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Western Digital's WD5000BEVT laptop hard drive is a high-performance device with SATA 3Gb/s interface, 8MB cache.

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Pros

low price (around $75 online in May 2010)

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standard 9.5mm height despite large capacity of 500GB - great for upgrading laptops

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SATA 3Gb/s interface

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very quiet operation in all modes, no clicking noises either

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8MB drive cache

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very fast: maximum internal data transfer rate of 97 MBps, burst transfer rate of 300 MBps

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good storage capacity for use with a large number of applications and media files

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made by Western Digital - the leader in consumer mechanical storage, great support / RMA service / warranty

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Cons

SATA interface won't fit older laptops or external HDD enclosures with PATA interface only

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not as fast, physically resilient or silent as a solid state disk

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Western Digital's WD5000BEVT laptop hard drive is a high-performance device with SATA 3Gb/s interface, 8MB cache, and 5400 rpm rotational speed. The drive is very quiet in both idle and read/write modes, and due to its standard drive height of 9.5mm it is an ideal upgrade for most laptops.

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