WD's Scorpio Blue 1 TB notebook hard drive gets benchmarked

By Shawn Knight
Aug 3, 2011
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  1. Western Digital’s new 1 TB Scorpio Blue 9.5mm, 2.5-inch mobile hard drive which launched less than two weeks ago has already been analyzed and benchmarked by the crew over at…

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  2. "I don’t think anybody would argue that solid state drives are where the storage industry is headed"

    Either that's a mis-print and you meant to say "aren't" or I would strongly disagree and say that SSDs are Exactly where the industry is headed. Be careful of your negatives ^^
  3. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    he said it right... "solid state drives 'are' where the industry is headed"
  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    what about the access time, of all the tests, they failed to report the access time.

    i for one would like to see Seagate's Momentus XT line (hybrid SSD) to make it into the 1TB arena.
  5. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 523   +9

    Pretty sure he has it right
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Huh?

    He said he doesn't think nobody would argue (as in, against) that SSDs is where the storage industry is headed. I think you got it wrong...
  7. herpaderp

    herpaderp TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 159

    Wait...what? That newegg link posted is for the 12.5mm tall drive, and I can't find the 9.5mm one. Are they supposed to be priced the same, and I just can't find it, or will the new one replace the older, larger one?
  8. I actually like less data density in mobile drives because based on the results of the 2TB+ desktop drives the reliability falls off the cliff past a certain capacity.

    It also could be that the drive quality is decreasing for all major vendors these days.
  9. !he said it right... "solid state drives 'are' where the industry is headed""

    No, he said nobody would argue a point that that's where the industry is headed.

    "I don’t think anybody would argue that solid state drives are where the storage industry is headed"

    If I break that into two parts
    "solid state drives are where the storage industry is headed"
    which is preceded by
    "I don’t think"

    If you said - "I would argue that solid state drives are where the storage industry is headed", then what you're saying is that you agree with the point that SSDs are where things are headed. ('Argue' in this context means to promote the following point, not to disagree with it).
    He said he doesn't think people would do that, which means he doesn't think people would argue that point, which means they don't think SSDs are where things are headed.

    And the guy seems pretty bright so I don't think that's what he meant ^^
    Anyways enough of me being a language Nazi, the story is still pretty interesting. And storage size of that magnitude in a portable laptop is pretty awesome, especially if you have 2 drive bays in your laptop. Having an SSD in one as a boot drive and then a large HDD as a secondary storage drive would make a great combo.


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