WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Notebook Hard Drive Review

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

Intel Z68 Platform

Intel Z68 Test System

The Intel Z68 platform that we used to test the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB hard was running an Intel Core i3-2120 processor on the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard with BIOS F8
that came out on 7/26/2011. We used one of the white SATA III 6Gbps ports on the board to test the hard drives performance with the drive as a secondary. The Kingston HyperX T1 8GB 1866MHz memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-28 1T memory timings.

Intel P55 Test Settings

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Intel Core i3-2120

Motherboard

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Click Here

Memory

8GB Kingston HyperX 1866 Click Here

Video Card

n/a

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Hard Drive

Crucial C300 256GB SSD

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Cooling

Intel Retail Boxed

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Power Supply

Corsair HX850W

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Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

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Detailed Drive Information on the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB:

WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Drive Info
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