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Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT) 500GB HDD Review - Scorpio Blue "WD5000LPVT" 500GB HDD

Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT) 500GB HDD Review

Western Digital ushers in the new generation of low power computing with Scorpio Blue hard drive. Today we have the 500GB capacity in for review. (NASDAQ:WDC)

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: May 28, 2013 5:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Western Digital

Scorpio Blue "WD5000LPVT" 500GB HDD

 

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Our Scorpio Blue was delivered to us in the bare drive form. The new Scorpio Blue shares the same aesthetic design we have come to recognize, the 500GB capacity listed across the top left. In the center of the drive, Western Digital recognizes the Advanced Format offering instructions to align the drive within OS's that do not natively support.

 

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The back of the drive houses a green PCB with the SATA and power connections at the bottom.

 

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The drives power and data connections have been placed in the standard configuration, insuring wide compatibility.

 

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Firing up our calibrated scale, we measured the Scorpio Blues weight at 92.3 grams.

 

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At the drives thickest point we measured it at 6.6mm with our Starrett 799.

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