wdfScorpioBlue PVT WD Announces 750GB  2.5 inch Scorpio Blue HDD

Western Digital have announced the availability of its new 750GB (model WD7500BPVT) 2.5 inch standard height Scorpio Blue HDD.

These lovely drives  are shipping now
through select distributors and resellers.

wdfScorpioBlue PVT WD Announces 750GB  2.5 inch Scorpio Blue HDD

Western Digital have announced in its recent press release on the availability of its new 750GB (model
WD7500BPVT) 2.5 inch standard height Scorpio Blue HDD.

These lovely drives  are shipping now
through select distributors and resellers.

Features of the WD Scorpio Blue include:

  • Advanced
    Format technology
    – Technology being pioneered by WD and adopted by
    other drive manufacturers to increase media format efficiencies, thus
    enabling larger drive capacities.
  • WhisperDrive™ -
    WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking
    algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the
    market. These algorithms also optimize the way a drive seeks for data,
    which significantly improves power consumption.
  • ShockGuard™ – Leading-edge ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and
    platter surfaces from shocks.
  • SecurePark™ – WD’s
    SecurePark technology parks the recording heads off the disk surface
    during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the
    recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long
    term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational
    shock tolerance.
  • Fast and efficient – Ultra-fast 3
    gigabits per second (Gb/s) SATA interface speed yields performance fit
    for demanding mobile applications.
  • Tested for
    compatibility
    – WD performs extensive tests on hundreds of systems
    and a multitude of platforms in its FIT Lab™ and Mobile Compatibility
    Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their
    systems.

Good news for some, this drive is using the standard 2.5-inch form factor at 9.5mm height instead of 12.5mm used by the 1TB model.

Specifications wise, 5400 rpm, 8MB of cache, a 12ms seek time, and SATA 3Gb/s interface. It draws 1.6watts during read/write.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Scorpio Blue 750
is $149.00 USD