While we are moving into a world with products that prefer to rely on flash based storage instead of traditional storage devices such as hard drives, this does not mean that hard drive solutions are being abandoned altogether. No sir, there is still a healthy budget conscious notebook market that would fall back on hard drives as the storage devices of choice, as they are cheaper and easier to produce. Data storage company HGST has come up with what they claim to be the highest capacity hard drive where notebooks are concerned, in the form of the 9.5mm 2.5” hard drive that sports a whopping 1.5TB capacity.
HGST calls this hard drive the “Travelstar 5K1500″, and just in case you were wondering what kind of pedigree does the company have to earn the right in rolling out such a peripheral, will the fact that HGST is part of Western Digital do the trick for you? HGST also claims that this hard drive is notable for its “high shock protection and low power”, where it boasts a 32MB cache buffer and a 6Gbit/s SATA3 interface.