If you're looking for a 2.5" hard drive that's affordable, fast, has lots of storage space and comes with an excellent warranty, this is it! The Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5" Hard Drive is king amoungst 2.5" hard drives.
This drive is OVER 4 years old and Western Digital still hasn't released a successor to it! 750GB is the largest 7200RPM laptop drive they make and 1TB 5400RPM is the largest 5400RPM drive they make (at 9.5mm). This pales in comparison to the Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 1TB 9.5mm 7200 RPM laptop drive and the Samsung M9T 2TB 9.5mm 5400RPM laptop drive.
WD's mobile line is very very stale.
I need something like this, my HD green is awful since my relative didn't know what they were buying and HD are expensive then before.
Why can't we post on youtube?
I'd like to see a review of the internal 2.5", 14mm thick, 4-platter, 5400RPM, 1.5TB hard drive in the Seagate Goflex Freeagent enclosure! They can be had for around $100 online and some have managed to take the drive out of the enclosure and into their laptops!
Is this Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive better than the one you reviewed?:
It's 750GB, 7200 RPM, SATA III 6Gbps, and has a 64MB buffer. I've got a 6Gbps motherboard as well. I'm thinking about buying 2 of them and using them in RAID 0 so I get 1.5TB and a faster read/write speeds for my rig that I'm building. Is this a good idea? I love your reviews! They've helped me select many of the products I'm using for my build.
nice i think im going to upgrade my laptop hard drive and ram xD
Indeed a kickass product. Gonna recomend it to a friend who is thinking of buying a new laptop. I also have a question about your Youtube decision. Won't uploading unlisted videos take you out fo the Youtube partner program Rodney? As far as I know you get money depending on the number of views. Or am I wrong? Feel free to correct me.
Remember, the only videos I'm unlisting are video reviews and they are unlisted for a couple weeks. So they will eventually be made public.
You're correct about profit, I might make a little more if they were public from the beginning, but the revenue from YouTube is negligible to begin with.
Oh I understand. Thanks for clearing that up. Looking forward to your future reviews as well. Keep up the good work !
Rodney, I remember you saying that you usually pick products that you like to review. That being said, do you also base that off of failure rates? Puget Systems, for example, does a lot of background checking/testing on failure rates before they even decide to offer a product to their customers for their PC builds. Is there any particular site that you like to use in order to research failure rate percentages and so forth?
NOTE: I should state that I absolutely love Western Digital, so know that I pose my questions in general curiosity and not as a complaint. :)
This one of the reasons I usually go with brand names products from companies I trust.
Is this hardrive sata 3??
Another great review! Wow a 750 GB 2.5 HDD. I'm getting one to put inside my PlayStation 3! I have 320GB in there now and I'm almost out of room.
Very nice review. Definitely a product that I want to buy. I myself own a 2x 320Gb Scorpio. 100%KA.
Nice, you have them in a RAID 0 setup?
Yes I did in the beginning but something went wrong with my VM's. Stability problems and so on.(Don't know how ??) But I'm planning on buying the 750 gb version Hard disk with an SSD OCZ vertex 2 180 GB. I have only two slots in my work laptop ^^.
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I originally watched your videos on YouTube, but I have been coming to your website a while back and I continue to visit just because I like it and I can easily see some of your older work, or reviews I have not seen at all. Also, it is easier to find specific videos on the website than YouTube.
Thanks for coming over. Hopefully more will get into the habit of doing this, because in the end it will benefit us all.
I like this Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5" Hard Disk Drive because it's smaller which means it draws less power and it fits in any chasis; however, cache memory is a little bit small, compared to WESTERN DIGTAL 750 GB 6GB/s SATA III Interface 64MB Cache 3.5" HDD. And, it's kind of expensive right now! So, I hope that the Hard Drive companies will make PCB smaller and smaller in order to increase Power Efficiency meaning paying less on Eletricity Bill plus it generates less heat; in other words, greatly increasing lifespan of electronic device.
I watched this video from youtube before it became unlisted. Not too bad.
Yea, YouTube isn't perfect at unlisting videos when you upload them, even though they now have the unlist drop down. So some will get published and then unlisted.
BTW: Thanks for taking the time to pop over here though and comment :) Glad to see that YouTubers are taking the time to do this. Good show.
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