CES 2013: Western Digital thin 5mm and 7mm hard drives now also come in hybrid SSHD!

Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 9, 2013 - 07:03 PM |
Tagged: CES, ces 2013, western digital, wdc, sshd, hybrid, 5mm, 7mm

Today Western Digital showed me their new 5mm and 7mm mobile hard drives. These are very thin, intended for Ultrabooks, and come not only in the familiar Blue product line, but also in a new Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The new thin hybrid models are dubbed WD Black. The 5mm Blue and Black will be available in 500GB capacities:

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Adding another 500GB to reach a 1TB capacity point requires another platter, and therefore another 2mm, bringing the 1TB Blue and Black to 7mm:

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The WD Black SSHD will come with either 16 ot 24GB of flash memory cache (varying based on OEM configuration / request). More to follow on these once we can get some hours logged on their new models.

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January 9, 2013 | 09:33 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Any sign of those desktop SSHD?

January 21, 2013 | 09:25 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

it is a sata connector on 1 tb when will b available to buy?in real life

February 3, 2013 | 11:17 AM - Posted by AmericanKozzak (not verified)

Do you guys have a link to how these things work? Is it just one giant cash or is there some other secret sauce.?

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