Hard drives are used to store your vital data/information, including your pictures, videos, documents, and media files. These devices have been in the market for quite a long period of time due to their practicality, performance, and reliability. There are several brands that are known for designing and manufacturing Desktop Hard Drive, such as Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung, etc. But, WD storage drives are the most well-reputed devices due to their reliability. In this article, we will be reviewing the WD3200BEKT-08PVMT1 Western Digital 320GB drive.
- Standing Screen Display Size: 2.5-Inches
- Hard Drive: 320 GB
- RAM: 2000000 MB
- Wireless Type: Radio Frequency
- Company: Western Digital
- model Number: WD3200BEKT
- Hard Drive Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
- Flash Memory Size: 320
- Color: Black
- Dimensions (Inches): 3.94 x 2.75 x 0.37
- Item Weight: 3.73 ounces
- Hardware Platform: Linux, PC, Mac
The WD Scorpio 2.5-inch Black series hard drives were designed to bring computer-class performance into notebook systems. Having 7200 RPM of spindle speed, SATA 3 GB/s interface, and 16MB cache, you can observe this series of hard drives has the performance in mind. The performance is not that high enough as this black series sacrifices storage capacity and consumes comparatively more power at idle. The series is available in capacities up to 320GB, but that does not mean you cannot fit a ton of info on a 320 Gigabytes Black series.
The WD 3200BEKT-08PVMT1 320GB is sold under two-part numbers: WD3200BJKT, and WD3200BEKT. Only the BJKT models come with a sensor that can detect whenever the device is falling in less than 100 milliseconds to help avoid any data loss and damage. The free-fall sensor model has been color-coded by the brand, which makes a device easy to see to whom it is aimed.
WD’s mainstream devices are known as power-efficient, and high-performance devices are known as Black. Those looking for more performance can take a look at the Black Scorpio because it has a drive speed of 7,200 RPM and 16 MB cache memory. Talking about the storage capacity, it comes with a capacity of 320 Gigabytes. So, if you are looking for more storage capacity, you will need to sacrifice performance a little.
- High Performance for Notebook Computers
The WD Black Scorpio SATA 2.5-inch hard drive combines 7200 RPM speed and SATA interface to provide max performance output for notebook computers. Above all, this hard drive comes with a 5-year industry-leading limited warranty.
- High Performance
The high-performance hard drive with top-notch features is sure to please even the demanding notebook users.
- Photo and Video Editing
WD Scorpio offers industry-leading output when it comes to gaming and intensive video and photo editing.
No other storage device can match the output when it comes to reliability and performance.
Can function with Windows 7/XP/Vista/Linux, and Mac operating system
WD ShockGuard tech defends the hard drive platter and mechanics from shocks.
- Upgrading is Simple
Acronis TrueImage is available as a download on the Western Digital Support website, which enables a user to copy all of their info to the latest hard drive, so they do not have to reinstall the OS to get all the advantages of a new device.
- Company’s-certified packaging
All of the WD devices purchased from Harddiskdirect.com are shipped in the company’s-certified packaging. The storage drives are tested after manufacturing to make sure that they provide the required performance to the customers. With certified packaging, we make sure that your hard drive will be delivered protected and safely in an easy-open, nondescript package.
- The WD advantage
On average, every new device goes through testing for 600,000 hours. Also, the WD has a detailed knowledge base with more than 1,000 articles.
With skills like IntelliSeek (calculates optimum seek speeds) and SecurePark (reduces power by parking the heads while in lower power idle mode), the WD 3200BEKT-08PVMT1 320GB offers equivalent 5400 RPM power consumption in this drive. On the other hand, at idle, the WD 5400RPM Blue Scorpio 500GB consumes 0.85 Watts and 2.50 Watts under full load. This drive, which we are reviewing, idles at 0.95 Watts and does write/read at 2.10 Watts.
- I Had an older generation HP Laptop system which was using a failed hard drive. I bought this hard drive to be an exact replacement. I was highly surprised when it got fitted within 5 minutes due to the design. Now, it is functioning extremely well, and it was the perfect replacement having lower storage capacity.
- The WD is our preferred brand to be used in personal computers or external storage cases. Its size is handy for the OS, either Linux or Windows (even dual boot), specifically if you need to restore the hard drive from a backup. Also, its speed is noticeably quicker than the Caviar Blue. In the last 12 years, I don’t remember that a single WD drive has failed. That’s why I always buy a storage drive designed by the WD.
Western Digital’s 320GB SATA 3Gb/s hard drive is no doubt a perfect combination of performance and storage. It justifies its $120 to $150 price tag, and we have mentioned several of its vital features and specifications above. If you want to buy this hard drive or any other computer and IT-related hardware accessory, you can visit our online store Harddiskdirect.com. We have a number of tech devices listed at affordable prices.