The new drives are using perpendicular magnetic (PMR) technology and incorporate a number of Western Digital features like WD Passport, quiet operations, high shock tolerance and low power consumption.
"The new WD Scorpio 160 GB drives deliver the high capacity that many mobile computing users demand with WD’s implementation of PMR technology, as well as exclusive features that result in meaningful end-user benefits," said Jody Bradshaw, WD’s senior director and general manager of notebook storage. "With the introduction of our latest-generation WD Scorpio drives, WD offers mobile computing and portable storage customers the same outstanding quality, reliability and performance that have already earned WD a leadership position in the desktop PC market."
The new Scorpio capacity points will range from 40 GB to 160GB in size and are now available on the company’s website. You can expect to pay around $179.99 for the 160 GB drive.