|Screen Size||2.5 inches|
|Hard Drive||320 GB|
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WD Black 320 GB Mobile Hard Drive, 2.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA II, 16 MB Cache (WD3200BEKT) (Old Model)
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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
- 320 GB capacity holds up to 64,000 digital photos, 80,000 MP3 files, and up to 38 hours of HD video
- 5 year limited warranty
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|Hard Disk Size||320 GB||750 GB||320 GB||320 GB|
|Speed||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||5400 RPM|
|Form Factor||2.5-Inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch|
|Hardware Interface||sata 3 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||Information not provided|
|Cache Memory Installed||16||16||16||8|
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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.
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.
WD Scorpio Black hard drives come standard with an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty.
This 7200 RPM speedster is at the top of its class when it comes to performance and reliability.
- Power computing applications such as intensive photo or video editing
- Notebook gaming
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.
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.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
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Top Customer Reviews
"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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For this hdd upgrade I went to the Scorpio for speed. I have used WDC drives in the past. I am not disappointed. Quiet and fast in the home pc. I found the price enticing too.Published 2 days ago by F Kukura
Only lasted about 2.5 years. Started running slowly and then conked out. Hoped to get more time out if it.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought to replace the drive in a Macbook Pro but it seems there is another problem as it will not recognize the drive.Published 26 days ago by Owen W.