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 MQ01ABF050 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 42.99 11.63
Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 44.99 11.11
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380 (0J11285) SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 48.99 10.21
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.89 10.02
Seagate ST500LM021 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 59.99 8.33
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 59.99 8.33
Samsung HN-M101MBB SATA 3 Gb/s 8 500 61.31 8.16
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 2 0.00

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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