It's a good week to be in storage. Today, Western Digital have announced their intentions to release a massive 1 terabyte drive in the ultra-portable 2.5" drive format. The drive will form part of the 'Scorpio Blue' range.
This marks a world first for the company, in a move that's bound to have computer geeks glowing with stroage envy. The drive is said to be compatible with the 'My Passport Essential SE Portable USB drive' products.
To put this all in perspective, we did a search on Static Ice this morning for similar drives. Currently, you can get a Western digital 3.5" SATAII 1TB drive for as low as $99.99 online from Mwave. In the more portable 2.5" format, you can get a WD 500GB drive for $188.00 from Apus.
Though, with storage prices continuing to fall every few months, the price for the 2.5" drives will likely drop much sooner, rather than later.
A Western Digital spokesman has told us that prices and release dates are yet to be confirmed for Australia.
For now, we're dreaming of a souped up 1TB netbook. Now, that would be something to gloat about. Our most wanted storage item can't come soon enough.