Up on the review block today is a Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB Notebook hard drive which is a 7200rpm drive with 16MB of cache. The Scorpio Black is comparable to the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 drive but bringing faster speed, and even compares to the much pricier Momentus XT Hybrid disk drive! Read on to check out the results and see if the Scorpio Black 500GB should be the main candidate to upgrade your laptop!
Today, we’ll be looking at a the WD Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5″ SATA notebook hard drive. With a 7200 RPM drive speed, 16MB cache, and 3 GB/s SATA interface speed, the 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Black hard drive looks impressive on paper. When it comes to pricing, the WD Scorpio Black 500GB Hard Drive retails online for $74.99 shipped, which makes it $0.15 per Gigabyte. You can also get the drive on special at times as right now Newegg is doing $7 off with a promo code (EMCYXNP39) and that brings the drive down to just $67.99 shipped or $0.135 per Gigabyte. For comparison sake the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB notebook hard drive can be purchased online for just $129.99 shipped, which comes out being $0.26 per Gigabyte. The Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB notebook hard drive can be purchased online for just $70.98 shipped, which comes out being $0.142 per Gigabyte. That means that while the WD Scorpio Black 500GB is actually better then the competitors when it comes to price per Gigabyte at the time of writing.