WD to create thinnest Hard Drive
WD has recently declared that the company is sampiling a 5mm-thin hard disk drive featuring hybrid technology along with instant-on and application performance. The new technologies will be showcased during WD's Investor Day, September 13, 2012. The company also believes it as the world's thinnest 2.5-inch hybrid hard drive.
“Mobile devices are becoming smaller, thinner, lighter and more responsive. Working with our technology partners, WD has developed new 5mm hard drives that enable high-capacity storage along with excellent performance and superior economics to allow our customers to expand their thin offerings,” stated Matt Rutledge, VP, Client Storage Solutions, WD.
Moreover, the newly launched hard drives are aimed to offer 500GB of capacity, utilizing almost 50% less volume compared to current 9.5mm hard drives and at one-tenth the cost of similar capacity SSDs.
“Acer is partnering with WD to bring advanced notebook performance and capacity in the smallest form factor. It is a part of our ongoing commitment to present leading technology that ultimately improves the total user experience of our customers,” said David Lee, Associate Vice-President, Mobile Computing Product business unit, Acer.
“We are seeing a shift in the computing world to more powerful mobile computing solutions. With this in mind, ASUS and WD are collaborating to create slimmer and more mobile notebook solutions - without sacrificing capacity or performance to deliver smaller form-factor to consumers,” remarked SY Shain, Senior Vice-President, ASUS’ notebook business unit.