Western Digital's HGST subsidiary today announced what it is calling the industry's densest mobile hard-disk drive, with capacities of up to 1.5TB in a 9.5mm (.37-in.) high form factor.
The 2.5-inch-wide disk drive contains three platters—a first for the company in that form factor and an achievement in shock resistance.
Currently, the highest capacity for slimmer 7.5mm and 5mm height mobile drives are 500GB.
The new Travelstar 5K1500 is being targeted at a variety of market segments, including notebooks, external hard drives, gaming consoles and all-in-one desktop PCs.