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/$)
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 45.40 22.03
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 46.74 21.39
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 48.00 20.83
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.99 17.24
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 58.85 16.99
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 47.99 15.63
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 35.00 14.29
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 53.61 13.99
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 36.00 13.89
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 37.00 13.51
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 55.98 13.40
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 38.00 13.16
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 57.00 13.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.50 12.19
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 41.20 12.14
Hitachi 0J11562 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 53.00 12.08
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 41.41 12.07
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 54.70 11.70
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 43.99 11.37
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 44.99 11.11
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 59.00 11.02
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 47.00 10.64
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.36 10.34
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 31.36 10.20
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.89 10.02
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.92 10.02
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 (0J11285) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 51.00 9.80
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 33.00 9.70
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 52.49 9.53
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 54.12 9.24
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.17 9.23
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 55.00 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 55.49 9.01
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 55.99 8.93
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 36.00 8.89
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 57.31 8.72
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.95 8.63
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.99 8.62
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 58.00 8.62
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 37.35 8.57
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 37.44 8.55
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 37.58 8.52
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 38.99 8.21
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 38.99 8.21
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 39.95 8.01
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 40.40 7.92
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK2565GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 32.90 7.60
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9250315AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 33.00 7.58
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 42.64 7.50
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.00 7.27
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.77 7.15
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 2 34.99 7.14
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 45.00 7.11
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 45.01 7.11
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 35.89 6.97
Western Digital Blue WD2500LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 250 2 36.68 6.82
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK2552GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 37.35 6.69
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 49.00 6.53
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK2576GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 1 38.50 6.49
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 49.99 6.40
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 49.99 6.40
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 0A73252 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 39.21 6.38
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 39.45 6.34
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9250410AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 39.90 6.27
Toshiba HDD2H84 SATA 5400 250 3 41.95 5.96
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 53.73 5.96
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHY2250BH SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 42.64 5.86
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.00 5.82
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9250610NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 250 43.30 5.77
Seagate Momentus Thin ST250LT003 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 250 45.00 5.56
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 45.49 5.50
Toshiba MK2561GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 46.00 5.43
Western Digital Black WD2500BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 54.99 4.55
Toshiba MJA2500BH Series MJA2250BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 55.00 4.55
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 68.10 3.67
Seagate Momentus ST90250N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 73.35 3.41
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2250BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 78.26 3.19
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD2500BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 250 5 79.99 3.13
Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 0A56415 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 80.00 3.13
Seagate ST9250421ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 250 81.22 3.08
Seagate Momentus XT ST92505610AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 250 99.00 2.53
Seagate Momentus 5400.4 ST9250827AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 122.50 2.04
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
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 53.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 38.07 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 48.90 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-30 $39.45 -0.05
2015-03-25 $39.50 +5.00
2015-03-22 $34.50 -6.49
2015-03-22 $40.99 +6.49
2015-03-19 $34.50 +2.25
2015-03-16 $32.25 -6.44
2015-03-16 $38.69 +6.44
2015-03-13 $32.25 +2.26
2015-03-13 $29.99 +0.10
2015-03-13 $29.89 -0.10

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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