500GB Scorpio Blue Hard Disk Drive
2.5-Inch | SATA 3.0Gb/s | 5400RPM | 8MB Cache
Big capacity for portable computing.
High-performance Low power consumption Ultra-cool and quiet
With available SATA or EIDE interfaces, WD Scorpio Blue drives offer high-performance, low power consumption, and cool operation, perfect for notebooks and other portable devices. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Scorpio Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.
To make drive selection simple, we've Western Digital has gathered all their popular 5400 RPM WD Scorpio drives under one umbrella called WD Scorpio Blue. Built to Western Digital's awarding winning quality standards, these drives are available in a full range of performance features.
Massive capacity - Whether they are in an external drive or a notebook computer, WD Scorpio Blue SATA drives are available in capacities up to 500GB and offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.
Quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive™ combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market. These algorithms also optimize the way a drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption. So now silence (and longer battery life) is golden.
Reliable and rugged - WD's ShockGuard™ technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks. WD's SecurePark™ parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long-term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance.
Fast and efficient - With 5400 RPM spin speed and 12 ms access time and up to 3 Gb/s SATA interface speed, even the most demanding customer will appreciate the performance achieved by WD Scorpio Blue drives.
Tested for compatibility - Western Digital performs tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in their FIT Lab™ and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give customers confidence that their drives will work in customers' systems.
Advanced Format Technology - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to increase media format efficiencies, thus enabling larger drive capacities.