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September 21, 2012

WD will release a 5-mm HDD to an end in 2012


Mass production drives a thickness of 5 mm, which WD has officially announced about a week ago, will begin in the coming months. At the same time the market will do as regular HDD, and hybrid hard drives with built-in flash memory.

The company's decision to move the mass production of WD HDD data from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2012, provoked expressions of interest from leading notebook manufacturers - Acer and ASUSTeK Computer.

Recall, the thickness of the current 2.5-inch notebook drive is 9.5 millimeters, and a model for ultrabooks boast a thickness of 7.5 millimeters.

According to the source, the cost of the 5-mm hard drive will be a little higher than the 7.5-mm models, which mated with the development of a new process, but they are 10 times more affordable than solid state drives of the same capacity.

Source: Digitimes.com