WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Notebook Hard Drive Review

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HD Tune v4.61

HD Tune Pro 4.61 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

Read Performance Testing

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Hitachi K5K500 320GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Write Performance Testing

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Hitachi K5K500 320GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB had average read speed was found to be 88.5MB/s with an average write speed of 86.8MB/s with the latest version of HD Tune Pro.The Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB had average read/write speeds of 100.7/98.4 MB/s and the Hitachi 5K500 320GB drive scored 55.7/55.1MB/s.

HD Tune 64MB File Test

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Hitachi K5K500 320GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: Running the built-in file benchmark test in HD Tune 4.61 shows how the drive performs with various file sizes. This test shows the WD Scorpio Blue topped out at around 100MB/s in this test.

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