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/$)
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
Seagate Momentus LP STBD1000100 SATA 5400 1000 64.99 15.39
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
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 53.00 14.15
Hitachi 0J11563 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 750 3 59.90 12.52
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 Red WD7500BFCX SATA 6 Gb/s 16 750 3 63.24 11.86
Western Digital Blue WD7500LPCX SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 750 2 63.99 11.72
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 Black WD7500BPKX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 750 5 67.33 11.14
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 45.65 10.95
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
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 49.89 10.02
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
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 53.50 9.35
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
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 AV-25 WD5000BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 32 500 3 59.99 8.33
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
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 65.00 7.69
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 WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 65.31 7.66
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 5 65.45 7.64
Seagate ST500LM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 64 500 68.48 7.30
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500423AS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 68.95 7.25
Western Digital Product Line:AV-25 WD5000LUCT SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 16 500 70.99 7.04
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
Western Digital Laptop Mainstream WDBMYH5000ANC SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 79.80 6.27
Hitachi 0Y30055 SATA 3 Gb/s 5400 8 500 3 81.21 6.16
Lenovo ThinkPad 43N3423 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 83.67 5.98
Seagate Constellation ST9500530NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 85.46 5.85
Toshiba MKxx56GSY Series MK5056GSY SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 500 90.00 5.56
Toshiba MK5059GSX SATA 500 3 95.00 5.26
HP Midline 507750-B21 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 500 99.00 5.05
Seagate ST500LT032 SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 16 500 119.67 4.18
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
Seagate Momentus XT STAN500100 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 139.99 3.57
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 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
IBM 42D0752 SATA 7200 500 199.99 2.50
Seagate Constellation.2 ST9500621NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 209.01 2.39
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012 SATA 1.5 Gb/s 5400 16 0 45.00 0.00
Hitachi Travelstar HTS725025A9A364 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 16 0 59.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-17 $48.75 +2.00
2014-04-02 $143.11
2014-03-22 $46.75 +1.82
2014-03-18 $44.93 -1.77
2014-02-06 $46.70 -0.24
2014-01-16 $46.94 +2.99
2014-01-09 $43.95 -1.00
2014-01-09 $44.95 -2.45
2013-12-31 $47.40 -0.60
2013-12-30 $48.00 +0.10

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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