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WD 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive

B&H # WESD2.5320 Mfr # WDBABC3200ANC-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 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive features ample storage, quiet operation and low power consumption. With a 320GB 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 320GB 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 320GB
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: 2.5 W
Power Consumption (idle) 0.85 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 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive
     
    4.9

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (20)
    • Quiet (19)
    • Highly compatible (18)
    • Reliable (18)
    • Fast (17)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (7)
      • Gaming (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (14), Heavy duty user (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (18), Business (5)

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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      4.0

      Great little Drive

      By gman

      from New Jersey

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

          Drive arrived in no time, and seems to work as advertised. I replaced a 120G drive on my Dell Inspiron, and was able to ghost over to this one no issues. Seems to be working well.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Excellent buy!

          By mtalou

          from Queens New York

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

              The 320GB WD Scorpio drive arrived in time, the price was excellent and has been working without a glitch for the first week.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              All I ever use for smaller storage.

              By rg

              from SoCal

              About Me Frequent User

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                Almost impossbile to beat this drive. I use them in cusotmer's laptops and desktops. Work great. 5 year warranty with
                the retail version. B&H always handles my orders with great service and a decent price on these drives.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                I would buy again

                By Hamm

                from Bartlett, Tn

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily use

                  Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                  The hard drive arrival quickly and it was exactly what I ordered.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  great product great price....love B&H

                  By jdm

                  from erie pa

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                      easy to install. Fats shipping. Great quality

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      As expected

                      By Hal

                      from Indiana

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                          5 Year warranty!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          good item

                          By Wilz

                          from Trinidad and Tobago

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Replacement

                            Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                            product was just as described

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            no problems so far

                            By essessell

                            from NorCal

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High-End Multimedia

                              Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                              Using this in a mini computer. It makes some noise but it doesn't bother me.

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                              5.0

                              haven't had very long

                              By essessell

                              from NorCal

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Operating System

                                Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                using it for cheap barebones i bought on sale.. it's quiet.. haven't had any problems.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great product and wonderful service!

                                By Christina

                                from Boston, ma

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Multimedia

                                  Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                  I recently got a virus on my computer and was unable to get rid of it. Instead of buying a new computer I purchased this new hard drive which was an upgrade from my previous one. I had it installed and had an OS uploaded. It works perfect! Very fast hard drive. I am very pleased with this product and my service. I got a confirmation email when I placed the order then again when the order shipped. It took less than week to get the hard drive! I highly recommend this product to anyone!

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Good value/good quality

                                  By Jabat

                                  from Orlando, FL.

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None worked out of the b

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Store pictures

                                  Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                  I am using this now for a laptop,but will put the orignal drive back in, since it does work now.
                                  I'll us this drive as an external drive to store photos.
                                  Been a fan of Western Digital for a long time..

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product 100 x 100%%

                                  By Kruquer

                                  from Oviedo, 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 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                    Really smoth and quiet .

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Disk Drive

                                    By Neal

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                        Easy to install and works great.
                                        After installation of the disk drive and installation of MS Windows 7, I could no longer run Windows Update. Microsoft assisted me with identifying a solution: download Intel drivers as well as a patch from Microsoft. Thereafter the system is working without any issues.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Hard Drive

                                        By Nick

                                        from Maryland

                                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                            I used this hard drive as a replacement for the stock hard drive that failed in my Toshiba laptop. I never used the 500G of storage in the failed one, so I opted for this 320G with the larger cache and 7200rpm vs the old 5400. Install was wildly easy, literally just plug in. It accepted the Toshiba software for 64bit Windows 7 premium, and works great! Quiet, low temperatures and energy consumption, fast and so far very reliable. 5 year limited warranty as well. Superb choice.

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                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            Perfect

                                            By Pierrawiet

                                            from Washingon, KS

                                            About Me Frequent User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Fast

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                Perfect for my Macbook Pro - stopped freezing and 7200 rpm improved my performance.[...]

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                Fast Little HD

                                                By Huesitos

                                                from Santa Rosa, CA

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                    I use this HDD for a small DJ Business that I own, the performance its good loads the songs fast on Virtual Dj.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Good value

                                                    By Larry

                                                    from Hudson Valley New York

                                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Install
                                                    • Fast
                                                    • Quiet

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                        The product is used to replace a crashed drive on a laptop
                                                        The product fit properly
                                                        No downsides as yet

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business

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                                                        5.0

                                                        A good buy

                                                        By A satisfied customer

                                                        from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                                                        About Me Frequent User

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                            [...].It was easy to install in my IBM ThinkPad T60.It has been working fine so far.

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                                                            • Personal

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Blazing Fast & Crystal Quiet!

                                                            By Ernest [...]

                                                            from Mountain View, California

                                                            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 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                              Replaced my 4,800 RPM drive with this monster! and man does it fly while being 100% quieter then the one it replaced and cooler. Very impressed. Not to mention my computer runs so much faster and apps don't pause when hard disk needs to be read. Great performance boost for few bucks!

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                                                              • Personal

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                                                              5.0

                                                              It saved me a pile of money

                                                              By Seaybass

                                                              from Virginia

                                                              About Me Frequent User

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

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

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Runs Hot

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Gaming
                                                              • High-End Multimedia

                                                              Comments about 320GB WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive:

                                                              My laptop recently crashed. Luckily I had most all of my data backed on external drives. I didn't want to pay a computer shop lots of money to fix my computer. I started reading about possible problems with laptops and the most probable cause of crashes are due to the hard drive going bad. I went to B&H website searched for a matching drive, ordered it and I was back up and running within an hour of recieving it. Installation was easy as putting a pizza in the oven.

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                                                              • Personal

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