Western Digital has announced that they have started shipping the world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive. Measuring at just 7mm, the WD Blue 1TB hard drive has StableTrac, which is a motor shaft at both of the ends to compensate for system-induced vibration and to stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read/write operations. The WD Blue 7mm hard drives also have WD’s proprietary WhisperDrive technology for quiet performance. WD’s ShockGuard technology protects the WD Blue 7mm from shocks. The SecurePark feature parks the recording heads off the disk surface during the spin up/spin down/drive off modes to ensure the recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in long term reliability.
“Users with large portfolios of content no longer need to sacrifice capacity when buying and Ultrabook or upgrading to a thin and light notebook,” stated Matt Rutledge, VP and GM for client storage products at WD. “This most compact 1TB hard drive to-date offers manufacturers of systems an upsell path for their customers who will now be able to choose systems offering both sleek design and high capacity.
The 1TB WD Blue 7mm 2.5-inch mobile hard drive is covered with a two year limited warranty. The retail cost for the 1TB model#: (WD10SPCXX) is $139.