WD releases 1TB laptop HDD with just 2 platters

WD releases 1TB laptop HDD with just 2 platters.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/07/UinS48.jpg[/newsimage]Western Digital just released a two-platter hard drive that holds 1 TB of data. The Scorpio Blue is 9.5 mm thick, which means it will fit into nearly all commercial notebook computers.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/terabyte-hard-drive-48838/](http://www.myce.com/news/terabyte-hard-drive-48838/)

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With the consolidation in the industry and slowed development that timeline will be somwhat delayd. It’s 2011, we’re NOT getting 14TB hard drives in 9 years… lol! We’ll be lucky when they break the 4TB barrier first in the next couple of years. As for selling for $40, that’s fantasy land. Maybe someone was assuming FLASH (SSD) drives would somehow make reasonable competition for hard drives and that has not happened. If you take 2009’s $40 and adjust for inflation, maybe that price… of $120