But what can be done about the increased power consumption of the ML80? Get an immediate offer. Does the firmware really switch to more efficient caching of random write data, when quiet seek mode is activated? Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. For 1 year if the item stops functioning we will repair or replace it with a comparable unit. We also detected an interesting peculiarity of average disk access time for writing in the WDBEVS – it changes as the drive warms up. FAT32 partitions were MB, the first one starting at the outer edge of the media on the “fastest” tracks , and the second — exactly from the second half of the media volume.

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Here is the entire listing title: The lowest-priced item that has been restored to working order by the manufacturer ‘manufacturer refurbished condition’ or an eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer ‘seller refurbished condition’.

Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art SoftSeek technology streamlines algorithms to minimize seek noise. This isn’t the first Western Digital hard drive I’ve purchased, and I’ve found them to be reliable, such that WD is the only brand of hard drive that I consider, whether it’s for me or for one of my clients. The only negative I can find was that it was shipped USPS and the packaging really needed more bubble wrap. By the way, the graphs of linear reading and writing rates, plotted in HD Tach 3.


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My laptop had crashed. On the contrary, the effect was rather negative. The title only allows 65 charachters, so it’s incomplete. This item is covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer.

Average power consumption of mobile drives for typical and intensive disk usage is calculated by the following usage patterns:. Mouse over to Zoom – Click to enlarge.

For example, the block of voltage regulators has been simplified, a new signal processor Marvell 88iM is used instead of 88i Subject to credit approval. See Details – opens in a new window or tab.

Western Digital Scorpio Blue GB SATA Laptop Hard Drive WDBEVS

See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab Let’s hope that the company will fix them in future products in this series if it decides they are important. The hard disks were tested not partitioned in Intel Iometer, H2Benchw and AIDA32 tests as well as partitioned and formatted by regular operating system tools depending on a test type: Expect an external data transfer rate of Mbps and an internal data transfer rate of 75 Mbps.

Thus, our model under review demonstrates quite decent results in basic tests the best linear access time, good random access time for reading, and excellent data caching for random writing.

This results in the recording head never touching the surface of the disk, ultimately leading to much less wear and tear on the hard drive as opposed to other HDDs, meaning your drive is long lasting. At the same time, the new product is less economical than its predecessor WDBEVS with the same interface the specifications are correct: We will cover this item for 30 Days from the date of purchase. Watch list is full. Unfortunately, NCQ is of no help here.


Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVS 160GB Internal 5400RPM 2.5″ (WD1600BEVS) HDD

You may also like. It’s hard to tell what drove WD engineers to raise power consumption of Scorpio models from generation to generation while their competitors reduced it.

I have this drive rated excellent as this saved my laptop from the parts bin at the local computer store. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. It performs almost on the same level with Samsung M See details for full description. It has run with no problems since then. First of all, we are going to publish linear reading graphs click on them to see full-size diagrams.

Does the firmware really switch to more efficient caching of random write data, when quiet seek mode is activated? To start, they have used only top-quality material, such as a rigid stainless-steel top, which makes it about much more durable than average hard dd1600bevs.

However, despite all its drawbacks, the new WD product is very interesting and competitive.