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/$)
Hitachi MQ01ABB200 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 2000 119.49 16.74
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.99 15.39
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 54.99 13.64
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 74.99 13.34
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 74.99 13.34
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 83.95 11.91
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 42.24 11.84
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.99 11.11
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 89.99 11.11
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 72.95 10.28
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 48.95 10.21
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 104.99 9.52
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 53.99 9.26
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 54.99 9.09
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 56.80 8.80
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 59.95 8.34
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 64.99 7.69
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 64.99 7.69
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 99.95 7.50
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 74.99 6.67
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTS723232A7A365 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 320 3 48.00 6.67
Western Digital Blue WD3200LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 2 48.95 6.54
Seagate ST500LT032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 500 76.96 6.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 3 49.45 6.47
Toshiba MQ01ABD032 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 49.99 6.40
Toshiba MQ01ABF032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 320 49.99 6.40
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 79.99 6.25
Western Digital Black WD3200BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 320 5 54.99 5.82
Seagate ST320LM010 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 320 54.99 5.82
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 119.95 5.34
Western Digital WDBMYH3200ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 320 61.01 5.25
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 99.95 5.00
Western Digital Blue WD2500LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 250 2 49.99 5.00
Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 159.99 4.69
Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 320 3 72.99 4.38
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 57.23 4.37
Western Digital Black WD2500BEKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 59.99 4.17
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 119.99 4.17
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 145.99 3.42
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 5 125.95 1.98
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 250 3 149.95 1.67
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 HTE723225A7A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 250 3 169.00 1.48
Toshiba MK6476GSXN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 0 125.55 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 53.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 74.99 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 109.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-03-21 $149.95 +50.00
2013-12-23 $99.95

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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