Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT (500 GB)

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Item 8409: Western Digital Blue 500 GB WD5000LPVT
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyScorpio Blue
PartWD5000LPVT
Size500 GB
Cache8 MB
RPM5400
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty2 year
WD5000LPVT Reviews1

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
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 53.00 18.87
Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 53.25 18.78
Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 55.62 17.98
Western Digital Blue WD7500BPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 750 2 42.99 17.45
Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 0J22413 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 58.00 17.24
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 43.98 17.05
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 1000 2 59.00 16.95
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 44.94 16.69
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 42.99 14.89
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 52.99 14.15
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 36.00 13.89
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 640 3 47.50 13.47
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 39.00 12.82
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 40.00 12.50
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 41.00 12.20
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 41.80 11.96
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 43.00 11.63
Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 0J12281 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 43.24 11.56
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 43.25 11.56
Western Digital WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 44.99 11.11
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 47.99 10.42
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 48.99 10.21
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 48.99 10.21
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 49.99 10.00
Western Digital Black WD5000BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 51.99 9.62
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 52.50 9.52
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 53.49 9.35
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 55.49 9.01
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 57.99 8.62
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 58.00 8.62
Hitachi Travelstar 0S02858 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 58.99 8.48
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASG SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 59.50 8.40
Toshiba PH2050U-1I54 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 60.16 8.31
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 61.84 8.09
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 65.00 7.69
Toshiba MKxx65GSX Series MK5065GSX SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 74.00 6.76
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 3 78.00 6.41
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 78.99 6.33
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 79.99 6.25
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 82.00 6.10
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 85.00 5.88
Hitachi Travelstar H2IK500854SP SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 500 88.00 5.68
Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 109.99 4.55
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500620NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 110.10 4.54
Western Digital Product Line:VelociRaptor WD5000BHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 156.88 3.19
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 165.14 3.03
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500621NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 192.54 2.60
IBM 42D0752 SATA 7200 500 375.00 1.33
Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 572.54 0.87
Western Digital AV WD3200BVVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 0 3 54.00 0.00
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 37.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS727550A9E364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 43.26 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

2015-02-19 $40.00 +3.50
2015-02-09 $36.50 -0.45
2015-02-05 $36.95 -0.45
2015-01-26 $37.40 -0.20
2015-01-24 $37.60 -0.15
2015-01-24 $37.75 +2.77
2015-01-23 $34.98 -0.02
2015-01-23 $35.00 -0.24
2015-01-20 $35.24 -0.76
2015-01-19 $36.00 -0.24

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
Capacity500 GB
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168
Performance
Rotational Speed5,400 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size8 MB
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Power
Read/Write1.4 Watts
Idle0.55 Watts
Standby0.13 Watts
Sleep0.13 Watts
Acoustics
Idle Mode17 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 022 dBA (average)
Physical
Height6.8 mm
Depth100.2 mm
Width69.85 mm
Weight0.09 kg

External links

Western Digital WD5000LPVT Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - WD VelociRaptor 1TB and Scorpio Blue 500GB - June 10, 2012

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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