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FS: WD 320GB 2.5" Scorpio SATAII 7200rpm HD £77.00

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months agoFeedback:11 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Hi There,

I have for sale an unopened, brand new 2.5" HD (model WD3200BJKT) for sale. Was going to stick it on ebay, but thought I'd offer it on here first. Full specs as take from the WD website:

Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 16 MB
Average Latency 5.50 ms (nominal)

Seek Times
Read Seek Time 12.0 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)

Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 320,072 MB
Capacity 320 GB
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s

Physical Dimensions
Height 0.374 Inches
Length 3.94 Inches
Width 2.75 inches
Weight 0.22 Pounds

Height 9.5 mm
Length 100 mm
Width 69.85 mm
Weight 99 gm

Environmental Specifications
Idle Mode 22 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 25 dBA (average)

Temperature (English)
Operating 32° F to 140° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F

Temperature (Metric)
Operating -0° C to 60° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C

Operating 8-90% RH non-condensing
Non-operating 5-95% RH non-condensing

Altitude (English)
Operating -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
Non-operating -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

Altitude (Metric)
Operating -305M to 3,050M
Non-operating -305M to 12,200M

Operating 0.00459 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Non-operating 0.05102 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Read/Write 500 mA
Idle 400 mA
Standby 50 mA
Sleep 30 mA

Power Dissipation
Read/Write 2.50 Watts
Idle 0.85 Watts
Standby 0.25 Watts
Sleep 0.15 Watts

Purchased from ebuyer for £82.49, looking for £75 inc delivery. I will also mention (just in case anyone makes the same mistake I did) - that this model includes the free-fall sensor, so if you're looking to upgrade a macbook pro it might not be suitable due to a conflict with the macbook's own free fall sensor. But otherwise, I have got the WD3200BEKT model (exactly same but w/o freefall sensor), and the performance of these drives is amazing!

I will post pics tomorrow, also my ebay user id is gillms1 - so please check out my feedback.

Pic as promised:

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I would prefer payment via BT or cheque and would send via 1st class recorded (or special delivery for an extra £5). Or if you live near the Reading area, welcome to collect.

Can also do paypal, but due to fees would prefer not to.

As suggested by bjmcghee, I'll send this special delivery only as a high value/delicate item. So I will include this in the price I'm looking for £77 inc delivery.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months agoFeedback:11 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative

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A spin speed of 7,200 is pretty fast for a laptop hard drive.

Many laptop hard drives only spin at 4,200 or 5,400.

Do all laptops support a spin speed of 7,200 or might there be problems with heat or noise?
I've had no problems in my Macbook Pro - in fact, if anything it's running a lot cooler than my old 5,400 drive.

I would say it depends on your laptop, but I wouldn't think, unless it's an very old laptop, it would be any problem.
Just a quick tip, mate, if you're posting this out you would have to send it by Special Delivery because if it got lost or was damaged in the post then Recorded Delivery will only cover up to £36 insurance. Good luck with the sale! :thumbsup:
fyi i put a 7200rpm drive in my macbook and the temps only went up 2degrees during extreme situations. however, the speedgains were dramatic. osx boots a good 10-15 seconds quicker
if i didn't already have a 500gb one in my macbook, i'd snap this up too.
gl on the same
Thank you for the tip - I'll edit the main post accordingly.

Also added a picture as promised - I didn't want to remove from the packaging, but if someone is genuinely interested and wants me to take pics with packaging removed I will.
http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B128092 I bought it here new on monday - cheaper, maybe why the fish arent biting at your price.

I bought it for my macbook and seems great so far
I'll offer £60 paypal gift (no fees to you)

Wait just read the bit about not working with your macbook, no use to me sorry.
Ok no worries - let me know if you change your mind. However, note I'm not sure if there is a problem with macbooks and similar HD's - I only read about the Pro's (and this seemed to be a rare case).

Demoki mentions in his post above he has installed this HD in his macbook with no problems.



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