|The storage capacity gap between laptop and desktop hard drive just shrank significantly.
WD (Western Digital) announced 2 laptop hard drive with capacity 1 TB and 750 GB. Prior to this announcement, the largest laptop hard drive available in the market was 500 GB and 2 TB for desktop hard drive.
Both new drives come with 8MB of buffer memory and spin at 5,200rpm, which is slightly slower than the 5400rpm speed of mainstream laptop drives.
The Scorpio Blue 750GB drive (model WD7500KEVT) is available now and costs US$190. The 1TB version (model WD10TEVT) is, for now, only available configured into the My Passport Essential SE USB drive, but it will be available as an internal hard drive in a few weeks. It will cost US$250.