Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT (500 GB)

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Item 1547: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB WD5000BEVT
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyScorpio Blue
PartWD5000BEVT
Size500 GB
Cache8 MB
RPM5400
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
WD5000BEVT Reviews6

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 Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 44.00 22.73
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 52.45 19.07
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.09 17.52
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 57.59 17.36
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 57.99 17.24
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 59.99 16.67
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 48.90 15.34
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 66.18 15.11
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 34.00 14.71
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 51.49 14.57
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 35.00 14.29
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 55.00 13.64
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 55.98 13.40
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 60.00 12.50
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 40.99 12.20
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 40.99 12.20
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.50 12.19
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 62.01 12.09
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.99 12.08
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
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 43.11 11.60
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 43.99 11.37
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.50 11.24
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 47.00 10.64
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 47.30 10.57
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.59 10.29
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.89 10.02
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 51.00 9.80
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 53.98 9.26
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.00 9.09
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 55.45 9.02
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 56.00 8.93
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 57.00 8.77
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 Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 58.41 8.56
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 58.99 8.48
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 59.00 8.47
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.99 8.33
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 62.50 8.00
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 64.50 7.75
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 68.00 7.35
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 70.00 7.14
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 70.01 7.14
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 87.65 5.70
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 87.79 5.70
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 88.00 5.68
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 89.11 5.61
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 109.99 4.55
Seagate Momentus 7200 ST9500422AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 144.80 3.45
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 154.18 3.24
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500621NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 156.19 3.20
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 161.99 3.09
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 165.00 3.03
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 175.00 2.86
IBM 42D0752 SATA 7200 500 410.00 1.22
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 566.41 0.88
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 52.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 38.00 0.00
Toshiba MK1661GSYB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 3 55.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 48.90 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 59.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-26 $47.00 +0.01
2015-03-26 $46.99 -0.01
2015-03-20 $47.00 +0.01
2015-03-20 $46.99 -0.01
2015-03-16 $47.00 +0.01
2015-03-15 $46.99 -0.01
2015-03-15 $47.00 +0.01
2015-03-13 $46.99 -0.01
2015-03-13 $47.00 +0.01
2015-03-12 $46.99 -0.01

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168
Capacity500 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 WD5000BEVT Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - Momentus 5400.6 & Scorpio Blue: Seagate & WD 2.5" HDDs at 500GB - March 2, 2009

Other 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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