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WD Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVTRTL 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive

  • 5400 RPM 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 years limited
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With available SATA interface, 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.

  • newegg 2.5" Form Factor The Western Digital Scorpio Blue internal hard drive is specifically designed for notebook computers equipped with 2.5" SATA drive bays.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The 2.5” SATA internal notebook hard drive features the high performance SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive This drive features a high performance 5400 RPM hard drive with a total capacity of 500GB so you can store your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends and even back up your system.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Dennis M.
  • 8/13/2012 5:38:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot Good

Pros: Fast drive when it works. I'm on my second one.

Cons: Nothing but problems with it, overheating (7200 runs a little hot) and lots of errors. I almost have to run a disk utility everytime I bootup to correct errors. Already tried re-installing Win7 twice. Going to try another make (Seagate)

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the Western Digital 500 GB Blue Drive, as this is not the typical or intended experience with the product. We recommend installing and using our Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows (WinDLG) utility to run diagnostic tests on your drives to determine their current health/status, should a drive exhibit signs of concerns. For information on our WinDLG utility, please view the information provided by the following link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940
If you are using a Mac, you can use the Disk Utility to regularly test the health of your drive.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1362
If you have run diagnostic tests on your drive and receive an error, we will gladly replace your in-warranty drives. For information on how to replace your drive, please follow the steps on this link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1048
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/
Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • David D.
  • 11/30/2010 3:30:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHarddrive

Pros: Very quiet

Cons: Make sure you order the heat shield. I was able to use my old one

Other Thoughts: Its a great harddrive, however, i would definitely recommend the 7400rpm

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  • Ron B.
  • 7/14/2009 1:13:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome MBP Upgrade

Pros: Extremely quiet and no vibration. Looks to be running maybe 2 degrees warmer that the old drive that came with the laptop.

Cons: Not as fast as the Fujitsu 120 5400 it replaced. Kinda waffled between this or a 320 7200 and wished I had gone that route.

Other Thoughts: Easy install into a 2 year old MBP. Used instructions from iFixIt and install took maybe 15 minutes. To prepare the new drive I first installed it into a spare external drive, formated and partitioned it. I then installed OSX but did not migrate yet choosing instead to first download all the updated for OSX. When that finished I used the Migration Utility to migrate all system settings and folders and files to the new drive. Then booted up using the new external drive and made certain that all programs worked, and they did. Once I was satisfied that all was OK, I installed the drive into the laptop.

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