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Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT) 500GB HDD Review (Page 7)

By Tyler Bernath from May 28, 2013 @ 0:10 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Western Digital

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The WD5000LPVT improves upon last generation, offering 17.9MB/s, over last gens 14.7MB/s in Windows Defender.


Game Load times have also improved with the LPVT showing nearly 12MB/s over just 9.5MB/s of last generation.


Windows Photo Gallery had the Scorpio Blue neck in neck with the latest offering from HGST.


Vista Startup showed a full 3MB/s improvement over the last generation BPVT.


The new Scorpio Blue, utilizing its single platter design enjoys a very welcoming 28.6MB/s in Movie Maker.


Once again, we find the LPVT fighting with the HGST 7K1000 in Media Player. The LPVT pushing out just 0.02 more at 6.57MB/s.


Loading applications we found the Scorpio Blue to be rather impressive. Again bumping the HGST 7K1000 to the side we landed at 3.85MB/s.

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