LAS VEGAS--WD showed off at CES 2013 two solid-state hard drives, the WD Black 5mm and WD Black 7mm. These are the first hybrid drives from the storage vendor.

From left: the WD Blue 1TB regular hard drive, WD Black SSHD, and WD Blue 5mm regular drive.

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The two 5mm thick and 7mm thick drives next to each other.
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The WD Black SSHD 5mm has a new standard of port connecter and will not work with existing SATA ports in most laptop computers. It's designed specifically for ultrabooks.
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The new port type.
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The WD Black 7mm SSHD, however, has a standard design of the 2.5-inch laptop drive, including its SATA connector.
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And the drive is 7mm thick, fitting any standard laptop, and can also be used for desktop computers.
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