With the new Ultrabook standard set for release, I would not be surprised to see OEMs shipping out new products with a drive such as the WD5000LPVT. The improvement, with its single platter design, over the last gen product, puts this new Scorpio Blue at the top of our 2.5" drive charts and in the range for certification for Ultrabook by Intel.
The 7mm Z-Height allows for existing users of Ultrabook and even notebooks to have a full-fledged upgrade path that embodies low power consumption with admirable performance. In all honesty, I was astonished with the performance I found within the small form factor of this Scorpio Blue. This led to me running benchmarks five or so times over to confirm the performance metrics, and in the end, numbers were consistent and this is what you find published here.
In the coming months we will begin to ramp up our custom power testing, which will present another metric for us to compare drives. This too should allow for you, our readers, to decide and choose upgrade options with the most conclusive testing all performed here at one website, TweakTown.
The new generation of Scorpio Blue offers several storage capacities for the consumer. The model we tested today is the smallest in the range, which goes from 500GB to 1TB. Pricing for these drives are $59.99 for the 500GB drive to $89.99 for the 1TB drive.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Scorpio Blue "WD5000LPVT" 500GB HDD]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - BootRacer and Resume from S4 Hibernation]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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