LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Western Digital
Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its new WD Scorpio(R)
320 GB 2.5-inch SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives for notebook computers and
portable storage devices.
WD uses advanced head and media technology to achieve the world's
highest capacity 2.5-inch, slim, 9.5mm form-factor hard drive and includes
proprietary features that make the drive extraordinarily quiet while
running at cool operating temperatures. The WD Scorpio 320 GB hard drives
deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s transfer rate and are destined for use
in OEM notebook platforms that offer the highest storage capacities to the
"Consumer demands for high capacity storage are stronger than ever. WD
is again leading the industry by delivering high quality, high capacity
product to the market with the introduction of its new WD Scorpio 320 GB
hard drive," said Campbell Kan, vice president of mobile computing business
unit, Acer Inc. "WD understands the increasing storage requirements of the
notebook market, allowing Acer to introduce high-capacity notebook
solutions that meet our customer's ever-growing demands."
"In today's market, new notebook systems are increasingly targeting
heavy duty applications in the office and home," said Jim Morris, WD's vice
president and general manager of notebook storage. "As system manufacturers
improve performance and add data hungry features, high-capacity hard drives
become a key ingredient that allows users to fully benefit from the latest
The WD Scorpio 320 GB SATA hard drive is a direct result of the
significant investments WD has made in proprietary head technologies. With
the introduction of its latest-generation WD Scorpio drives, WD continues
to offer mobile computing and portable storage customers the same
outstanding quality, reliability and performance that have earned the
company a leadership position in the desktop PC market.
The new WD Scorpio drive further expands the company's breadth of
2.5-inch, 5400 RPM, mobile hard drive offerings to capacity points up to
WD Scorpio Exclusive Features
WhisperDrive(TM) -- WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines
state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield the WD Scorpio 320 GB as one
of the quietest 5400 RPM, 2.5-inch drives available.
ShockGuard(TM) -- Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware and
hardware advancements to protect the drive mechanics and platter surface
to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications required for
mobile and notebook applications.
IntelliSeek(TM) -- Another unique WD Scorpio 320 GB feature is its
IntelliSeek technology, which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower
power consumption, noise and vibration. For a demonstration on
IntelliSeek, visit the WD Web site at
WD Scorpio 320 GB drives (model WD3200BEVS) are available on the
company's online store (www.shopwd.com). More information about WD Scorpio
mobile drives may be found on the company's Web site at
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 produces reliable,
high-performance hard drives that keep users' data accessible and secure
from loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for
external, portable and shared storage products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to
leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the
Western Digital and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the
company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of
financial and investor information.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements relating to expected increase in the pace for demand of mobile
2.5-inch hard drives. These forward-looking statements are based on current
management expectations, and actual results may differ materially as a
result of several factors, including: supply and demand conditions in the
hard drive industry and business conditions generally; and other risks and
uncertainties listed in WD's recent SEC filings, including its form 10-K
for fiscal year 2007. WD undertakes no obligation to update these
forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or for any
Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, WD Scorpio and WD Passport are
registered trademarks and, ShockGuard, WhisperDrive and IntelliSeek are
trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks
herein are property of their respective owner.
SOURCE Western Digital Corp.