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WD Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5″ WD10JPVT Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Closer Look
  4. Benchmarks
  5. Conclusion
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As usual, it comes in an anti-static bag with a silicon Gel pack. Nothing really new here.

WD10JPVT Scorpio Blue Advertised Specifications
Rotational Speed 5,400 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size   8 MB
Average Latency    5.50 ms (nominal)
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)    3 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Dimensions
English
Height    0.374 Inches
Depth    3.94 Inches
Width   2.75 Inches
Weight    0.27 Pounds
Metric
Height    9.5 mm
Depth    100.2 mm
Width    69.85 mm
Weight   0.11 kg

Environmental Specifications
Acoustics
Idle Mode    22 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 25 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating    32° F to 140° F
Non-operating    -40° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating    -0° C to 60° C
Non-operating   -40° C to 65° C
Humidity
Operating   8% to 95% Non-condensing
Non-operating    5-95% RH non-condensing
Altitude (English)
Operating    -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
Non-operating    -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet
Altitude (Metric)
Operating   -305M to 3,050M
Non-operating    -305M to 12,200M
Electrical Specifications

Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
Read/Write    1.4 Watts
Idle   0.59 Watts
Standby    0.18 Watts
Sleep    0.18 Watts

3 comments

  1. did you get a chance to review this one
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SpinPoint-5400rpm-2

    I am planning to upgrade my Mac, already adding 8 GB Ram, now looking at increasing the hard drive.

    If I am not a gamer ,but do some good sudio/video editing do you think a 5400 RPM drive would do? Any suggestions on 5400 vs 7200

  2. No :(. I know guys who handle Samsung but they don't get storage drives for evaluation. I've asked them once some time back. I think Corsair has notebook memory kits specifically for mac. You might want to check that out if you haven't made up your mind about it. As far as the drive goes, let me know your budget.

  3. cool, will check them out. My budget is around $150 ish.

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