Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB Launched

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bill Gates, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    I don't know how long it's been available (obviously not very), but Western Digital now sells a 500GB version of the Scorpio Black, the WD5000BEKT. I'm not desperate to try it myself, but I thought others might be interested in buying this drive and testing it out since I know we have a lot of Western Digital fans here. If anyone does buy this drive feel free to post your thoughts here.


  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
  3. Reapur macrumors regular

    May 5, 2010
    About freakin time.... wonder what took them so long?
  4. bruminoz macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010

    I got a WD5000BEKT scorpio black and installed it 2 days ago into a Macbook pro 2008 2.4ghz. Drive is running very smoothly - very quiet, no vibration and is running much cooler than the old stock Hitachi drive. No obvious loss in battery performance either. Will see how I go over the next month :)

  5. Garrus macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2010
  6. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    How's WD black 500gb compared to Hitachi's 500gb 7200 & Seagate's hybrid?
  7. umag macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    About to buy one for my Early 2008 15" MBP.

    Any reviews, tests or anything else can help us to find out if is the first run of these HDDs good, to avoid any Rev. A issues? Maybe these are like some Apple products, unfortunately...
    Just kiddin'. :D
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Wasn't that drive available long time before June?
    Well, Seagate already announced their 750GB 7200RPM 9.5mm-high drive.
  9. Bill Gates thread starter macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    It benchmarks slightly faster than the Hitachi TravelStar 7K500. Tom's Hardware has it up on one of their charts and you can also see some benchmarks here: http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/28824-wd-scorpio-black-500gb-real-world-benchmarks/. Those same forums also have a thread on the drive.

    No, it was not.

    Seagate can announce whatever they like but they will never see a dime of my money as long as they continue to produce unreliable crap.
  10. umag macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
  11. LoneRider macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2010
    Lake Stevens WA
    I just put one in my new MBP 13". $69.99 with free shipping from Newegg.

    Seems to boot up a few seconds faster, nice and quiet. Can't say about temp or battery life as I only have had the MBP a week or so and it was a pretty immediate upgrade.

    Carbon Copy Clone and Winclone worked perfect to transfer the partitions to the new drive, pretty simple and easy upgrade.

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