Western Digital WD6400BPVT 640GB Hard Disk Drive
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Western Digital WD6400BPVT 640GB Hard Drive SATA 3GBPS 5.4K Refurbished

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WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue 640 Gigabyte (GB) Hard Disk Drive Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 5.4K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 3 Gigabytes Per Second (Gb/s) Small Form Factor (SFF) Cache 2.5inch Internal | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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Product Details of the Western Digital WD6400BPVT 640GB HDD SATA 3GBPS

In the realm of digital storage solutions, the Western Digital WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue 640GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) stands as a noteworthy contender. This versatile storage device combines a substantial capacity of 640 gigabytes with cutting-edge technologies such as Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA), 5.4K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), 3 Gigabytes Per Second (Gb/s) transfer speed, and a Small Form Factor (SFF) design, making it an attractive choice for various computing needs. In this detailed exploration, we will dissect the key features of this HDD, shedding light on its performance, design, and overall utility. The Western Digital WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue HDD is part of the renowned Scorpio Blue series, which has garnered acclaim for delivering reliable and high-capacity storage solutions. With a generous storage capacity of 640 gigabytes, users can store a vast amount of data, including documents, multimedia files, applications, and more. This HDD is designed to cater to the needs of both casual users and professionals requiring substantial storage for their digital assets.

Understanding Hard Drives

Before we dive into the specifics of the WD6400BPVT, it's essential to understand the basics of hard drives.5.4K RPM Revolutions Per Minute A hard drive is a data storage device that stores digital data on rapidly rotating disks with magnetic. It's a non-volatile memory, meaning it retains data even when the power is turned off. Hard drives have been the primary choice for storage in personal computers and laptops for many years.

  • Hard Disk Drives (HDDs): These drives use spinning platters to read and write data. They have been around for decades and are known for their reliability.
  • Solid-State Drives (SSDs): SSDs, on the other hand, use NAND flash memory for data storage. They are faster, more durable, and energy-efficient compared to HDDs, but they tend to be more expensive for the same amount of storage.
Introducing the WD6400BPVT

The Western Digital WD6400BPVT is an HDD, which means it relies on spinning platters to store data. Let's break down the name and specifications to understand what this particular hard drive has to offer

Key FeaturesSATA Interface for Enhanced Connectivity

The SATA interface plays a pivotal role in facilitating high-speed data transfer between the HDD and the computer. The Western Digital WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue employs SATA, a widely adopted interface that ensures compatibility with a broad range of devices. This interface is known for its efficiency in data transmission, contributing to a seamless user experience.

Optimized RPM for Balanced Performance

Operating at 5.4K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), this HDD strikes a balance between speed and power consumption. The 5.4K RPM ensures that data access and retrieval are swift, enhancing the overall performance of the storage device. This feature is particularly beneficial for users engaging in tasks that demand quick data access, such as video editing, gaming, and multitasking.

Swift Data Transfers with 3Gb/s Speed

The Western Digital WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue boasts an impressive data transfer speed of 3 Gigabytes Per Second (Gb/s). This high-speed connectivity is crucial for tasks that involve large file transfers, such as backing up data, and moving multimedia content. The 3Gb/s speed significantly reduces the time required for data-intensive operations, contributing to increased productivity.

Compact Design with Small Form Factor (SFF)

The Small Form Factor (SFF) design of this HDD adds to its appeal, especially for users with space constraints or those seeking to build compact systems. The 2.5-inch form factor makes it an ideal choice for laptops, ultrabooks, and other devices where space optimization is essential. Despite its compact size, the WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue doesn't compromise on performance or storage capacity.

Efficient Data Caching

The inclusion of a cache in the design of this HDD enhances its overall efficiency. The cache acts as a temporary storage buffer, storing frequently accessed data and reducing access times. This results in improved responsiveness and a smoother user experience, especially during repetitive tasks or when dealing with large datasets.

Performance Analysis

The Western Digital WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue excels not only in terms of specifications but also in performance and reliability. The combination of its optimized RPM, high-speed SATA interface, and efficient caching mechanism ensures that users experience consistent and reliable performance across various applications and workloads. Furthermore, Western Digital is a renowned name in the storage industry, known for producing reliable and durable hardware. The Scorpio Blue series, including the WD6400BPVT model, is no exception. Users can trust this HDD to safeguard their valuable data and deliver consistent performance over the long term.

Use Cases and ApplicationsLaptop and Ultrabook Upgrades

The compact form factor and high storage capacity make the WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue an excellent choice for upgrading laptops and ultrabooks. Users can enjoy increased storage space without sacrificing portability, making it an ideal solution for professionals and students who require ample storage on the go.

Multimedia Storage

With 640 gigabytes of storage, this HDD is well-suited for storing multimedia content such as high-definition videos, music libraries, and large photo collections. Its optimized RPM ensures smooth playback and quick access to multimedia files, enhancing the entertainment experience for users.

Productivity and Workstation Applications

Professionals engaged in data-intensive tasks, such as video editing, graphic design, and 3D rendering, will benefit from the WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue's high-speed data transfer and efficient caching. The reliability of Western Digital's storage solutions ensures that critical data is safe and accessible when needed.

Pros and Cons

Let's summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the Western Digital WD6400BPVT


  • Adequate storage capacity for most users.
  • Power-efficient and suitable for laptops.
  • ShockGuard technology enhances durability.
  • WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise and vibrations.
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.


  • Moderate data transfer speed.
  • Not suitable for high-demand tasks like gaming or video editing.
  • Limited storage capacity for extensive media collections.
General Information for the Western Digital WD6400BPVT Hard Drive
  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Part Number or SKU# WD6400BPVT
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
Technical Information
  • Capacity: 640 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch (SFF)
  • Cache: 8 MB
  • Average Seek Time: 12 ms
  • Spindle Speed: 5400 RPM
  • Acoustic (Min performance and volume): 2.6 Bel
  • Acoustic (Max performance and volume): 2.6 Bel
  • Required Power for Spinup: 500 mA

Power Requirements

  • Power Required (Seek): 2.5 Watts
  • Power Required (Idle): 2.0 Watts
  • Power Required (Standby): 0.25 Watts

Finally, the Western Digital WD6400BPVT Scorpio Blue stands out as a compelling choice for individuals and professionals seeking a reliable and capacious storage solution. With its 640 Gigabyte capacity, SATA interface, 5.4K RPM, 3 Gb/s transfer speed, SFF, 2.5-inch internal design, and cache feature, it addresses the diverse needs of modern computing environments. Whether employed in laptops or other compact devices, the WD6400BPVT's blend of performance, efficiency, and durability makes it a noteworthy player in the competitive landscape of hard disk drives. Considered part of Western Digital's Scorpio Blue series, this HDD represents a commitment to quality and innovation, contributing to a seamless and efficient computing experience for users across various domains.

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