DCC brings in new range of WD's Scorpio HDD

Western Digital Scorpio Blue-1TB

Leading South African distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC) recently introduced the new range of Scorpio Black and Scorpio Blue hard disk drives for Notebooks from Western Digital’s stable.

WD Scorpio Black is a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive combines the class-leading 7200 RPM spin speed and 16 MB cache to deliver maximum notebook performance. Now available in capacities of up to 750 GB, the WD Scorpio Black hard drives provide creative professionals, gamers and PC enthusiasts with additional capacity they need to get their job done. Using Advanced Format (AF) technology, the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drives also incorporate a variety of data-protection features to actively monitor and protect valuable data.

Whereas, WD Scorpio Blue is a slim 2.5-inch mobile hard drive with a thickness of just 9.5 mm and is designed for mainstream notebook computers. The new WD Scorpio Blue 1 TB hard drive utilises 500 GB-per-platter areal density and is now available in two-platter (2-disk) form factor.

WD Scorpio Blue mobile hard drives are designed with ruggedness, reliability and data-protection features that actively watch over valuable data. The WD Scorpio Blue 1 TB mobile hard drive also achieves excellent power and performance, making it an ideal solution for notebook computers and other portable devices that require extended battery life and cool, ultra-quiet operation.

“With the release of the 1 TB WD Scorpio Blue notebook drive in a 9.5 mm package, WD is able to offer the greatest storage capacity available for use in portable computing environments,” said Matt Rutledge, vice president and general manager of Client Storage for WD.

Mobile users no longer need to choose maximum capacity over thin and light, WD is ready with storage options, achieved without compromise to performance and reliability that prove ideal for mobile digital devices of all kinds including PC and Mac notebook computers; external storage; and digital media players.”

Robert Smyth, WD product specialist at DCC, said “Digital content is increasing exponentially, further requiring external storage for photos, movies and music.  This product is ideal for the local market as users including business and consumer, are increasingly looking towards mobility, providing convenience without the addition weight of large, bulky products.”