Many enthusiasts are turning to notebooks for their portability and high performance. As prices drop on high performance models like my Lenovo T61p, more power users will look for a base model that can be easily upgraded with aftermarket parts. One of the easiest and most noticeable performance modifications to a notebook is installing a high performance hard drive.
The Western Digital Scorpio Black is one of the highest performing platter based notebook hard disks on the market today. It is difficult to believe that such a high performer comes with such a low cost. Western Digital has kept a firm grip on the high performance desktop sector with their Raptor Series and now they are making a similar play with notebooks.
The 110 Dollar price tag still has my head spinning for the 320GB Scorpio Black and I have made several trips back to Newegg to verify this is not a pricing error. How often can you get class leading performance for such a low cost?
Aside from the low cost and high speed, I find myself almost taking the extra space for granted. After 30 days of use I still have close to 90GB of space left. Normally I have dumped a couple of hundred gigabytes of data back to my home NAS server, but with 320GB of space you will not have to do that very often.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging and The Scorpio Black]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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