool operation in portable applications.

They are designed with WD features to be reliable and shock resistant while also delivering industry-leading capacity and performance.

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