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Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black

Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black

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Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black

Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Scorpio Black

  • Buffer Size:16 MB
  • Features:Shock Guard, WhisperDrive, IntelliSeek, SecurePark, Advanced Format technology
  • Capacity:500 GB
  • Depth:100 mm
  • Weight:115 g

Min Operating Temperature:0 °C, Max Operating Temperature:60 °C, Shock Tolerance:350 g @ 2ms (operating) / 1000 g @ 2ms (non-operating), Compatible Bays:1 x internal – 2.5″ x 1/8H, Interfaces:1 x Serial ATA-300 – 7 pin Serial ATA, Service & Support Details:Limited warranty – 5 years, Service & Support:5 years warranty, Compliant Standards:RoHS, Spindle Speed:7200 rpm, Internal Data Rate:160 MBps, Drive Transfer Rate:300 MBps (external), Average Latency:4.2 ms, Start / Stop Cycles:600,000, Non-

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3 Responses to “Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black”

  1. Daniel Balcomb says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Hard Drive, 20 Oct 2011
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    This review is from: Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black (Personal Computers)

    I hesitantly purchased this hard drive after the one that originally came with my MacBook Pro failed. As with most people I put a lot of research in to selecting the perfect hard drive for my needs. I narrowed the list down to three and in the end settled for this drive due to the numerous negative reviews for the other two. After ordering the drive I found some more reviews that mentioned how in a MacBook pro this drive was noisy and would cause annoying vibrations.

    You should definitely not trust all the reviews you read on the internet. This drive is definitely noisier than my old hitachi drive but not noticeably so, especially when you have some background noise or the fans up a bit higher. When I read other reviews I thought that this hard drive may have been significantly more noisy but that is definitely not the case. It is perfectly acceptable for a faster replacement drive. As for the vibrations, you can only feel them when you try and concentrate on them. Even then they are very very weak. Not even noticeable.

    I was not too impressed by the packaging however. It came (with a cable that I had ordered) in a large box full of brown paper. Within that large box was a smaller box that contained the hard drive. The drive was supposed to be suspended between two plastic supports however when I opened the box I found it to be on the bottom of the box instead of in those supports. The hard drive works perfectly well however I do feel that it could have easily arrived damaged.

    This is a great hard drive and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a faster, larger hard drive or even as a replacement for one of very similar specs.

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  2. Mr Ginseng says:
    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent HDD, 15 May 2012
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    This review is from: Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black (Personal Computers)

    I bought this to replace the Hitachi Hard Drive in my 2009 Macbook Pro. When choosing a hard drive, speed was a must. This drive spins at 7200RPM and this makes a big difference compared to the 5400RPM from my old drive.

    Performance -
    I have OSX Lion installed and I have noticed that on average my Macbook now boots 10-12 seconds quicker. The Macbook also shuts down in around 3-4 seconds.
    All applications open faster and I have not seen the spinning colour wheel since I installed this hard drive. There are faster drives available but what you make up in speed you will loose in power consumption/capacity so this hard drive is a good all rounder.

    Noise/Vibration -
    This is still very minimal. There has been an increase of noise but unless you are sitting in a very quiet place like a library this will not be heard. The fan of the Macbook makes far more noise then this hard drive.

    As expected the drive creates a little more vibration because of the higher RPM but this is not a problem. Once you starting using the laptop/macbook this will not be noticed.

    Power Consumption -
    As stated by WD this drive uses the same amount of power as a 5400RPM drive. This is not far from the truth. My power consumption has remained pretty much the same. As with anything you will need to take other factors into account like screen brightness.

    Packaging -
    I did not find a problem with the packaging. I am pretty confident that this drive would have survived a fall in the packaging it had.

    Overall I am very satisfied with this hard drive and would highly recommend it.

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  3. Mr J Payne says:
    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant Smashing Great, 25 Jun 2011
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    This review is from: Western Digital 500GB SATA 16MB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive – Scorpio Black (Personal Computers)

    I Purchased this new WD Scorpio Black 500 Gb HDD to replace the old 80Gb drive in my Dell Inspiron 6400.
    Replacement was an easy task. I backed up everything and cleaned the old drive of clutter.
    Then created a system image with Windows 7 Image tool onto my backup drive.
    Fttted the new Scorpio Black drive and reloaded the saved system image.
    My Dell Inspiron now seems to work a lot faster the drive is nice and quiet and is getting no warmer than the old one. All in all very satisfied with the outcome.
    Product Link:
    Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB SATA 16MB Cache 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM

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