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|The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250 GB hard drive is a laptop hard drive that offers fast transfer speeds of 10 MB/s to 25 MB/s in a very quiet package. Western Digital's WhisperDrive reduces disk noise in this 2.5-inch laptop hard drive and it also has ShockGuard technology that minimizes risk to data from bumps or jolts. It's important for notebook users that battery life is good, and there are power management programs and fast seeking architecture that decreases energy usage in the Western Digital Scorpio Blue. Since it is lightweight at a scant 1 lb, this 2.5-inch laptop hard drive can also be used with external enclosures for an external storage solution. The PATA architecture on this Western Digital hard drive ensures top speeds for data, even on older laptops, which is helped by the 5,400 RPM platter speeds. The faster they move, the faster the Western Digital hard drive can write and rewrite data. Users looking to update their storage, or make their own external hard drive will want to take a good look at the Western Digital Scorpio Blue.|
|UPC||4049982012492, 4250140603265, 5051964116882, 608729688105, 718037724515, 845832058740, 890552607778, 890552642724, 9858592462222, 9858592688356|
|Buffer Size||8 MB|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Spindle Speed||5400 RPM|
|External Data Transfer Rate||100 Mbps|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||75 Mbit/s|
|Seek Time||12 ms|
|Sound Emission||22 dB|
Average review score based on 23 user reviews
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The price and performance and Western Digital warranty and support mean I am very pleased with this drive. It is quiet and fast -- and WDC will back it up if I have any issues. This drive is replacing another WDC drive that still works reliably after 3 years of regular daily use but was reaching capacity.
Once you get past the zodiac/astrology "Scorpio" reference... if you are looking for an upgrade capacity hard disk for an older system that uses IDE interface, be careful. It is not as easy as it first appears and you should check for 48-bit LBA support from your computer BIOS or you will be very unhappy. This caution applies to all larger capacity drives with an IDE interface when they are installed in older systems.
I was in need of space as well as performance. I searched other places, but the prices were not in my range. This is a very good hard drive. Western Digital is known for very good performance and enduring Hard Drives. I have not had any problems with Western Digital Hard Drives.
I can easily dualboot my BSD needs and Windows needs, lower rpm drive allows for better battery life which makes my desktop replacement laptop happy when I'm mobile. Access Speed seems sufficient, I haven't done a lot of transcoding so I can't attest for caching abilities of the drive yet too highly, but it seems capable. All in all a very nice size drive for being PATA with limited draw backs.
I purchased this drive to install in a laptop system I had also purchased off eBay. The laptop was an older model that uses an IDE interface, so I needed an IDE drive. This drive works like a champ, has plenty of capacity for an older style laptop and has plenty of speed for the machine in which it is installed. Installation is brain-dead easy (possibly depending on the design of the laptop system in question) and I have had good results with the Western Digital brand. The laptop I rebuilt still has a number of good years of service in it and with this drive, it keeps going. In a similar situation, I would buy another one.