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WD 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive

B&H # WEWDBABD3200 Mfr # WDBABD3200ANC-NRSN
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Product Highlights
  • Internal Drive For Mobile Applications
  • SATA Interface With 16 MB Cache
  • Transfer Speeds Up To 3 Gb/s
  • ShockGuard Technology
  • SecurePark Reliability
  • WhisperDrive Technology
  • Low Power Consumption

The Western Digital 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive features ample storage, quiet operation, a 16 MB cache 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 Black benefits from ShockGuard technology that protects the drive mechanics from impacts. 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 Black is also tested rigorously to ensure compatibility with most systems.

SATA Interface
Ultra-fast 3 Gb/s SATA interface speed , 7200 RPM spin speed and 16 MB cache yield performance fit for demanding mobile applications
Great Storage
With a 320GB storage capacity for a 2.5" form factor drive, the WD Scorpio Black offers the highest capacity for space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video
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
Low Power Consumption
Innovative algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption
Capacity 320GB
Interface SATA (3 Gb/s)
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Cache 16 MB
Latency Average 4.2 ms
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Non-operating temperature: −40 to 158°F (−40 to 70°C)
Power Consumption Read / Write: 1.75 W
Power Consumption (idle) 0.8 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 3.68 oz (104.3g)
WD 320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Western Digital320GB WD Scorpio Black SATA 2.5" Hard Drive
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (12)
    • Fast (12)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Highly compatible (11)
    • Quiet (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (4)
      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (7), Heavy duty user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (4)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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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 Western Digital 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 Western Digital 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

            As expected

            By Hal

            from Indiana

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                5 Year warranty!

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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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 Western Digital 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 Western Digital 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 Western Digital 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!

                      • 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 Western Digital 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.

                          • Primary use:
                          • 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 Western Digital 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 Western Digital 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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                                  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 Western Digital 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.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • 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 Western Digital 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!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Quality for a good price

                                        By C.A. Kane

                                        from Charleston, SC

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Gaming

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

                                          This was the second of this particular model of internal hard drive i have bought for both of my laptop computers, and I have been very satisfied with it.

                                          The hard drive performs very well and is very quiet. So far, both have proven reliable.

                                          As of yet, I personally have had no issues with the drive.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Hard Drive,Better Laptop now..!

                                          By dblthunder

                                          from St. Croix, USVI

                                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Main hard drive
                                            • Upgrade from 5400 drive

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

                                            I bought this hardrive when my new laptop crashed after only owning it for 3 weeks. Instead of shipping the laptop all over the country, I bought this hard drive and reinstalled the OS. This drive is faster than the original one that was installed in the computer. My laptop now from the desktop to complete reboot in 1 minute with Win 7. Big improvement over original hard drive.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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