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WD Scorpio Black 500 GB SATA 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 2.5" Mobile Hard Drive (WD5000BPKT)

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  • WD Scorpio Black7200 RPM SATA 2.5-inch hard drives from Western Digital deliver desktop-class performance and power efficiency for longer battery life. Capacities up to 750 GB
  • 7200 RPM and 16MB cache deliver desktop performance for your laptop
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration
  • 500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video
  • 5 year limited warranty
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Western Digital
  • Model: WD5000BPKT
  • Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
  • Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 3.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004LR1RPK
  • Item model number: WD5000BPKT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,755 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 3, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

WD Scorpio Black Hard Drives – High performance for notebook computing.

WD Scorpio Black 7200 RPM SATA 2.5-inch hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and 16 MB cache to deliver maximum performance for notebook computing. Best of all, these drives are backed by a industry leading 5-year limited warranty.

Why you should choose WD Scorpio Black drives:

WD Scorpio Black delivers industry-leading performance that's perfect for notebook gaming and intensive photo and video editing.

High performance.
These high performance hard drives with 7200 RPM spin speed, 16 MB cache, and SATA 3 Gb/s interface are sure to satisfy even the most demanding notebook users.
High performance
Top-of-the-line reliability.
WD Scorpio Black hard drives come standard with an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty.
Reliability
Award winning.
This 7200 RPM speedster is at the top of its class when it comes to performance and reliability.
Award winning
Features at a glance

  • Industry-leading performance
  • 500 GB of notebook storage
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • 5-year limited warranty
WD Scorpio Black
Ideal for:
  • Power computing applications such as intensive photo or video editing
  • Notebook gaming
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
Features:

SATA 3 Gb/s interface - The industry standard and most common interface.

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.

Advanced Format (AF) - being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to continue growing hard drive capacities.

New drives featuring AF are optimized for operation with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard. For older operating systems such as Windows XP, users must run the free WD Align software utility available for download at wdc.com to achieve the full performance of the drive.

NoTouch
AFT
WD Certified

Rugged - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.

Tested for compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, 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. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.

The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.

WD-certified packaging - All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in a non-descript, easy-open package.

Compatibility
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.

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Comparison Chart
WD Scorpio Blue WD Scorpio Black
Big capacity for portable computing.
High performance for notebook computing.
 
Ideal for
Notebook computers, netbooks and external enclosures.
Notebook computers.
 
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
160 GB – 750 GB
 
Interface
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 1.5 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
 
Form factor
2.5-inch
2.5-inch
 
Cache
8 MB
16 MB
 
Limited warranty
2-year
5-year
 
Highest capacity
 
 
Highest performance
 
 
Photo/video editing
 

Product Description

WD Black 7200 RPM SATA 2.5-inch hard drives from Western Digital combine a lightning-fast 7200 RPM spin speed with a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache to deliver desktop-class performance. With 5400 RPM-equivalent power consumption there is no compromise in battery life. In addition, WD Scorpio Black hard drives are designed with ruggedness, reliability, and data-protection features that actively watch over valuable data. Available in capacities up to 750 GB, these hard drives are perfect for laptop users who require maximum capacity and lightning-fast performance.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It was easy to install and works great.
Nia Catwell
They have gotten so cheap, you may as well buy the highest-capacity, fastest drive you can that will fit in your laptop, so you can sort of "future proof" your laptop.
Randy Forgaard
The drive is quiet - no noticeable noise, and seems like the cooling fan doesn't run as much.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

281 of 286 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE E. NEWMAN on October 4, 2008
Size Name: 320 GB
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"Free-fall sensor - As an added layer of protection, if the drive (or the system it's in) is dropped while in use, WD's free-fall sensor detects that the drive is falling and, in less than 200 milliseconds, parks the head to help prevent damage and data loss."

Model: WD3200BJKT HAS this sensor and is a little more expensive. Worth it , In my opinion.

Model: WD3200BEKT does NOT have this sensor. Retailers are not very clear about this.
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174 of 179 people found the following review helpful By Randy Forgaard on July 10, 2011
Size Name: 750 GB Verified Purchase
I have purchased three of these hard drives, and love them. As of this writing, this is the largest, fastest, standard height (9.5mm) internal laptop hard drive on the market. It is also quite inexpensive, and fairly quiet. Like all SATA internal hard drives, this is fairly easy to install and use.

Some technical background:

Almost all internal hard drives are either 2.5" (for laptop computers) or 3.5" (for desktop computers). Almost all laptop computers sold today and in the last couple of years use SATA hard drives, like this one. The three main features to look for in a laptop hard drive are: capacity, speed, and height.

All SATA laptops can accept standard height internal SATA hard drives, which are 9.5mm tall, like this one. Some laptops can also use hard drives that are 12.5mm tall. The 12.5mm tall laptop hard drives contain an extra platter inside, so they can have higher capacity than standard height 9.5mm hard drives. Many Mac laptops can use both the 9.5mm tall and the 12.5mm tall internal hard drives, so you have a choice. The Dell laptops that I am familiar with can only accept the standard height 9.5mm internal hard drives. This particular Scorpio Black hard drive is the standard 9.5mm tall, so it can be used in any laptop computer that uses SATA hard drives, which is almost every laptop computer sold today.

Hard drive speed is another consideration. Most hard drives rotate at either 7200 rpm (rotations per minute) or around 5200-5400 rpm. For performance, 7200 rpm is significantly faster. Applications like Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing specify that you should use a 7200 rpm drive (if possible) for best performance.
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142 of 146 people found the following review helpful By C. Rogers on June 27, 2009
Size Name: 320 GB
I installed this in my C2D 2.16Ghz MacBook Pro yesterday and couldn't be happier. The size has freed me from continual file cleaning and the speed increase is noticeable. There is a slight bit more noise from the drive, but is sounds like a white noise generator, a gentle hiss/hum, nothing to worry about and I am picky. There is no clacking or anything truly noticeable, definitely no heat issues.

As far as some of the comments people have posted regarding noise I would recommend anyone who has noise problems after the install check the rubber grommet mounts. If you don't get them back in place properly the mounts can't do their job and the noise will resonate thru the sounding box that is the MacBook Pro. As far as heat issues I would guess the user didn't check the cooling fans. I pulled my fans while I had it open and found each heatsink 1/3 covered in a cake of dust. I cleaned them and now the whole thing runs cooler.

NOTE: Do not get the WD3200BJKT for a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Apple includes a sudden motion sensor in the laptop and if you get the WD3200BJKT the sudden motion sensor in the drive will conflict with the unit in the laptop and neither will work.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By YUNG BENJAMIN on May 13, 2012
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I was on edge about buying this hard drive because all the negative reviews regarding noise, and vibration. Not to mention I own a mid-2009 White Macbook and noticed some people had trouble with the Sudden Motion Sensor. I was stuck between this hard drive and the Hitachi Travelstar. I ended up going with this because I have a WD my passport which works pretty swell after running steam games off it. AND I noticed many of the Hitachi drives were dying at an alarming rate in ONLY the macbook reviewer's reviews (everyone was reporting similar problems in an alarmingly similar time frame-- go check it out for yourself!)

FOR MACBOOK USERS:
So it was pretty to swap this hard drive in, and I restored from a Time Machine Full System Back up, and LION Recovery Assistant USB (which I made myself following Apple's instructions on their site! This is highly recommend for all Lion users who are switching to a new hard drive using LION/Time Machine seeing as how your Lion Recovery Partition will ONLY be on your old hard drive--- even after restoring from back up you lose the partition! LOL I checked and the only way to restore it is to reinstall lion which at this point I feel would be too much of a hassle and the recovery thumb drive works just fine.)

NOW BACK TO DRIVE REVIEW:
It took about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get back up and running. (I only transferred over 80 gb from a 160 gb stock Fujitsu 5400rpm hard drive. So let's address some concerns I had before purchasing (it took days of me going OCD on forums trying to figure out everything users had to say about this drive and it's performance.)

- NOISE: Since this is a 7200rpm drive, many users noted that theirs makes loud whirring noises and chirps.
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