WD Scorpio Blue 500GB Notebook Hard Drive

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HD Tune v3.50

HD Tune Pro 3.50 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 Test:

HD Tune File Benchmark

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: HD Tune showed that the WD Scorpio Blue 500GB had a slightly higher read transfer rate and nearly double the burst rate than seen on the Seagate Momentus 7200.2 200GB notebook hard drive.

WRITE Test:

HD Tune File Benchmark

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: In the write test the results were the same as the WD Scorpio Blue had better average write and burst speeds, but lower access times.

64MB File Test

HD Tune File Benchmark

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: Running the built-in file benchmark test in HD Tune showed that the WD Scorpio Blue averaged 80MB/Sec compared to just 55-65MB/Sec on the Seagate Momentus 7200.2. The temperature difference between the drives should also be noted. HD Tune reported a constant 10-12C difference between the two hard drives with the better thermals being on the WD.

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