The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB (WD10JPVT) is the faster of the two new 1TB 2.5" form factor drives from WD, but it still isn't going to win any performance awards. When compared to older Scorpio Blue drives, the 1TB model is faster than previous models and comparable to other 5,400 drives on the market, but the strong point is clearing its large capacity size.
I can think of a few scenarios where users would be ecstatic to use this drive in their notebook. Many new notebooks are including mSATA slots for small solid state drives and a full size 2.5", 9.5mm slot for much larger data storage drives like the Scorpio Blue. Since many of these mSATA SSDs only go to 128GB of capacity, the natural thing to do is double down on the storage drive. The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB is the perfect drive to handle this role.
Users looking for a massive amount of capacity and are able to overlook the higher access times and slower speed (compared to 7,200 RPM or SSDs) will find a good product in the Scorpio Blue. There are very few 1TB drives on the market in this form factor; more are planned, but many of those plans are on hold at this time.
If you're looking for a Scorpio Blue 1TB, the time to act is now. With extensive flooding in Thailand where many HDDs and their components are manufactured, this has turned the market upside down. Because of this we aren't going to spend a lot of time talking about pricing, because by the time you read this, just a few days after it's been written the prices will have changed.
At the time of writing we were able to find the WD10JPVT for around 88 Dollars, but the Newegg price was already over 200. As you can see from the large image above, this drive says "Product of Thailand" right on the label. Good luck finding one in the near future.
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