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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Western Digital Ships 750GB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive Reply with quote

Western Digital Ships 750GB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Western Digital today announced the release of their WD Scorpio Blue 750GB 2.5-inch hard drive. According to the company, this drive is the industry's highest capacity 2.5-inch hard drive to date in the standard-height (9.5mm) notebook form factor. It also boasts a two-platter design for greater areal density and utilizes Western Digital's Advanced Format technology to increase efficiency. The WD Scorpio Blue 750GB hard drive is available now for a suggested retail price of $149.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look like newegg has them

good price. I ordered 2 of them. I will post tests.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136546&Tpk=wd7500bpvt
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
I ordered 2 of them. I will post tests.


Very good price for such a large drive. I'm interested in your benchmarks, given it is a 5400RPM drive. We'll see if WD's advanced format technology is any good. I understand that it writes more data in less space. I wonder if this will speed things up or slow things down.

I'm sure you'll let us know if it is quiet, right Phil. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find this funny!!!!

Good price tag for a small drive..

considering you can purchase a 2TB 2.5 inch drive from seagate for only 149.99 so why would you spend 149.99 for only 750 gig's

Not really that impressed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macman . . . as I'm sure others will be quick to state, this is for a 2.5 inch "notebook" drive, the same as used in a mini. There is no such thing as a 2 TB notebook drive . . . you are confusing it with a 3.5 inch desktop drive. As such, this is now the largest drive available for a laptop or mini and IS a good price.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I'm sure you'll let us know if it is quiet, right Phil. Smile

I have yet to hear a noisy Scorpio Blue from WD. I think they are the quietest drives out there right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
I find this funny!!!!

Good price tag for a small drive..

considering you can purchase a 2TB 2.5 inch drive from seagate for only 149.99 so why would you spend 149.99 for only 750 gig's

Not really that impressed.


macmanmacman some people just want the mini with no add ons. this is the biggest you can do without cutting up the insides. this is a lot of drive for an internal laptop. this will also fit in a macbook and a macbook pro 13 inch model.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Western digital 2.5 inch slim 750gb hdds came a day early. I mounted one in the mini oem hdd slot and it is a dead fit. I added 4g ram I will post results later today. so far I can say it is quiet.

the tests will be on a new 2.26ghz with 4gb ram 10.6.2 and 10.6.3. I will run a set of tests with the same mini and the stock 160gb hdd.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
the 750gb hdds came a day early. I mounted one in the mini oem hdd slot and it is a dead fit. I added 4g ram I will post results later today. so far I can say it is quiet.


Very cool. I was hoping it would fit. So 9.5mm is the OEM size (height)?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah 9.5 it could fit a 11mm even 11.8mm but no one makes it.

THE test scores are very good for a 2.26ghz with 4gb ram 143 is the highest I have seen for a 5400 rpm drive. Tomorrow I will test a 640gb toshiba a 500gb samsung a 320 fujitsu and a 320 hitachi all are 5400rpm.

I have a bad seagate 500 gb 7200 rpm drive that is very loud but still runs fast. I have been waiting for it to die some more to send it in for a rma. the price went up to 119 from 109 I am glad I purchased 2 of them.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Would this HD work with my mini? Reply with quote

This is off of my computer. I'm also running Snow Leopard. Thanks for any advice.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes there is!!!!!

Seagate has released a pocket usb 2.0 2tb drive with a notebook sata hard drive inside for 149.99 checks fry's
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.frys.com/product/6068238?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Here is the link!!!!

now 179.99
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
http://www.frys.com/product/6068238?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Here is the link!!!!

now 179.99


What you posted is an External Hard Drive, not the same thing as what was originally posted by the thread starter.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
http://www.frys.com/product/6068238?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Here is the link!!!!

now 179.99


I think you'd find if you searched it isn't even a 2.5" inside but a 3.5".

http://www.electronicsme.com/product_review.php?pid=4375
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