Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2500JD
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Not All Drives Are The Same!!!!
24 March 2014
Summary: I just thought I would add this!!! I have been trying to figure out how long I have had my oldest drive, and looking this drive up and zooming in on view (it says 2005) I realize I have had this drive for roughly 9 years!!. It could be longer it could be shorter, but if you ask me it's pretty damn good. So buying a drive and it failing does not mean it is a crap drive, it means " that one was " so... not all drives are the same!!
Summary: This is exactly what I needed! Unfortunately once I got it installed I found that the power supply for the computer was blown. They were courteous and even though I ordered days before Christmas I received this sooner than I thought. Perfect!
Summary: I got this in the mail brand new and put it in my dell desktop and the thing doesn't even work. I tried switching all the cables and still nothing. I definitely won't be buying western digital anymore.
Summary: This drive came in my iMac and after less than 3 years it died. It was working fine one day, the next day it made a clicking sound and my computer would not boot-up. Less than 3 years of home use is a waist of money. So if you use western digital back up often, so you won't loose all your data like I did. 22,000 hours till failure inexcusable! Well it cost me over $500 to replace the drive, so save your money don't buy this drive.
Summary: I installed it with ease. No problems at all it worked well no bad sectors on the hard drive I used the speed fan monitoring tool and used the smart analyzer and found nothing wrong with the hard drive
Excerpt: "I bought this drive because of the brand name, and I have not been disappointed with it. The data transfer rates are great, definitely faster than my other WD800JB drives. The temperature never goes above 35C. It is easy to install, and unlike other drives over 137Gb, Windows XP did recognise and format it all properly. It took 3 hrs to format, and its working fine. The price is very reasonable too, overall it is a good bargain! Note that ...
Pros: Huge capacity, SATA, easy to install, reliable brand name, generally fast all round
Summary: Dachte ich hätte eine gute HDD ersteigert. Im Nachhinein leider ein Fehlkauf, da die Platte beim Hochfahren des System´s (WIN 7) leider manchmal nicht erkannt wird. Unter WIN-XP wird sie überhaupt nicht erkannt und es ist auch kein Formatieren möglich. Aus dem Grunde gegen eine Seagate ausgetauscht. Diese läuft ohne Beanstandung.