Recently I decided to undertake the problematic task of upgrading my laptops hard drive, on the lookout for a cheap and cheerful hard drive I was recommended the Western Digital Scorpio Blue by a friend.
First impressions would good, for around £80 you get yourself 640GB of hard drive space via a Serial ATA-300 plug, this is common for most laptops so shouldn't be a problem though you should defiantly check before you go ahead and purchase yourself one. I did notice that it's only 5400 rpm which is fairly old consider 7200 and higher is becoming more of the norm but I was that bothered being that 5400 isn't exactly inefficient just slower.
Performance was great and a lot faster than my older hard drive, copying and moving files around is not *almost* instant and the OS even received a speed increase with the bootup time in particular enjoying a noticeable speed boost. The hard drive also features Shock Guard which halts the hard drive if it detects a sudden bump to protect against data loss so if your laptop falls of a table your only problem would be a broken laptop, not lost data.
All being said I'm very happy with the product; it's fast enough for me and has plenty of space that I haven't even got around to filling half of it yet. Another great hard drive from WD!
WD Scorpio Blue drives offer high-performance, low power consumption, and cool operation, perfect for notebooks and other portable devices. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Scorpio Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.
|Product Description:||WD Blue WD6400BEVT - hard drive - 640 GB - SATA-300|
|Type:||Hard drive - internal|
|Form Factor:||2.5" x 1/8H|
|Data Transfer Rate:||300 MBps|
|Buffer Size:||8 MB|
|Spindle Speed:||5400 rpm|
|Features:||Shock Guard, WhisperDrive, SecurePark , S.M.A.R.T.|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||70 mm x 100 mm x 9.5 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|