Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5" Hard Drive Review

Author: AkG
Date: February 16, 2011
Product Name: Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB
Part Number: WD7500BPKT
Warranty: 5 Years
Purchase at NCIX: | UK
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It should go without saying that Solid State Drives grab most of the headlines but when push comes to shove, most people turn to the good old fashioned hard disk for the vast majority of their storage needs. This is especially true of laptops where in most cases only one drive can be installed and a diminutive 2.5” drive is relied upon for both capacity and application load time performance. For these situations which call for performance, massive storage abilities and a reasonable asking price Western Digital has their Black line which has just received a new addition: the Scorpio Black 750GB.

The latest Scorpio weighs in at a whopping 750GB of storage capacity and yet still manages to cram all that space into the typical 9.5mm 2.5” form factor. This really does make for some impressive platter density numbers and when you add in dual processors and other assorted features, the potential for staggering performance is definitely there. The price is surprisingly frugal as well since you should be able to get one for around $120 US.

With the onset of SSDs and even more forward-thinking hybrid drives, typical spindle-based products are in for a tough ride in the 2.5” form factor market. Nonetheless, finding a good combination of capacity, performance and price is still none too easy. Hopefully Western Digital has found the answer with their the Scorpio Black 750GB.


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