WD Blue 1TB Mobile Hard Disk Drive Review
Dynamite comes in small 2,5” packages…
What’s in the box:
- 1 x WD Blue 1TB Mobile Hard Disk Drive
- Improves PC performance when paired with an SSD
- Storage Capacity up to 6TB
- Free WD Acronis True Image to upgrade & backup with ease
- Capacity: 1 TB
- Interface: SATA
- Dimensions (L X W X H): 3.94″ x 2.75″ x 0.28″
- Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
- Disk Speed (RPM): 5400rpm
- Cache: 8MB
- Warranty: 2 Year
- Hardware Interface: SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Design and Build:
Don’t let its size fool you, this 2.5” can tussle with the big boys any day!
The build is small and compact, perfect for laptops and notebooks. Besides the obvious 2.5: size factor, this Blue is lightweight and very easy on the eyes… It has that unique appeal to it due to its small size.
To date my WD drives have lived and performed for years after their supposed due dates. As always proof of the high quality components that goes into these drives.
Average power requirements(W):
- Read/Write: 1.5
- Idle: 0.5
- Standby and Sleep: 0.16
Data transfer rate (max)
- Interface speed: 6 Gb/s
- Cache (MB): 128
- Performance Class: 5400 RPM
- Average drive ready time (sec): 2.8
Not bad numbers considering she is no SSD, but what she is, is the perfect companion for your SSD, increasing your storage capacity without sacrificing too much speed.
Featuring a massive Cache limit and super-fast ready time makes this one HDD to want to have!
Temperature (°C, on the base casting):
- Operating: 0 to 60
- Non-operating: -40 to 65
Given that laptops get quite hot with all those parts tucked in together tightly, you can rest assured that this little Blue will maintain its composure through.
- Idle: 19
- Seek (average): 21
Another unfortunate side effect that laptops tend to have is noisy. Given how compact they are and how close and personal you get with your laptop the sounds generated from it can be quite loud at times all things considered.
Above you can see that what they offer is quite silent and putting it to the test proved just that.
MGR Gaming’s Conclusions:
Owning one of these beauties will surely increase your performance and user experience drastically. Offering silent but pure performance always goes hand in hand, and this is exactly what is offered here. The high cache limit is more than impressive, and makes those sweet transfer rates look even better.
An absolute perfect stand in when an SSD is not an option.
Date: 30 July 2017
Brand: Western Digital