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Western Digital 1 TB Scorpio Blue SATA 3 Gb/s 5200 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive - WD10TPVT

1.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • WD WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest hard drives
  • WD ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
  • WD Scorpio Blue drives offer high-performance, low power consumption, and cool operation, perfect for notebooks.
  • 3 year limited warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1.2 cm ; 118 g
  • Shipping Weight: 345 g
  • Item model number: WD10TPVT
  • ASIN: B0034ZD5P0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 10 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,806 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

WD Advanced Format technology increases media format efficiency, thus enabling larger drive capacities. WD Advanced Format drives are specifically optimized for Mac and the latest Windows operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7. WD Advanced Format drives work with legacy operating systems such as Windows XP but require the use of the free WD Align software available on www.wdc.com/advformat.WD Scorpio BlueTM 5200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA hard drives from Western Digital deliver lightning-fast and ultra-quiet performance hand-in-hand with low power consumption. In addition, they are designed with ruggedness, reliability, and data-protection features that actively watch over valuable data. Available in capacities from 750 GB to 1 TB, these drives feature a 3 Gb/s SATA interface and 8 MB cache. WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are designed for portable digital devices of all kinds, including notebook computers, external storage, and digital media players. Please note that the 750 GB and 1 TB models are physically taller than most notebook hard drives, and may not fit in all applications. Please check your computer's owner's manual to ensure compatibility.

From the Manufacturer

WD Scorpio Blue Hard Drives – Big capacity for portable computing.

WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch SATA hard drives deliver massive 1 TB capacity paired with ultra-quiet operation and low power consumption. In addition, these hard drives are designed with ruggedness, reliability, and data-protection features that actively watch over your valuable data. WD10TPVT models are 12.5 mm high and may not be compatible with many notebooks. Consult system specifications for maximum allowable drive height before attempting to install.

Why you should choose WD Scorpio Blue drives:

WD Scorpio Blue SATA drives are the perfect way to add storage for all your photos, videos and files on your notebook computer.

Low power consumption.
State-of-the-art seeking algorithms and advanced power management features ensure low power consumption and long battery life.
Low power consumption
In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology yields one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
Massive capacity for notebooks.
Storage capacity for 2.5-inch form factor drives with standard 9.5 mm height has arrived at a realm once thought to be impossible - up to 1 TB - giving you all the capacity you need to keep your photos, music and files right there on your notebook.
Massive capacity
Features at a glance

  • 1 TB of notebook storage
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • 12.5 mm drive height
  • 2-year limited warranty
WD Scorpio Blue
Ideal for:
  • Notebook computing
  • Small form factor external enclosures

SATA 3 Gb/s interface - The industry standard and most common interface.

NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Rugged - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.

Tested for compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

WD Certified

Advanced Format (AF) - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to continue growing hard drive capacities. New drives featuring AF are optimized for operation with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard. For older operating systems such as Windows XP, users must run the free WD Align software utility to achieve the full performance of the drive.

Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.

The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.

WD-certified packaging - All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in a non-descript, easy-open package.

Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Mac operating systems.

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Comparison Chart
WD Scorpio Blue WD Scorpio Black
Big capacity for portable computing.
High performance for notebook computing.
Ideal for
Notebook computers, netbooks and external enclosures.
Notebook computers.
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
160 GB – 750 GB
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 1.5 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
Form factor
8 MB
16 MB
Limited warranty
Highest capacity
Highest performance
Photo/video editing

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In search results and through the buying process this drive is listed by Amazon as a 1TB SATA (WD10JPVT) drive and when it showed up there was also a sticker on the static bag saying that was also the dive inside the bag. However, the drive I received is clearly an 80GB (WD800BEVE) drive. Now going to return it/review it Amazon also seems to have decided it was in fact an 80GB PATA drive I ordered after all, even though it's listed in my receipt, and paid for, as though it was the 1TB drive. Clearly something is screwed up somewhere in their system; either that or it's some weird bait and switch. Order this drive from Amazon at you own risk- you may end up waiting for it to show up only to go through the inconvenience and further delay of send it back...
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Western Digital 1 TB WD Scorpio Blue Sata 5200 Rpm
Amazon will try to rip you off by sending an obsolete 80Gig hard claiming to be 1TB.
For those that dont catch this, tough luck.
Dealing with their retarded customer service, you can keep the 80 gig by paying $60 and they'll give you $10 back. Ripping you off.
OR theyre so nice to let you waste your own time to send it back. And no, they will not send you the actual item you ordered.

Do not buy from Amazon.
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I bought this drive to put in my Thinkpad laptop, but didn't realise that it is thicker then standard 2.5 inch SATA drives by about 5 millimeteres. Not that much, but enough so that it does not fit in my laptop. I will probably put it in a USB case and use as an external drive, but if space is an issue, look for a different drive.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa194a378) out of 5 stars 150 reviews
116 of 119 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1757b4c) out of 5 stars Excellent in my MacBook Pro 13" March 28 2010
By Mr Ed - Published on Amazon.com
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In case anyone is wondering, this drive fits any Unibody MacBook Pro, including the 13", which is what I've installed it in. It also works on the pre-unibody 17" MacBook Pros.

WD 2.5" drives have always worked really well for me. This one is quiet and low power. It's not the fastest drive, but I'd rather have longer battery life than a faster drive. And of course as of this writing, it's the largest drive available at 1TB. Also, Disk Utility on OS X does format the drive to 1TB (minus a few MB for directory structure an such). Other platforms may format the drive to a much lower size (like 750GB) because this drive uses a new sector format, but this isn't an issue on OS X.

Finally, I can have my whole iTunes collection on my MacBook Pro!
65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1757d74) out of 5 stars Great drive - check the size first March 18 2010
By noordinarydan - Published on Amazon.com
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I have had no issues and am very pleased with this drive. This is the largest capacity 2.5" drive currently available on the market and is the SATA drive I have been waiting for (unlike the 1TB hard drives inside Western Digital's 1TB Passport that has a soldered USB connection).

The drive is 12.5mm high compared to standard 9.5mm (due to 3 platters instead of the usual 2). The physical height is clearly advertised and I don't think anyone should penalize the rating of this drive simply becuase they didn't check before buying! The product is not at fault.

Just to be clear -- the drive will NOT fit into most laptops/notebooks with hard drive bays designed to snugly fit a standard 9.5mm drive. My Dell E1505 notebook is a perfect example: I unscrewed the existing hard drive and it is pretty obvious there isn't any space in the bay for an oversized 12.5mm drive. My Asus G51j on the other hand has a deeper drive bay and will fit the 1TB drive no problem. The drive can also fit into hard drive caddies that slot into the optical bay of a notebook IF you have the correct type of caddy.

I have write transfer rates of over 60MB/s as I copy files across to this drive for backup (I expect the transfer rate to slow down a bit as the drive fills up). The drive is very quiet and the operating temps are fine (I've seen it get up to 105F under heavy load versus advertised operating tolerance of up to 140F).
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1757fd8) out of 5 stars Perfect for MacBook Pro April 8 2010
By Paul C. - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this drive for my 2009 Unibody 17" MacBook Pro and it rocks. It's speed is between the 7200 RPM 500 GB and the 5400 RPM 500 GB drives that come from Apple, but it is twice the storage. the 12.5 mm hight fits well within the Unibody MBP and the swap-out was quick and painless. I used CC Cloner to clone my Macintosh HD, then did a disk repair and permissions repair. After that I shut down, swapped drives, booted up and was in business. I had spotlight re-index the drive and ran the daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance scripts and I have to say that the drives performance is great. It is great on battery power, quiet, and runs at a cooler temp. Oh, and did I mention it is a full TB of storage? I have a few VMs of Windows and Linux operating systems that take up lots of space and even still, I have tons of free space.

I highly recommend this drive for anyone needing to expand their internal capacity.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1759324) out of 5 stars Works Great with Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2009 March 1 2011
By Zechariah Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
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4 Days After Install - 3/1/2011 - Original Post

I was looking for a hard drive to replace my 320GB Hitachi internal Macbook Pro hard drive. The hitachi was working fine, I just needed more space.

- Lots of space
- Quite (as quite as the stock hard drive apple provided)
- Not much vibration (On a macbook pro 15" the hard drive sits right where your left palm rests. This drive causes the same if not less vibration than the stock hard drive from apple)
- Cheap price tag. I paid $114.79 for this drive on Amazon.

- None yet!

It was very easy to install. This drive was thicker than my 320gb hard drive but that was not a problem for my Macbook Pro 15" mid 2009.

I have only had this hard drive installed for 4 days. In 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, and 365 days I will update my review

30 Days Later - 3/31/2011

- Still works great!
- Its still quite, no noticeable change in noise level.
- It runs pretty cool. Seems to be about the same and maybe even cooler than the stock hard drive.
- Very little vibration. I really am starting to think that it vibrates less. My left wrist seems less agitated than before with the stock hard drive.
- Mac search seems to search all 1tb of data pretty quick, no complaints there. Programs open about the same speed as before. No noticeable difference.

- None yet!

- Power consumption - Can't really say. Didn't pay much attention, usually have it plugged in somewhere.
- When recording with garage band, there was quite a bit of hum. I wish I would have played around with garage band more before I installed this hard drive. I don't know if this drive is causing the hum. From just listening in my quite room, it sure doesn't sound like any hum at all. Just thought I would mention it. See if anyone else had a noise problem with this drive.

90 Days Later - 5/31/2011
- Same as 30 days review above.

- None yet!

- Temperature - Under normal to heavy use it runs at 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Well summer is here and we didn't have the air on. After using my macbook for a few hours the heat and vibration from the drive started to bother me just like the orignal macbook pro hard drive. Thinking about upgrading to a Solid State drive to eliminate the heat and vibration. The heat and vibration didn't seem worst or better then the original macbook hard drive.

180 Days Later - 8/31/2011
- Same as 90 days review above.

- None yet!

Nothing new to report.

365 Days Later - 3/1/2012
Everything is still working great.
Nothing new to report as far as pros/cons.
When this harddrive goes out I will update this review.
46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1759558) out of 5 stars Key spec not given! Sept. 22 2010
By Kelkon - Published on Amazon.com
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I was really excited about this drive and its price so ordered it. When it came, I discovered that the Amazon listing neglected to mention that it is 3.5 mm thicker than regular 2.5" drives. This is apparently true of all 750GB and 1TB out there currently. Most laptops have only 9-9.5 mm slots (2.5 inches by 9 mm). These high capacity drives require a little more thickness and many laptops cannot accommodate them. Be warned. Another problem is consistency in labelling. We measure the width of the drive in inches (2.5, 3.5, etc), and so the height is often reported in inches. However, due to the difference between metric and English systems, it may not be clear whether the drive is 9 mm or 12.5 mm. It depends how the thickness is rounded off during unit conversion. BE CAREFUL! I did have an enclosure that could accommodate the drive, and so I am using it as an external drive, and it seems to work fine. That just isn't the purpose I bought it for.

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