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/$)
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 55.00 18.18
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 47.00 15.96
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 63.45 15.76
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 66.99 14.93
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 72.95 13.71
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 56.97 13.16
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 76.24 13.12
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.99 12.50
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 63.22 11.86
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 42.24 11.84
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 64.00 11.72
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 65.02 11.53
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 44.20 11.31
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.60 11.21
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.99 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 47.45 10.54
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 47.50 10.53
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 49.80 10.04
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.90 10.02
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 51.00 9.80
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 52.31 9.56
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 53.50 9.35
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 69.00 9.28
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 53.99 9.26
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 54.99 9.09
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 72.00 9.03
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 56.80 8.80
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 37.62 8.51
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 59.00 8.47
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 59.86 8.35
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 60.00 8.33
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 38.45 8.32
Toshiba MKxx55GSX Series MK4055GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 400 49.00 8.16
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 62.29 8.03
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 62.88 7.95
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 62.95 7.94
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 64.50 7.75
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 65.00 7.69
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 65.84 7.59
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725032A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 42.45 7.54
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 42.99 7.44
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 43.88 7.29
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9320325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.15 7.25
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 44.49 7.19
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 44.95 7.12
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.95 7.12
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK3276GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 1 44.96 7.12
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK3265GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 44.98 7.11
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 70.99 7.04
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 74.00 6.76
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 75.00 6.67
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 75.00 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 48.00 6.67
Seagate Momentus ST903203N1A2AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 48.10 6.65
Seagate ST500LT032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 500 76.96 6.50
Toshiba MKxx61GSYN Series MK3261GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 50.00 6.40
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 50.01 6.40
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 54.99 5.82
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBJ Series MHZ2320BJ SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 55.00 5.82
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK2576GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 1 43.60 5.73
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK2565GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 43.95 5.69
Toshiba HDD2H84 SATA 5400 250 3 43.95 5.69
Toshiba MK3259GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 58.49 5.47
Hitachi 0J23353 SATA 5400 8 320 58.49 5.47
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST320LT022 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 59.00 5.42
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 59.99 5.33
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 59.99 5.33
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 61.00 5.25
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 61.73 5.18
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHX2300BT SATA 1.5 Gb/s 4200 8 300 59.00 5.08
Western Digital Blue WD2500LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 250 2 49.24 5.08
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9250610NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 250 49.99 5.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT020 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 65.00 4.92
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 50.91 4.91
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK3252GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 66.96 4.78
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 0A73252 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 53.75 4.65
Toshiba MHZ2xxxBH Series MHZ2250BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 55.00 4.55
Western Digital Black WD2500BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 55.24 4.53
Seagate Momentus 5400.5 ST9320320AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 71.71 4.46
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 57.00 4.39
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 58.45 4.28
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT009 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 75.00 4.27
Toshiba MKxx52GSX Series MK2552GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 59.00 4.24
Seagate Momentus ST90250N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 63.98 3.91
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9250410AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 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
Fujitsu 2.5" SATA MHY2250BH SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 65.00 3.85
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9250315AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 65.00 3.85
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9250410ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 70.00 3.57
Seagate ST9250421ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 250 72.00 3.47
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABB2500ANC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 74.99 3.33
Toshiba MK2561GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 79.00 3.16
Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVSRTL SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 97.99 2.55
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BJKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 104.99 2.38
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD2500BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 250 5 114.82 2.18
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
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTE723225A7A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 169.00 1.48
Seagate Momentus XT ST92505610AS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 250 178.25 1.40
HP Entry 460355-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 250 180.00 1.39
Toshiba MJA2500BH Series MJA2250BH SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 201.00 1.24
Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 0A56415 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 292.00 0.86
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 46.04 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727575A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 72.75 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 65.00 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 74.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-07-25 $57.00 -2.95
2014-06-18 $59.95 +1.06
2014-06-18 $58.89 -0.30
2014-06-15 $59.19 -1.09
2014-06-11 $60.28 -0.22
2014-06-06 $60.50 -1.00
2014-06-05 $61.50 +21.55
2014-05-24 $39.95 +0.46
2014-05-23 $39.49 -0.46
2014-05-20 $39.95 -22.04

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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