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WD 500GB Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT 2.5" 7mm Storage Drive

WD Blue 500GB WD5000LPVT 2.5″ 7mm HDD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specification and Closer Look
  3. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  4. AS SSD Benchmark
  5. ATTO Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Access Benchmark
  7. Anvil Benchmark
  8. Boot Load Test
  9. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  10. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  11. Futuremark Benchmarks
  12. Conclusion
  13. View All

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The only keyboard here the decrease of the thickness of the notebook drive from the common 9.5mm to 7mm. If its 7mm, it means its a drive one could consider for ultrabooks and certain units where you want to use slimmer drives for whatever reasons you have.

That being said, it’s a 500GB drive with a single platter.  It comes with 8MB Buffer Cache.

The drive is limited to 5400RPM, as one would expect for a “Blue” branded drive.

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I wasn’t able to open the PCB because of one of the Torx screws didn’t have any “edges” for some reason, but it uses the same old trusty Marvell 88i93460TFJ2 and Samsung K4T28163QP-BCE7 buffer chip.

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These drives come with a usable space of 465.8GB.

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