Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB review

Speedy 750GB notebook drive packing quite a punch

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Both Western Digital's WD WD7500BPKT Scorpio Black and Toshiba's MK7559GSXP share the same 750GB capacity and Advanced Sector Formatting (ASF) technology.

But the Scorpio Black has a spin speed of 7,200rpm and 16MB of cache. Compared to the Toshiba's 5,400rpm spin speed and just 8MB cache, the Scorpio Black has much better burst speed performance.

That said though, both the Toshiba 750GB and Toshiba 1TB drives are much better value.

Burst speed performance

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Random access performance

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Price per gigabyte

Western digital scorpio black 750gb

Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer16 MB
Product FamilyBlack
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/300
Brand NameWD
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity750 GB
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, China RoHS
Height9.5 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100.2 mm
ManufacturerWestern Digital Corporation
Product ModelWD7500BPKT
Product NameWD Black WD7500BPKT Hard Drive
Package TypeBulk
Product LineBlack
Manufacturer Part NumberWD7500BPKT
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.wdc.com
Marketing InformationWD BLACK™
Mobile Hard Drives

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. These 2.5-inch mobile drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)113.4 g