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Western Digital (WD) Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive (Sony Playstation PS3 Compatible)

Released on 06 October 2008

Manufacturer: Western Digital

5.0 out of 5 (55 customer reviews) | Write a review

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To make drive selection simple, WD gathered all their popular 5400 RPM WD Scorpio drives under one umbrella we call WD Scorpio Blue. Built to Western Digital's awarding winning quality standards, these drives are available in a full range of performance features.

Key Features

Massive capacity - Whether they are in an external drive or a notebook computer, WD Scorpio Blue SATA drives are available in capacities up to 500 GB and offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems, like Window Vista, with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.

Quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market. These algorithms also optimize the way a drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption. So now silence (and longer battery life) is golden.

Reliable and rugged - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks. WD's SecurePark parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long-term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance.

Fast and efficient - With 5400 RPM spin speed and 12 ms access time and up to 3 Gb/s SATA interface speed, even the most demanding customer will appreciate the performance achieved by WD Scorpio Blue drives.

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.

Ideal For

Portable digital devices of all kinds, including notebook computers, external storage, and digital media players. & PS3 Compatible

500GB HDD Holds:

  • Up to 142,000 digital photos
  • Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 60 hours of HD video
  • 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
  • customer Reviews

     Average rating (55 reviews)

     Nice drive, BUT BEWARE if using in a PS3!

    | | See all rolspoles's reviews (1)

    As someone else has pointed out, if you use this in a PS3 it will cause iPlayer to pause/stutter every 10-15 seconds. This is because the HDD heads 'park' when not being used.

    This is only a workaround but it prevents the HDDs heads from parking (clicking) and makes iPlayer much smoother:

    1. You will need some sort of MP3 editing software ,such as NERO wave editor (or a free alternative).

    (bear with me).

    2. Load an MP3 into this software. Then lower the volume of the MP3 ,so its silent.

    3. Save this (careful not to overwrite the original MP3) THEN COPY IT OVER TO YOUR PS3,via external HDD,mp3 player etc.

    4. Select this mp3 on your ps3 and make sure its set to repeat play.

    5 .Press the guide button on your ps3 controller (silent mp3 is still playing in background).

    6. Start up BBC iPlayer and enjoy stutter free viewing.

    This silent mp3 playing in the background,prevents the HDDs heads from parking. Thus stopping the stuttering.

    You only have to do steps 4-6 every time you use iPlayer


    | | See all BCapper92's reviews (11)

    If you want it as a removable HDD you need an enclosure.


    Install the HDD into the enclosure, right click on my computer. Then go to manage, and somewhere in there it should say Disk management. Go to there and format from there.

     Great Performance - Silent in Use - Next day delivery!

    | | See all TinderboxUK's reviews (1)

    It`s the quietest notebook hdd that i have ever used, and i get 80mb/s max transfer speed according to hdtune.

    I ordered it at 10.30 wednesday and received it next day, truly amazing.

    Keep up the great work play.com

     Great for PS3

    | | See all hillbillyphil's reviews (3)

    I had an 80GB Model PS3. I have over 40 games and some games were downloaded over the PSN so my hard drive was filling up fast. I ordered this hard drive, Instillation was easy, (make sure your screwdriver fits nicely with the screws) it is also worth noting that if your console is FW 3.0 or later you will have to download FW 3.0 or later via computer and install it on the PS3 again after you installed the new hard drive before you can use your PS3. My only complaint would be the hard drive is a little noisier than the standard one but that's a very small price to pay for 500GB of storage. I would recommend if you have a lot of games or if you use Play.Tv.

     very good

    | | See all europa69's reviews (1)

    just installed the hd on my ps3. it works great and perfect for all my movies and play tv. i would recomend this to anyone who is looking to upgrade there ps3

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