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Western Digital

500GB Scorpio Blue Hard Disk Drive

2.5-inch | SATA 6.0Gb/s | 5400RPM | 8MB Cache
Performance. Efficient. Mobile.
Western Digital’s Scorpio Blue Hard Drive offers high performance, low-power consumption and easy portability. Scorpio Blue doesn’t just leave a small physical footprint, its cooling system and near-silent operation separate it from the crowd. It’s perfect for people with notebooks or other portable devices that depend on high performance while on the go.

To make drive selection simple, Western Digital gathered all their popular 5400 RPM WD Scorpio drives under one umbrella called “WD Scorpio Blue.” Built to award-winning quality standards, these drives offer a full range of performance features.
Is This Thing On?
Scorpio Blue is so quiet, the person sitting at the next table in the café will probably wonder why you are tapping away while your computer is off. Meanwhile, you will be getting your work done without being bothered by the “whrrr” of an incessantly spinning hard drive.

WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive makes Scorpio Blue one of the quietest 2.5” drives on the market. The same technology that makes it run so quietly also significantly improves its energy consumption. Not only will your drive be nearly silent, your notebook will have an immense battery life.
Big Capacity for Your Big Ideas
Scorpio Blue SATA drives are available in capacities up to 1.0TB for notebooks and external devices. The drive is perfect for users who depend on robust software for their livelihood but still need enough room for their music, photos and video files.
Brains With a Side of Brawn
Scorpio Blue is rugged enough to pass the test of time. WD’s ShockGuard technology protects the drive’s components from electrical shocks. Their SecurePark technology ensures that the drive’s recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in less wear and tear and long-term reliability.
So Fast You’re Never Furious
Even the most demanding professionals will be pleased with Scorpio Blue’s performance. Its 5400rpm spin speed will keep your software running smoothly, and its 6Gb/s SATA interface speed make transferring data a breeze.
Plays Nice with Others
WD does not put a product on the market until it is thoroughly tested in their FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility lab. Scorpio Blue is no exception. Before it works its way into your notebook or mobile device, you already know it has been tested on hundreds of systems and a plethora of platforms. You can be confident Scorpio Blue will get along with your system as easily as an old friend.

500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue Specifications:


Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
SATA 6Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
5400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
7.0mm (0.276″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.75″)
Length (max)
100.2mm (3.94″)
Weight (typical)
0.09kg (0.20 lbs.)
Guaranteed Sectors


Contact Start-Stops
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read


Transfer Rate (Max)
3.0 Gb/s
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time
Average Latency


Read Power
1.4 Watts
Write Power
1.4 Watts
Idle Mode
0.55 Watts
Standby Mode
0.13 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.13 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
0.00459 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
8% to 90%
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 149°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
0.05102 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet


Idle (Typical)
1.7 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.2 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Western Digital p/n WD5000LPVX UPC#: 718037800592


The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

90 Day OWC Replacement Warranty
OWC is proud to offer an extended replacement window of 90 days on new internal hard disk drives. Once a return authorization number has been issued and we receive the problematic drive back, you will get a brand new replacement drive, rather than a factory refurbished drive.

2 Year Western Digital Limited Warranty
After 90 days, the drive is fully backed by the manufacturer to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the remainder of the two year warranty period.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: MendoMac
Rating: 5/5 Faster drive and lower power consumption July 7, 2014 I purchased drive and 8gb of OWC memory to breathe some new life into my daughter's late 2008 MacBook Pro. The laptop was build-to-order, but even though it supported SATA-II, the fastest drive available for order was a Seagate Momentus 7200rpm that would only negotiate at 1.5 gigabits. The WD Scorpio spins slower, but it negotiates at 3 gigabits, and it uses less power.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Western Digital 500GB Scorpio® Blue Hard Disk Drive Mfr P/N: WD5000LPVX OWC SKU: WDGWD5000LPVX 8MB Cache 5400RPM
SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s (3.0Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s backwards compatible)
2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive.
Western Digital 2 Year Limited Warranty
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