Western Digital outs 500GB, 7mm HDD for ultrabooks
Finally, Western Digital has their own 7mm thin hard disk drives that sits perfectly well with the current crop of ultrabooks. It’s not as fast as the SSDs but you get the benefits of really large and inexpensive storage — like 500GB.
Prior to WD, Hitachi and Seagate already has super-slim HDD for ultrabooks available in the local market. Hitachi is the one being used in the Acer Aspire S3. However, both Hitachi and Seagate were only offering up to 320GB. The Lenovo IdeaPad U300e also used a HDD instead of the SSD which is used in the U300s.
Western Digital pushes that to 500GB at $100 while the 320GB is priced at $80. No idea though when will these new drives will arrive in the Philippines. Well, at least it looks like the prices of HDD have already normalized.