Ideal for thin and light systems and slimmer notebooks, distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the availability of WD’s 500 Gigabyte (GB) 2.5-inch Blue 7mm hard drive. This drive is compatible with most standard 9.5mm bays for mainstream notebooks and the availability of WD Acronis True Image, enabling you to copy all your data to the new drive easily.
The WD Blue 7mm hard drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability and offer the ideal features and capacity for everyday computing needs.
“WD’s Blue 7mm is also the perfect hard drive for Ultrabook, All-in-One and other thin and light PC and notebook users, providing more reliability and flexibility with the SATA 6 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) interface for use with the latest Operating Systems (OS),” says Farhad Alli, WD Product Specialist and DCC.
“Notebook form factors are ever decreasing in size and this drive offers resellers a slimmer and thinner alternative for thin notebooks. Also, standard OEM drives user feature far lower capacities therefore end users are now able to replace their original drive with the WD Blue 7mm hard drive in order to improve their storage capacity and performance of their hard drive” adds Alli.
The 500GB storage capacity equates to 100 000 photo’s, 38-hours of video or 125 000 songs – all this in a thin form factor. Now users don’t need to choose between having a thin form factor notebook or Ultrabook or high capacity hard drive. They can have both with the WD Blue 7mm hard drive.
Additional features include WhisperDrive, WDs exclusive technology, enables quiet performance while WDs ShockGuard technology provides shock tolerance by protecting the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from everyday shocks. Consistently higher performance is ensured with StableTrac. StableTrac compensates for system-induced vibration and stabilises the platters by securing the motor shaft at both ends, allowing for accurate read and write operations.
Reliability is ensured with WD SecurePark which ensures that the recording head never touches the disk surface. The recording heads are parked off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off further ensuring that the head never touches the disk surface. This results in less head wear and improved non-operational shock tolerance, improving long-term reliability.
“All WD drives are compatibility tested with tests performed on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms, providing users with the confidence that the drives will work in any environment,” concludes Alli.
The 2.5-inch WD Blue 7mm hard drive is available from DCC immediately in a capacity of 500GB. The drive retails for approximately R749.00 inclusive of VAT.