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WD Ships 640GB Notebook Hard Drives

  • 21 September, 2009 11:40

<p><em>New Mobile Drives Offer High Capacity and Low Power Consumption For Mainstream
Notebook Computers</em> <br/>
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<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>Sept. 21, 2009 </strong>–
WD® today announced that it has commenced volume shipments of its 9.5 mm high,
2.5-inch notebook hard drives with 640 GB capacity. The WD Scorpio® Blue™
640 GB hard drives utilize 320 GB-per-platter technology and are designed for
mainstream notebook computers. The WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB is the highest capacity
2.5-inch hard drive available today in the industry-standard 9.5 mm, 2-disk form
factor.<br/>
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The new WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB drive has a 30 percent reduction in overall power
consumption from the previous generation WD Scorpio Blue drive to achieve best-in-class
power and performance , making it an ideal solution for notebook computers and
other portable devices that require extended battery life and cool, quiet operation.
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“WD continues to provide the market with industry-leading capacity points
so consumers and business professionals can take advantage of the ever increasing
need to store rich media content, such as high resolution photos, HD videos and
music,” said Jim Morris, WD's vice president and general manager of client
systems. “Our industry-leading power efficiency, achieved without compromise
to performance, is a further example of the added features and value that our
customers have come to expect from WD.”<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Features of the WD Scorpio Blue include</strong>: <br/>
• WhisperDrive™ - WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines
state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to produce one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives
available;<br/>
• ShockGuard™ - Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware
and hardware advancements to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications
required for mobile and notebook applications; and,<br/>
• IntelliSeek™ - A unique feature, IntelliSeek technology calculates
optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration. For a demonstration
on IntelliSeek, visit the WD Web site at <a href="#">http://www.wdc.com/en/flash/index.asp?family=intelliseek<br/>
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</a><strong>Product and Pricing Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product Name: WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB (model WD6400BEVT)<br/>
RRP for WD Scorpio Blue 640 GB: AU$ 189, NZ$249<br/>
Website: <a href="#">http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=683</a><br/>
Australian Distributors: Achieva Australia and Synnex Australia<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram NZ, VST, Synnex NZ<br/>
Warranty: a three-year limited warranty<br/>
Availability: Now<br/>
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<strong>About WD</strong><br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard
drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from
loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and
enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its
own consumer storage and media products.<br/>
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western
Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web
site (<a href="#">www.westerndigital.com</a>) to access a variety of financial
and investor information.<br/>
<br/>
<font size="1">Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and WD Scorpio are registered
trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; Blue, IntelliSeek, ShockGuard and
WhisperDrive are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks
herein are property of their respective owner. As used for storage capacity, one
megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and
one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending
on operating environment.<br/>
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</font><font size="1"><strong>EDITOR’S NOTES:</strong><br/>
WD product photos: <a href="#">http://www.westerndigital.com/en/company/branding/digitalphotos.asp#</a><br/>
Product Spec Sheets: <a href="#">http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=683<br/>
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</a></font><strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato CatalanGap<br/>
Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au</a></p>

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