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Amazon UK - £39.93p (Free Delivery) - Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB, 2.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive (PS3 Compatible)
Amazon UK - £39.93p (Free Delivery) - Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB, 2.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive (PS3 Compatible)

Amazon UK - £39.93p (Free Delivery) - Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB, 2.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive (PS3 Compatible)

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Came across this whilst looking at various SATA hard drives on Amazon UK - I haven't found it posted recently on HUKD and thought it prudent to post for those on a very very tight budget, much like myself and some friends I'm helping out! :-)

Note that you need to select the "Traditional Packaging" option to obtain the hard drive at the stated price of £39.93p, with free postal delivery from Amazon UK.

If however you can afford to fork out more money you can get the following larger capacity hard drive for £47.08p.

HotUKDeals - Samsung 2.5'' 640GB 5400rpm OEM SATA Hard Drive £47.08p at Ebuyer (Super Saver Delivery)
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…=60

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Product Features
* 500GB capacity ideal for an external drive or a notebook computer
* WDs exclusive state-of-the-art WhisperDrive delivers one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market
* Reliable and rugged drive
* WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks
* WD's SecurePark gives you improved long-term reliability

Technical Details

Main Specifications
* Product Description: WD Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA-300
* Type: Hard drive - internal
* Form Factor: 2.5" x 1/8H
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 7 cm x 10 cm x 9.5 mm
* Weight: 117 g
* Capacity: 500 GB
* Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
* Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
* Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
* Buffer Size: 8 MB
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Extended Specifications

General
* Depth: 10 cm
* Device Type: Hard drive - internal
* Height: 9.5 mm
* Weight: 117 g
* Width: 7 cm

Environmental Parameters
* Humidity Range Operating: 8 - 90%
* Max Operating Temperature: 60 °C
* Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Expansion / Connectivity
* Compatible Bays: 1 x internal - 2.5" x 1/8H
* Interfaces: 1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA

Hard Drive
* Buffer Size: 8 MB
* Capacity: 500 GB
* Compliant Standards: S.M.A.R.T.
* Features: Shock Guard, WhisperDrive, SecurePark
* Form Factor: 2.5" x 1/8H
* Interface Type: Serial ATA-300

Manufacturer Warranty
* Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years
* Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Performance
* Average Latency: 5.5 ms
* Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (external)
* Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
* Track-to-Track Seek Time: 2 ms

Reliability
* Non-Recoverable Errors: 1 per 10^14
* Start / Stop Cycles: 600,000

5 Comments

0rsem deal, thnks!!!

now £46.99

Original Poster

pet2000

now £46.99



Oh ****...my mates didn't even have time to buy them as well...oh well.

What out these drives are terrible as external drives, they spin down within a few seconds of inactivity and the time can't be changed with any software permantly. It means that each time you want to access a file on the drive you have a pause of 3-4 seconds while it spins up again.

Original Poster

robo989

What out these drives are terrible as external drives, they spin down … What out these drives are terrible as external drives, they spin down within a few seconds of inactivity and the time can't be changed with any software permantly. It means that each time you want to access a file on the drive you have a pause of 3-4 seconds while it spins up again.



If I remember correctly there is a firmware fix to resolve this issue (mostly it addresses it for the PS3) because if it's used internally it's going to be constantly accessed by the OS.
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