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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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To be honest, I was done evaluating this drive few months ago and I was about to put this review up when the Thailand floods came in. The review was put on hold since then (and besides, even if I did put up the review, it wouldn’t be fair to compare it based on price especially on a product that is not yet officially announced in India).

I knew that WD factories have slowly started, but I was taken by surprise when WD India got back to be with an official quote- and an official press release. That’s very impressive. Do note that there are a lot of demand of 2.5mm drives: for retail, OEM and maybe to be used as a portable drive (does Western Digital have contracts with non WD portable storage vendors? Only way to find out is crack open non-WD/non-Seagate drives- or via Crystal Disk info provided the information is not changed). Nevertheless- its a sign that shows Western Digital have resumed making storage cakes! (Lot cooler than calling storage drives).

Coming to the drive. Nothing much to say. For a 1TB 9.5mm thick drive with 2.5″ form factor? That’s brilliant. Most likely this will end up in Desktop Replacements or even Gaming notebooks which have secondary drive- and SSD for the primary. Its good enough to be a primary drive, atleast compared to Slower Green Edition drive counterparts.

For those who want to upgrade to a larger storage space but can’t because their notebook cannot accommodate 12.5mm thick 2.5″ drives? Worry no more!! WD has your back. I will recommend to shortlist this drive if you want a large internal storage drive for your notebook.

Personal curiosity? How will this drive do against newer gen Seagate‘s Momentus XT. Since Seagate has implemented larger Flash NAND for faster boot-load speeds and faster application loads, will Western Digital follow suit? Or will they go ahead with SSD drives. Time will tell.

India (MRP) U.S. U.K.
Rs. 10, 650/- $ 239.99 £ 182.50

Well, U.S. online retail price is higher compared to Indian MRP and U.K.’s online pricing. Maybe U.S. pricing is not updated. Pretty good but I hope the actual retail price in India stays that way. It goes without saying: We’re the first to reflect the price hike, but usually the last to reflect price falls. But since this is a brand new drive that is officially announced today, we might see this drive with somewhere similar to MRP, to say the least.

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

    • 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.

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