For those looking to upgrade their notebook PC with some massive storage, it’s never been easier, or more affordable. While 1TB drives have existed for a little while, the selection has remained minimal, and that’s even more so the case when dealing with small height offerings – those able to fit in the smallest of netbooks or notebooks.
Up to this point, I believe only Samsung has released a 9.5mm offering, but today, Western Digital becomes another with its Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT. The drive achieves its huge storage by pairing up two 500GB platters, making it the first of its kind. It also leads us to believe that 1.5TB regular-height drive should be more than possible to see in the near-future.
As a Scorpio Blue drive, this one is destined for the mainstream consumer, not those who are planning to use the drives for production use. There doesn’t exist a 1TB Scorpio Black yet, but again, with the beefier platters, maybe we could see such a model in a regular-height Black soon enough. All I can say to that is, “yes, please!”.
The drive is currently priced at $139.99 USD by Western Digital itself, but Newegg is already listing it for $119.99. Comparatively, a 750GB Scorpio Black retails for around $110, while a 750GB Scorpio Blue falls closer to $90. If you are in need of the ultimate storage solution in a small notebook, though, your options really do single out WD’s latest drive.