Reviews and Problems with Western Digital 320GB Scorpio Black
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Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" Hard Drive Video Review
8 December 2009
Summary: The WD Scorpio Black line of 2.5" SATA HDDs are currently available in five different sizes ranging from 80GB to 320GB. They are also available with or without free-fall sensor. The Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" Hard Drive (WD3200BJKT) is one of the fastest, most secure & quietest high capacity 2.5" HDDs on market. Watch the video to find out more...
Excerpt: Scorpio Black is Western Digital's premium brand of laptop hard disks, and this 320GB model proves the point with a 7,200rpm spin speed and 16MB cache. It also has a free-fall sensor, which parks the drive's heads within 200ms of being dropped. An alternative model (part code WD3200BEKT) omits this sensor and costs around £60, but we would pay the extra for the promise of increased durability.
Excerpt: Western Digital's Scorpio 320GB is one of the first SATA/300 laptop hard disks we've seen. Theoretically, it could be twice as fast as its SATA/150 predecessors, but 150MB/s is more than fast enough for today's disks, so the 300MB/s limit of the SATA/300 interface didn't lead to any speed improvements in our file-transfer tests. Still, this was one of the quickest 5,400rpm laptop hard disks we've ever tested.