Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT (250 GB)

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Item 1538: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250 GB WD2500BEVT
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyScorpio Blue
PartWD2500BEVT
Size250 GB
Cache8 MB
RPM5400
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year

The original

WD Blue drives are designed and manufactured with the proven technology found in WD’s original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives.

NoTouch™ ramp load technology

The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Upgrading your drive is easy

Acronis® True Image™ WD Edition Software, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive. (wdc.com)

Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 42.38 17.70
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 42.99 17.45
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 44.00 17.05
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 46.99 13.62
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 38.00 13.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 41.48 12.05
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 43.40 11.52
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.00 11.11
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.95 10.88
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 47.98 10.42
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 47.99 10.42
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 32.95 9.71
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 33.39 9.58
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 34.80 9.20
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.00 8.65
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 28.94 8.64
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 38.25 8.37
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 39.00 8.21
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 39.69 8.06
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 39.95 8.01
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 39.99 8.00
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 40.99 7.81
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 32.15 7.78
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.00 7.62
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 2 32.99 7.58
Western Digital Blue WD2500LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 250 2 32.99 7.58
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 42.95 7.45
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 42.96 7.45
Western Digital WD2500BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 250 35.00 7.14
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 45.01 7.11
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.10 7.10
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 36.48 6.85
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 48.10 6.65
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9250410AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 39.00 6.41
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK2576GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 1 40.95 6.11
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK2565GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 41.95 5.96
Toshiba HDD2H84 SATA 5400 250 3 41.95 5.96
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9250610NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 250 45.00 5.56
Toshiba MK2561GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 48.99 5.10
Western Digital Black WD2500BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 54.98 4.55
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2250BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 55.00 4.55
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 0A73252 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 58.00 4.31
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK2552GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 59.00 4.24
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHY2250BH SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 59.51 4.20
Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 0A56415 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 64.00 3.91
Seagate Momentus 7200 ST9250412AS SATA 3 Gb/s 16 250 64.00 3.91
Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9250421AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 64.99 3.85
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTE723225A7A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 64.99 3.85
Seagate ST9250421ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 250 66.88 3.74
Seagate Momentus ST90250N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 74.49 3.36
Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVSRTL SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 79.93 3.13
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9250315AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 82.05 3.05
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD2500BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 250 5 89.99 2.78
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BJKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 95.00 2.63
Seagate Momentus XT ST92505610AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 250 103.00 2.43
Seagate Momentus 5400.4 ST9250827AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 125.00 2.00
Samsung Spinpoint MP4 HM250HJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 134.95 1.85
HP Entry 460355-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 250 173.00 1.45
Toshiba MJA2500BH Series MJA2250BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 201.00 1.24
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABB2500ANC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 204.80 1.22
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 37.22 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 48.90 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-22 $28.94 -0.51
2014-12-20 $29.45 -0.04
2014-12-19 $29.49 -0.40
2014-12-18 $29.89 -0.10
2014-12-17 $29.99 -0.51
2014-12-17 $30.50 -0.47
2014-12-17 $30.97 -0.01
2014-12-16 $30.98 -0.01
2014-12-15 $30.99 -0.51
2014-12-12 $31.50 -0.50

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity250,059 MB
User Sectors Per Drive488,397,168
Capacity250 GB
Performance
Read Seek Time12.0 ms
Rotational Speed5,400 RPM (nominal)
Average Latency5.50 ms (nominal)
Track-To-Track Seek Time2.0 ms (average)
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size8 MB
Power
Standby0.25 Watts
Read/Write2.50 Watts
Sleep0.10 Watts
Idle0.85 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 026 dBA (average)
Idle Mode24 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital Scorpio Blue Reviews & Benchmarks

TweakTown - Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive Review - Nov. 24, 2011
Legit Reviews - WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Notebook Hard Drive Review - Aug. 17, 2011
StorageReview - Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS - June 11, 2007
Tom's Hardware - WD Brings 250 GB HDDs to Notebooks - June 4, 2007
StorageReview - 160 GB Notebook Drive Roundup - June 4, 2007
Silent PC Review - Western Digital Scorpio: Another Quiet Notebook Drive - July 3, 2006

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