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WD Scorpio Blue 160GB EIDE 8MB Cache 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM


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  • Massive capacity - Whether they are in an external drive or a notebook computer, WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch drives offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems like Windows Vista, plus plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video
  • Fast and Efficient - With 5400 RPM spin speed - even the most demanding customer will appreciate the performance achieved by WD Scorpio Blue drives
  • 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
  • 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.
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Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight118 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 1.2 cm
Item model numberWD1600BEVE
Processor Count1
Hard Drive Size160 GB
Voltage5 volts
Wattage2.5 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB000RH3W9M
Best Sellers Rank 72,951 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight118 g
Date First Available4 April 2008
  
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This 2
5-inch hard drive offers high-performance, low-power storage for portable digital devices of all kinds

 
 Product Description WD Scorpio WD1600BEVE - hard drive - 160 GB - ATA-100 
 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 160 GB 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Philip on 3 Aug. 2009
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Now, to begin with I'm not a techie type, but I saw a demonstration of the CMS transfer kit on You-Tube: CMS Data & Operating System transfer Kit for PATA/SATA Notebook Drivesit looked straightforward so decided to give it a go. I'm upgrading a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop with 60G hard drive, purchased in Feb 2006. First, I checked the PC spec on the Dell website by entering the service tag - the disk spec wasn't helpful, but I saw that the controllers were Intel IDE/ATA so I knew that I needed an ATA (or PATA) replacement. I thought that this Western Digital Scorpio drive was great value and was received amazingly well-packaged from Amazon, so don't worry on that score. In the CMS Data Transfer kit you get an aluminium enclosure, USB to mini-USB cable, USB to 9 volt cable (in case your PC can't supply enough power via the normal USB - I didn't need this), Data Transfer (also called BounceBack) software and even a screwdriver. The circuit board inside the enclosure is cleverly designed to take a SATA drive at one end (short, wide connector block) and an ATA drive at the other. (longer, narrow connector) You need to use controlled force to push the drive into the ATA connector, but just support the drive and block and push until the pins disappear into the block. One thing that the instructions don't tell you is that there are two "spare" pins which don't connect. Once you have the drive properly pushed home, it should sit on the board with the rubber edge of the SATA connector flush against the drive case end - if it doesn't, the drive/board unit won't go back into the enclosure.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L J Broughton on 12 Aug. 2009
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I bought this as a direct replacement/upgrade for the 40Gb WD HD in my wife's Dell laptop. It's only been in a few weeks, but as this is the most vulnerable time it seems that it will work OK. It is very quiet and fast, so no operational problems, and it's a relief to have more space when we are trying to edit video.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dave Fandango on 13 Nov. 2009
Bought this to replace an OEM Fujitsu 60gb from my old Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. Very easy to install, Couple of screws and replace the dell IDE adapter onto the new drive, slide back in and you're away. Works fine with Windows 7. Made an image of my old system with TrueImage onto an external USB drive before swapping the drives and restoring the image onto the WD. Bought the IOMAX HD enclosure to house the old 60gb to use as a handy passport drive. Happy with my new drive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Godfrey on 22 Sept. 2009
I bought this as a result of my laptop's hard disk starting to make rather dubious noises after about 4 years of heavy usage. It's a great little price for a speedy drive (I think my boot time has nearly been cut in half) and unless I put my head on the laptop casing I can't hear the drive at all (to be fair though the internal fan kicks out a fair bit of noise !). Like Rowan Tree I used the free Easeus Partition Manager to clone my drive (I bought the above Amazon deal that comes with a USB enclosure) and also to repartition the drive to use all the space on this new larger drive. All of which (without sounding too much like a plug for Easeus !) was insanely easy to use and managed to do everything without reading the documentation (although that's probably a risky thing to do !) ....

Anyway a solid speedy drive, and to be honest for how little extra the 250GB model is I probably, in hind sight, would've gone with that model.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Annabel S on 15 Oct. 2009
Once you get a working version of this HDD it does exactly what it says on the tin. I used it to upgrade a 5-year old Toshiba from it's original 40GB HDD. Now I've got lots more space and the new drive seems to run slightly cooler than the original.

But I'm giving this HDD only 2 stars because the first one to be delivered did not work, and the Western Digital technical support (which I contacted because I thought the problem might be with my ancient laptop) was completely useless and a waste of time.

WD say that they aim to respond to technical support enquiries within 'one working day' but actually it took 4 days, and the answer was a non-answer telling me to contact my laptop manufacturer and enclosure manufacturer to sort things out. Meanwhile when I gave the same problem description to a real expert he said the drive was obviously faulty. The Amazon returns system worked well and so I soon got another drive.

The HDD was very well packaged but you just get the drive, no spare screws, no spare jumpers (which apparently you may need for use in an external enclosure depending on which page on the WD site you are looking at) and no leaflet showing beginners how to install it.

Also no CD with software to help you partition and transfer data, but you can download a special free version of 'Acronis True Image' from the WD website which is supposed to work if there is a Western Digital drive attached somewhere to your computer. The bad news is this WD-edition Acronis software does not work properly so it is best to download a free trial of the latest Acronis which is wonderful.

In the end upgrading your HDD is well worth it - but it you haven't done it before take care to print out some instructions before you start.
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