WD today announced it is now shipping to OEMs the world’s first ultra-slim 2.5-inch, 5 mm hard drives and solid state hybrid drives (SSHD), which are designed for integration into the slimmest devices and space-constrained computing environments.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): S$119.
With 500 GB of storage capacity and models with high performance-enabling solid state hybrid drive technology, this slim product line strikes a fine balance between capacity, physical size and performance.
WD designed the new WD Blue and WD Black 5 mm drives to enable new levels of device portability.
The new drives are aimed to increase internal storage capacity while enabling it to fit into smaller device slots
In addition, the slimmer and more portable the device, the more vulnerable the hard drive is to user-induced stress.
To battle this, WD has designed key enablers to the 5 mm form factor: