We're used to laptops lagging behind their desktop counterparts when it comes to storage - after all, there's only so much you can fit into a 2.5-inch drive casing - but Western Digital are delivering a much-needed capacity kick with the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB. Billed as the industry's first 1TB mobile hard-drive, the Scorpio Blue 1TB - and its 750GB companion - support the 3Gbps SATA interface.
They're also some of the quietest 2.5-inch drives on the market, according to Western Digital anyway. The company has used its WhisperDrive technology with clever seek-algorithms to reduce unnecessary spinning. They also have ShockGuard and SecurePark, which protect against bumps and jolts, together with ensuring long-term reliability.