The Western Digital WD3200BEVT internal HDD is a 2.5-inch internal hard drive that is suitable for notebooks. This Western Digital 320 GB drive features a SATA interface with data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps, enabling quick file transfer. The Western Digital WD3200BEVT has an 8 MB cache memory that allows you to quickly search for files. With the help of the Whisper drive technology, this Western Digital 320 GB drive operates silently. Moreover, the ShockGuard technology of this internal HDD protects it even when it falls. The Western Digital WD3200BEVT has an Advanced formatting feature that enables the drive to read and write more data into the same available space.
240 of 244 people found the following review helpful
First of all, there used to be two product listings for this hard drive, both identical except for the ASIN numbers. One was listed as the stand alone, the other was listed in the Western Digital Scorpio Blue page with the pull-down menu that has all the different sized drives in the series. I have no idea what the difference is. Amazon, for some reason, took down the 500 GB listing from the pull-down menu and it now has it's own page. Odd they chose that direction. It would have made more sense
to remove the individual listing.Ok, this is for PS3 owners/upgraders. This drive fits the PS3 wonderfully and runs nice and cool with no issues. For the price you can't go wrong. I have the 40 GB PS3 (Spider Man 3 bundle) and have the data (saves + install) of about 10 games and I was running out of space. I did a lot of research of the various SATA 2.5" laptop hard drives available.
185 of 189 people found the following review helpful
I bought the new MacBook Aluminum (13" - Late 2008), with the 160GB hard drive, which quickly fell short to my storage demands. While on the market for an upgrade hard drive, I came across the WD 500GB Scorpio Blue and hesitant at first (I could not find anywhere a post which would guarantee that it would work with my MB), I decided to go for it. Upon receiving my hard drive, I ran the Time Machine on my MB, switched the OEM hard drive for this beauty (it took about 15 mins.), installed Leopard
from the DVD that came with my MB, and then restored from the most recent TM backup (installing the OS took about 10 mins, and restoring the backup took about 2 hrs - it was a 140GB backup!). So far, I've had no problems whatsoever using the drive. It is very quiet, does not heat up excesively (comparable actually to the original hard drive), and now I have a MB with a 500GB drive!
125 of 133 people found the following review helpful
PLUSES: It's large, quiet, fast. It easily and perfectly fits where a 20-40-60-80 GB, 2.5" SATA drive would, including in a PS3.MINUSES: You may be able to find larger drives but not everyone may need more.Of course, it's no longer 'the biggest' but I knew that a couple of months ago, when I upgraded my PS3. I also figured that, since I have no plans of storing a movie library, 320 GB would carry me for the next couple of years. After that, it's likely that I'd be buying the next generation game
/multimedia machine.Advice to the PS3 upgraders from someone who, after some hesitation, actually did it:- Go for the highest capacity. If it's a 2.5" SATA and you can afford it you should probably go with it. I already replaced my original PS3 drive with a 320GB but my formerly 60GB laptop has a 500GB 2.5" WD SATA now.- If you need to format this drive or any drive to Fat32, the best utility I found was FAT32FORMAT.