WD is a 1-TB 2.5-inch “seventhousander”
For demonstration at CES 2013 a division of Western Digital – Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) – prepared two new products. However, they both missed the announcement of one , with regard to production of a single model, a 2.5-inch form factor – 1 TB Travelstar plates with speed equal to 7200. / min. Just in one case it is a model for use in a laptop, and the other – on the external case for backup and storage.
As reported, the 2.5-inch drive is released height 9.5 mm, which means using two platters of 500 GB. In fact – this is the first “standard” notebook hard drive, the spindle speed is reached the level of 7200. / Min. The database HGST this drive yet, so that the exact power and performance characteristics of the model are unknown.
Stated only that the cache buffer size is 32 MB, and the interface – SATA 6 Gb / s. Price question – from U.S. $ 100. for the amount of $ 110 (as recommended by the manufacturer), you can take the same drive in an external interface USB 3.0 – model Touro Mobile Pro. The buyer will also receive 3 GB of free space in the cloud service company at TouroCloudBackup.com. Note hull design provides for the installation of a stack of several of these drives when placing them in a horizontal plane. This will save space on the desk or shelf, as well as storage devices give an attractive look.