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WD Scorpio® Black™ Drives Offer 750 GB of High-Performance Storage, for Capacity-Hungry Systems

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its new WD Scorpio® Black™ 750 GB (photo) 7200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA hard drives for high-performance notebook computers and portable storage devices. One of the fastest hard drives on the market, WD Scorpio Black drives combine class-leading 7200 RPM spin speed and 16 MB cache to deliver maximum notebook performance. Now available in capacities 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.

The entire family of WD Scorpio Black hard drives is designed for use in OEM notebook systems and has been tested across multiple platforms to allow anyone a successful upgrade of speed and performance to their current notebook system.

"Our most demanding customers have come to expect "no compromises" from all of our Black series products," explains Matt Rutledge, vice president of product marketing for WD.  "The new WD Scorpio Black drive does not disappoint, providing users of portable devices the necessary speed, significant storage and efficient power management needed to enjoy their favorite HD content, high resolution images, powerful office applications or gaming at home, in the office or on the road."

Price and Availability

WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drives (model number WD7500BPKT) are available now in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors. MSRP for the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drive is $149.00 USD. WD Scorpio Black 750 GB hard drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. More information about WD Scorpio Black hard drives may be found on the company's website at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=130.

About WD

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.

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 website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and WD Scorpio are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; WD Scorpio Black is a trademark 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. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes.

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