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With the entry of massive 3-terabyte drives in the desktop space, it's all too easy to forget advancements made in the notebook hard drive arena. And these are technologically harder to achieve. Notebook drives have a much smaller form factor than their desktop counterparts, despite the seemingly meagre one-inch difference in quoted size, notebook drives are positively diminutive when compared to desktop drives. They also have to produce less heat and less noise. Unfortunately, they don't get any concessions in terms of speed, for we run the same operating systems on them. We also received a shiny new Western Digital Black Edition WDC WD75000BPKT, which was announced at the CES 2011, that we will test shortly, and compare it to the Scorpio Blue 750 GB. The Blue Edition notebook drives are Western Digital's answer to those looking for a value-oriented notebook solution, since there are no Green Edition options in the 2.5-inch form factor. It's a hard drive, so there isn't much to say about it, but the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 750 GB is neatly designed. Weighing in at 150 grams, the PCB has been tightly pressed against the drive body, obviously to prevent any component from touching any external surface.
Western Digital's notebook line consists of two lines, the Scorpio Blue and Scorpio Black. The Blue line offers ‘Big capacity for portable computing' whereas Black drives offer ‘Desktop-class performance for notebook computers'.Our test sample Blue offers 750GB of capacity though the highest offered is 1TB. Being a notebook drive the Scorpio features a 2.5-inch form factor and packs a spindle motor with a rotational speed of 5400rpm. Installing the notebook in our Dell XPS M1210 notebook we found the drive offered impressive performance. Running our synthetic HDTach3 benchmark the Blue returned an average read speed of 79.8MB/sec and a burst speed of 224.1MB/sec. These are healthy results that keep up with mainstream desktop drives. Running our real world Company of Heroes and F.E.A.R level load tests the drive completed both operations managing times of 39 seconds and 24 seconds. Competitive times once again. Owing to its 5400rpm spindle motor however the drive managed a random access time of just 17.9ms. In the real world this showed when multitasking, the drive felt a little sluggish. In use the Scorpio is inaudible and free from vibrations.
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