Performance Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: The Scorpio WD2500BEVS performed quite well. We were very happy with its performance compared to the Toshiba 5400RPM 2.5" drive. And we were pleasantly surprised with how its performance still looked pretty good in comparison to a 7200RPM 3.5" desktop hard drive. Considering the Scorpio WD2500BEVS is a 5400RPM 2.5"drive, we were left with a very good impression overall.
If you want one of the largest capacities available in a 2.5" hard drive, then you will have to consider the Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS. And that is a good thing, based on how well the drive performed. We would use the Scorpio WD2500BEVS to replace the drive in our Toshiba Portege M400 without hesitation, more so for the performance gain than the capacity increase in our case.
Without testing more mobile hard drives, we can't definitively say the Scorpio WD2500BEVS is a top performer, but we do know that if maximizing storage space without sacrificing performance is your concern, then the Scorpio WD2500BEVS should suit your needs quite well. Plus, it will do so quietly. We barely heard a peep out of the drive during all of our testing. Another factor we always like to note is the length of a product's warranty, and in this case, we are happy to report that Western Digital backs its Scorpio line with 3 years of coverage.
The WD2500BEVS is currently the largest Scorpio drive offered by Western Digital, and as we mentioned earlier, it is one of the highest capacity 2.5" hard drives on the market. Unfortunately, that means that you need to have a big budget to afford one. The high-end of 2.5" drive pricing hovers around $220. This drive costs around $190. For about $90-100 less, however, you can get a 160GB version of this drive. With that said, we can easily recommend the Western Digital Scorpio line based on our experience. If you know you need the large capacity offered by the Scorpio WD2500BEVS specifically, go for it - this is a great drive. If you don't need all that storage space in your laptop though, save a bundle by going with the 160GB version.
• Great performance
• Lots of storage in little HDD
• 3-year warranty