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WD 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive

B&H # WESD2.5500 Mfr # WDBABC5000ANC-NRSN
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Product Highlights
  • Internal Drive For Mobile Applications
  • SATA Interface
  • 5400rpm
  • Transfer Speeds Up To 3 Gb/s
  • ShockGuard Technology
  • SecurePark Reliability
  • WhisperDrive Technology
  • Low Power Consumption

The WD 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive features ample storage, quiet operation and low power consumption. With a 500GB storage capacity, SATA interface and transfer speeds up to 3 Gb/s, it's ideal for demanding mobile applications that require high performance.

The Scorpio Blue benefits from ShockGuard technology that protects the drive mechanics from shocks. It also uses SecurePark, which prevents the recording heads from resting on the disk during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This results in a more reliable drive due to the limited head wear. The Scorpio Blue is also tested rigorously to ensure compatibility with most systems.

SATA Interface
Ultra-fast 3 Gb/s SATA interface speed yields performance fit for demanding mobile applications
Great Storage
With a 500GB storage capacity for a 2.5" form factor drive, the WD Scorpio Blue offers the highest capacity for space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video
Low Power Consumption
Innovative algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption
Intelligent Protection
WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks. WD's SecurePark 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
WhisperDrive
WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology yields ultra-quiet acoustics during operation and keeps the drive cool, both of which make for more enjoyable mobile computing
Capacity 500GB
Interface / Transfer Rate (Max) SATA (3 Gb/s)
Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Cache 8 MB
Latency Average 5.5 ms
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Non-operating temperature: −40 to 149°F (−40 to 65°C)
Power Consumption Read / Write: 1.6 W
Power Consumption (idle) 0.65 W
Acoustic Noise Average: 25 dBA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.75 x 0.37 x 3.94" (7.0 x 0.95 x 10.02 cm)
Weight 3.5 oz (99.8 g)
WD 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (20)
    • Quiet (16)
    • Highly compatible (14)
    • Fast (12)
    • Reliable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (7)
      • Gaming (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (13), Heavy duty user (9)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (16), Business (6)

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      5.0

      Worked perfectly to upgrade my PS3 HDD

      By Ravi

      from NJ

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

          I am no techie. I am just your average person who wants to follow a YouTube tutorial with no surprises like finding out I have the wrong size part or there are compatibility issues. That is exactly what I got when I attempted to upgrade my PS3 hard drive with this Scorpio Blue hard drive. I got the old hard drive out and popped this baby in and that's it! My PS3 automatically reformatted the drive and I now have 500 gb!

          If you want a hassle-free, easy installation of a new PS3 HDD, buy this one!

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By MAC

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

              I installed this to replace a failed laptop hard drive. It installed easily, and performs as expected.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Nice Drive for the Money

              By CGriswold

              from Genesee County, MI.

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                  I bought this drive to replace an ailing 320gb drive in my laptop. I installed it in an external SATA hard drive enclosure, cloned the old drive and installed in the laptop. It works like new and the whole thing took less than 2 hours, including the cloning process with excellent software available for free from Western Digital's website.

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Worked gr8

                  By Maxxxxxxxxxxx

                  from Philly pa

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Multimedia

                    Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                    Happy with this drive

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great hard drive for PS3

                    By luisthebeast

                    from Upland, CA

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming

                      Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                      I bought this hard drive to upgrade the hard drive on my 60 Gb fat PS3. Installing it was easy. The hard drive is also super quiet, I can notice the change.

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                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Excellent low cost HD replacement

                      By Ryan in NYC

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                          While not the fastest or biggest hard drive the Scorpio Blue is an economical laptop hard drive. Setup onto a Windows 7 system was a piece of cake.

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By joshjo20

                          from Port Saint Lucie, FL

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gaming
                            • High-End Multimedia

                            Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                            I used the product to replace my internal laptop hdd that went bad. Installation, setup and transferring files was a breeze. Have no faults to complain about as of yet. Still working pretty great. I am happy with my purchase. Thanks again B&H!

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                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            I would buy again if ...

                            By Anonymous

                            from Murrieta, CA

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Lousy Shipping Of Product

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                              Hard Drive appears to be working fine so far. Was disappointed at the way it was shipped. It was shipped in a flimsy bubble envelop. Hopefully hard drive will not crash due to poor shipping. Only time will tell. Other than lousy shipping, product was easy to install. Would purchase again if I was guaranteed that a fragile product would be secured & protected during shipping.

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                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again as long..

                              By Rendog

                              from Murrieta, Ca

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                  Product was easy to install. So far, so good. Gave it 4 stars because of how it was shipped. Hard-drive was sent in a not so secure bubble envelope. Otherwise product seem to be working fine hopefully it won't crash due to bad shipping. Only time will tell. Would buy again if I knew for sure product would be shipped secure & protected.

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                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  great for my PlayStation needs

                                  By bigpo29

                                  from Manhattan new York

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Highly Compatible

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gaming

                                    Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                    I brought this product to use for my PlayStation 3 I also brought a 250 gigabytes from the same store which works great but now i needed to add memory so I went back to the same place I bought the first hard drive because I knew it would be reliable

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    it works and quadrupled my drive space

                                    By ag

                                    from nyc

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                        simple to remplace in a black macbook. using a time machine backup, I formatted the drive and was up and running in and hour with all data intact.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        it is a bvery good product

                                        By animal bob

                                        from Palm Coast fl

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Fast
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • High-End Multimedia

                                          Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                          was easy to install and work very good in mt paptop

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                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          great For fat ps3's

                                          By Prince

                                          from Bronx,NY

                                          About Me Frequent User

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Fast
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Quiet
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gaming
                                            • High-End Multimedia

                                            Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                            Bought it on the 23 got it on the 25, Installing was easy 1-2 mins out with the old 80gb in with the new 500 gb turn ps3 on and it format the hard drive and that was it. all i had to do next was restore my date. the big changes i notice about my ps3 now with the new hard drive is that its not loud anymore its quiet and theres not alot of hot air coming out and air is coming out in ever vent which is a first. also the system performance has improved alot ingame menu loads faster download speed improved aswell and for gameplay not to sure if anything improved.i know for some users it might be harder to install so here's the 2 link to guide you through the process from the ps3 site. Note that link 2 is for Re installing the system software if it say you have to. this link is also on the frist link its the 13th step.1.http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=3622.http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=1189

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Drive, No Worries

                                            By Pancho G

                                            from Baghdad Iraq

                                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Fast
                                            • Quiet
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • High-End Multimedia

                                              Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                              Installed this drive in my MacBook Pro 13". Drive is nicely constructed, easy to install. Operates great, low noise, just hums along...would buy again. Cheers!

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                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              So far, so good

                                              By N the laptop-addict

                                              from Quebec, CA

                                              About Me Frequent User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                  Installed this into my MacBook Pro (Mid-2009) to replace my 320GB hard drive.

                                                  It does as advertised, its just fine. It may be louder, but I can't be sure.

                                                  It's only been in use for about three weeks now, but so far I've had no issues.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Hard Drive for the price

                                                  By MikebPhoto

                                                  from Wisconsin

                                                  About Me Frequent User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Highly Compatible
                                                  • Quiet
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • High-End Multimedia

                                                    Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                    Had to replace a hard drive on a laptop, and B&H comes through again, bigger drive and a great price!

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                                                    • Business

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Simply : perfect. what else do you need?

                                                    By Nicola2576

                                                    from italy

                                                    About Me Frequent User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Install
                                                    • Fast
                                                    • Highly Compatible

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                        Installing the hard disk is really easy. It's quick, and... With 500 gb i Will install windows7 without Any problem [...]

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Quiet, High-Capacity Drive!

                                                        By Prodigynumber1

                                                        from Orlando, FL

                                                        About Me Frequent User

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Install
                                                        • Quiet
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • General purpose

                                                          Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                          I replaced my stock harddrive in my MacBook Pro with this one and it doubled my capacity without slowing down the performance!

                                                          Nice and quiet too!

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Nice Drive

                                                          By Glo Waves

                                                          from Virginia

                                                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Quiet

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Difficult To Install

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                            Replaced the stock Toshiba drive in my Macbook Pro. The WD is quiet, not noticeably hotter, and seems relatively fast.
                                                            The only problem is I had a hard time getting the MBP to startup after first installing it; I had to go back to square one and repeat the whole process of "restoring" from Time Machine, only this time first repairing permissions (which I now recommend). Works like a charm now.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Fantastic Upgrade

                                                            By Canon Fan Man

                                                            from Queens, NY

                                                            About Me Frequent User

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Install
                                                            • Fast
                                                            • Highly Compatible
                                                            • Quiet
                                                            • Reliable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • High-End Multimedia

                                                              Comments about 500GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                              Using this Wester Digital drive I was able to replace the 160GB drive on my old MacBook in minutes. After reinstalling the OS and bumping up the memory I've turned a toy into a tool. Faster, cooler, quieter, better. Stop reading and start buying.

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