Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5'' HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2011-01-31

The 500GB Scorpio Black 2.5'' HDD from Western Digital maintains the performance lead ahead of many similar drives on the market with the same capacity. Being available on the market for about 55 Euros, it goes head to head with the Hitachi 7K500-500 model, outperforming it in some cases.

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At first I would like to thank Western Digital for offering me a sample of their Scorpio Black 2.5'' 500GB HDD for review.


About Western Digital:

"Western Digital is one of the world’s largest makers of data storage products – a data storage pioneer providing cost-effective storage solutions for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information.

WD is a global leader in the development and manufacture of hard drives and solid state drives for internal, external, portable and shared storage applications. WD hard drives are used in desktop and notebook computers, mobile devices, corporate networks and home entertainment equipment. WD solid-state drives are used in embedded applications such as network communications, industrial, medical, military and aerospace markets.

WD was founded in 1970 and began designing and manufacturing hard drives in 1988. Its storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, select resellers and retailers under the Western Digital and WD brand names. From its headquarters in Irvine, California, the company employs about 63,000 people worldwide at manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia and Thailand; design facilities in Southern and Northern California, Colorado and Thailand; and sales offices around the world.




WD serves desktop computer users with a wide range of 3.5-inch WD Caviar hard drives in both EIDE and Serial ATA interfaces for PC and Macintosh® computers. All feature cool, quiet, power-conserving operation.

A large family of 2.5-inch WD Scorpio hard drives is offered for notebook computing, also featuring high performance and low power consumption.

WD's enterprise storage offerings, including WD S25, WD RE and WD VelociRaptor lines, deliver the high performance, reliability and capacity required for servers, network attached storage devices, storage area networks, workstations, RAID servers, medical imaging, gaming and video/broadcast applications.

The company’s family of WD AV drives provides quiet, high-capacity, power-efficient video-streaming for users of digital video recorders and other home entertainment products.

WD external hard drives and storage appliances employ all the popular interfaces for network storage and direct attachment to computers. They are ideal for data backup, extra storage and offer plug-and-play convenience as well as the ultimate in pocket-sized portability of massive amounts of digital data.

WD’s family of SiliconDrive solid-state storage products, now in its third generation, offers a wide variety of capacities and interface options for superior performance and low total cost of operation. Uses range from the most sophisticated and demanding medical, military and aerospace installations to read-only applications in gaming.

WD enables content stored on hard drives to be more easily enjoyed with its entertainment products, including its DVR expanders and WD TV media players."


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