Western Digital Rolls Out Super Slim 5 mm 2.5-inch Hard Drive

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Electronics manufacturer Western Digital on Tuesday unveiled a 5 mm 2.5-inch Hard Drive – something it called the “world’s first.”

“With the launch of our new WD Blue™ 5 mm ultra slim hard drives and our WD Black™ SSHD products, currently shipping to OEMs, WD is delivering to our customers a variety of solutions that maximize storage capacity and volumetric efficiency, as well as performance and system responsiveness, for consumers,” stated the company’s Matt Rutledge via a press release.

Among the features is 500GB storage along with solid state hybrid drive technology, a dual state actuator, Edge Card Technology, an Edge Card Connector and more.

The device, meanwhile, features a suggested retail price of $89 and has shipped to distributors.

The news arrives around the same time that Western Digital announced a quarter 3 profit of $3.8 billion in revenue.