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Western Digital 640GB 2.5" SATA Drive

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  • WD Scorpio Blue drives offer high-performance, low power consumption, and cool operation, perfect for notebooks
  • WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks
  • 640 GB capacity holds up to 128,000 digital photos, 160,000 MP3 files, and up to 77 hours of HD video
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  • Item Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002P3KO8I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

WD Scorpio Blue 5400 RPM 2.5-inch SATA hard drives from Western Digital deliver lightning-fast and ultra-quiet performance hand-in-hand with low power consumption. In addition, they are designed with ruggedness, reliability, and data-protection features that actively watch over valuable data. Available in capacities from 160 to 640 GB, these drives feature a 3 Gb/s SATA interface and 8 MB cache. WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are designed for portable digital devices of all kinds, including notebook computers, external storage, and digital media players.

From the Manufacturer

WD Scorpio Blue Hard Drives – Big capacity for portable computing.

WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch SATA hard drives deliver ultra-quiet operation and low power consumption, making them the ideal drive for everyday notebook computing. In addition, these hard drives are designed with ruggedness, reliability, and data-protection features that actively watch over your valuable data.

Why you should choose WD Scorpio Blue drives:

WD Scorpio Blue SATA drives are the perfect way to add storage for all your photos, videos and files on your notebook computer.

Low power consumption.
State-of-the-art seeking algorithms and advanced power management features ensure low power consumption and long battery life.
Low power consumption
Quiet.
In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology yields one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
Quiet
SATA 3 Gb/s interface.

The industry standard and most common interface.

SATA 3 Gb/s interface
Features at a glance

  • 640 GB of notebook storage
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • 2-year limited warranty
 
WD Scorpio Blue
Ideal for:
  • Notebook computing
  • Small form factor external enclosures
  • Netbooks
Features:

SATA 3 Gb/s - 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.

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.

NoTouch
WD Certified

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 and Mac operating systems.

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Internal Notebook Hard Drives
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
 


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I am very happy with the exchange.
peripatetictom
It is a ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201N-PU17-SL with the Dual core Atom N330 and now 640GB HDD.
Amazon Customer
I now love this drive and the extra capacity it provides.
A. Ellis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Glenn R. Howes TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 2, 2009
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Short version: I installed this in my aluminum unibody MacBook. It works fine. I have oodles of free space. It's pretty quiet. At the time, I think it was the largest capacity 9.5mm tall notebook drive available.

Long version:
I didn't really want to upgrade my MacBook. I had plenty of room on the 500GB hard drive I had purchased just 6 months before, also a Western Digital Scorpio Blue, but something was wrong, and I didn't know what. My applications were stalling out after disk intensive operations. I tried re-installing OS X, rebuilding the Spotlight database, fixing permissions, everything and it still happened. So in desperation, I decided to upgrade my hard drive a little early, going up to this 640GB, even though it was the same brand that might have been failing me. And for whatever reason, it's worked reliably ever since.

Remember to de-authorize your iTunes account on the original drive before removing it, and do a final Time Machine backup (assuming you make Time Machine backups) before shutting down.

Anyone who remembers the pain of exchanging the hard drive out of a PowerBook G4 or even a white Intel MacBook, can appreciate the ease involved in swapping hard drives from the unibody line of Apple portables. A latch, 5 screws and an SATA cable are all that stand in your way. You will need a small Phillips head screwdriver and a T6 torx screwdriver. It literally takes 3 minutes to swap the drives. Then you can either rebuild from a Time Machine backup or from the original drive, assuming you have an external hard drive case or a USB to SATA adaptor.

This drive had too large a capacity for an external case I bought in 2008 which was rated up to 500GB.
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QUICK EVALUATION

The Western Digital 640GB 2.5" SATA is a quiet, reliable, easy to install, drive.

The 2.5"/9.5mm SATAs easily and perfectly mount inside a PS3's or laptop's drive bay where they can replace the laptop's or the PS3's original 20-40-60-80-160GB drive or the new PS3 120GB SLIM's without voiding the warranty. Same should hold true for the upcoming PS3's 250GB model. The minor price difference between purchasing a 250GB Slim vs. upgrading an existing 120GB PS3 to 500GB or 640GB should make such an upgrade attractive to anyone who feels that 200-400GB of extra storage are needed.

At the time of this review, the 640GB does not offer the lowest cost per GB - that honor belongs to the 500GB model. I have little doubt that this is bound to change.

POSSIBLE USES

- Upgrade an existing laptop drive. I have upgraded mine from 60GB to a WD 500GB 2.5" SATA recently and I've been happy ever since.

- Upgrade a PS3. I have upgraded my PS3 from 60GB to a WD 320GB more than a year ago and I no longer worry about disk storage limitation. I helped a co-worker upgrade her brand-new 120GB Slim to THIS model about a week ago and it was quick, easy and uneventful - it helps starting with a brand-new PS3 to avoid backup/restore complications.

- Turn it into an external storage drive. It CAN be done by casing it inside an external enclosure and attach it to a computer and having it powered via an USB cable but why bother? Many vendors offer similar capacity external drives at better prices.

It should be noted that there is a bonus involved when upgrading a laptop or a PS3 to a larger HDD - the old drive.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By N. Weller on October 26, 2009
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So far, so good with this giant upgrade for what used to be a 40 gig PS3. The upgrade, hardware wise, went off without any hitches. Popping out the original drive is a matter of having a philips head screwdriver handy, and there are no additional cables needed so this OEM drive worked fine. I cannot speak to its reliability yet since it's only been a few days, but there have been no perceived issues with the drive other than having a lot more space to work with.

A word of caution for those using external USB drives to back up the PS3:
I used a standard external USB hard drive to run the Backup application on my PS3, which worked as expected, backing up my mostly filled 40 GB original drive. After I installed the new drive, I was prompted to install the new Playstation OS to continue, and I used the same backup drive to provide the new OS file - DO NOT DO THIS! While this worked, when I walked through the setup, it managed to format my backup in addition to the new drive. Thankfully, I was able to still pop the original drive back in and run the backup again, so all I lost was some time. I would recommend using a separate USB drive for reinstalling the Playstation OS, the file at this point is under 150 megs so it would easily fit on the cheap USB flash drives many of us own. Keeping it away from the backup files would be the best until your PS3 is back up and running on the current OS, then reconnect and run the Backup app to restore your files.
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i bought this drive to put in my macbook pro unibody late 2008 computer and for quite a while, was annoyed at how slow it operated. I could not find a solution right away. I tried repairing disk permissions, re installing the os, downloading macpilot and secrets, nothing would speed this thing up. Then i came across a post on the apple forums which explained---

Reliable and rugged - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks. WD's SecurePark(tm) parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance.

Using drives with a built in equivalent of the MacBooks Sudden Motion Sensor can cause problems. You may want to try to disable the Sudden Motion Sensor in your MacBook and see if that helps:

So, i disabled the sudden motion sensor in my macbook and instantly, the computer's speed improved dramatically and is now working normally and very fast. I now love this drive and the extra capacity it provides.
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