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 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 63.83 15.67
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 64.90 15.41
Toshiba MQ01ABD075 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 49.00 15.31
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 65.99 15.15
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 51.85 14.46
Toshiba PH2100U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.98 14.29
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 69.99 14.29
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 53.00 14.15
Western Digital Green WD20NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 2000 143.89 13.90
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 75.00 13.33
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 77.00 12.99
Western Digital Red WD10JFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 1000 3 79.24 12.62
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.90 12.52
Western Digital Green WD15NPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 8 1500 120.74 12.42
Toshiba HDKBB097 SATA 5400 8 750 61.09 12.28
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 52.92 12.09
Western Digital AV-25 WD10JUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 3 83.99 11.91
Western Digital Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 63.24 11.86
Western Digital WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 84.99 11.77
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 63.99 11.72
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 85.95 11.63
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 43.99 11.37
Toshiba HDKBB97 SATA 5400 8 750 66.06 11.35
Western Digital Green WD15NPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1500 2 133.21 11.26
Samsung SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI SATA 3 Gb/s 8 1000 89.00 11.24
Western Digital Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 67.23 11.16
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.00 11.11
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500KPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 750 3 69.00 10.87
Samsung HN-M640MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 640 59.00 10.85
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 46.99 10.64
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 47.28 10.58
Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 48.00 10.42
Toshiba HDKGB05 SATA 5400 1000 96.59 10.35
Seagate ST1000LM014 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 1000 96.98 10.31
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 48.75 10.26
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 48.89 10.23
Hitachi 0J11561 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 49.94 10.01
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 (0J11285) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 50.25 9.95
Western Digital Blue WD10SPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 1000 2 101.06 9.90
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 52.99 9.44
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 53.00 9.43
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 79.90 9.39
Toshiba MKxx76GSX Series MK6476GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 1 69.00 9.28
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 54.99 9.09
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 55.00 9.09
Toshiba MK6459GSX SATA 5400 650 3 72.00 9.03
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 56.94 8.78
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 56.95 8.78
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 58.05 8.61
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 59.99 8.33
Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 32 500 3 59.99 8.33
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 60.50 8.26
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK6465GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 79.00 8.10
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 63.25 7.91
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 63.85 7.83
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
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 65.45 7.64
Toshiba MK7559GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 99.00 7.58
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 67.99 7.35
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 68.95 7.25
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 69.95 7.15
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 72.95 6.85
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 76.00 6.58
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 78.00 6.41
Seagate ST9750422AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 117.30 6.39
Hitachi 0Y30055 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 81.21 6.16
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 84.99 5.88
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 85.46 5.85
Toshiba MK6461GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 640 3 109.99 5.82
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 95.00 5.26
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 190.00 5.26
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 99.00 5.05
Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000641NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1000 199.93 5.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 8 1000 3 199.95 5.00
Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 750 155.00 4.84
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 149.95 4.27
Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 750 180.00 4.17
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 121.60 4.11
Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 3 129.95 3.85
Toshiba MK5059GSXP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 129.99 3.85
Toshiba MKxx59GSM Series MK7559GSM SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 199.00 3.77
Seagate Momentus XT STAN500100 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 139.99 3.57
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM641JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 179.95 3.56
Toshiba MKxx61GSYN Series MK5061GSYN SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 144.95 3.45
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 145.00 3.45
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000BLHX SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 32 600 5 174.35 3.44
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 152.99 3.27
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 169.95 2.94
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 199.95 2.50
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500621NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 211.60 2.36
IBM 42D0752 SATA 7200 500 300.00 1.67
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 44.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 59.99 0.00
Seagate SuperSpeed HDD STBD1000400 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 1TB + 8GB SSD 98.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB/SLC 8GB 79.99 0.00
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB+8GB 99.99 0.00
Toshiba PH2100U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 1TB + 8GB NAND Flash 107.51 0.00
Toshiba PH2050U-1SHD SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 32 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash 82.84 0.00
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WDBABC0010BNC-NRSN SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 8 0 2 127.26 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-11 $229.95 -20.05
2014-04-10 $250.00 +20.05
2014-03-18 $229.95 +98.92
2014-03-17 $199.95 +14.00
2014-02-08 $131.03 +71.04
2014-01-29 $59.99 -1.07
2014-01-26 $61.06 +3.07
2014-01-25 $57.99 -2.00
2014-01-25 $59.99 -1.07
2014-01-24 $61.06 -103.35

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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