Web Pricing - Why are the prices on this web site different from those in your stores?
Our stores are staffed with a wide variety of product specialists and support staff, each of whom make an effort to be responsive and pleasant to deal with. We're also able to provide a customer with any item from our inventory to inspect and test. The cost of this customer service is an increased overhead for our in-store prices, to pay for the store space, the training of our employees, and other considerations not present online. We're happy to offer reduced prices online and hope that you will be satisfied with your purchase no matter where you decide to buy.
The Western Digital Scorpio Black SATA Hard Drives are designed with top-of-the-line notebook computers in mind, this high performance drive delivers the capacity and speed needed to supercharge a notebook PC without compromising battery life or quiet acoustics.
With 7200 RPM spin speed, 16 MB cache, and capacities 160 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB and 750 GB, these drives enable you to have the best of both worlds: the capacity and performance of a desktop PC with the convenience and portability of a notebook.
With technologies like Intelli Seek which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption and Secure Park which reduces power by parking the heads during low power idle mode, this drive delivers 5400 RPM equivalent power consumption in a 7200 RPM drive.
WD’s Shock Guard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks during shipping, handling, and daily operation. WD’s Secure Park parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in improved long-term reliability due to less head wear and improved shock tolerance. We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give WD customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems. Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. (BPKT models only)
WD’s 500 GB 2.5-inch drive offers huge capacity for space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video. In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD’s exclusive Whisper Drive combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
Storage capacity - 500 GB
Offers additional space to store your files at a single location and allows you to save storage space on your internal hard drive
Portable and designed mainly for notebook computers
Offers a SATA 3 Gbps interface, 16 MB data buffer, 7200 RPM rotational speed
Advanced Format Technology - requires less storage surface area compared to other media formats; offers increased areal densities that enable the 2.5" drive to store photos, music, and videos
ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks during daily operations
SecurePark parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off, ensuring that the recording head does not come in contact with the disk surface; offers long-term reliability due to less head wear and improved non-operational shock tolerance
IntelliSeek technology calculates the optimum seek speed thereby minimizing power consumption; offers 5400 RPM-equivalent power consumption in a 7200 RPM drive
WhisperDrive considerably reduces noise level to offer optimum performance
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