Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB
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Good & Bad
10 July 2015
Summary: Like it - but hesitant about purchasing anymore Western Digital products. The "customer service" seems to have forgotten how to really assist customers. Tech support is accusatory if not downright hostile. I built repair PC's, many of my customers have horror story experiences with WD.
Great value, but failed after 5 months of normal use.
Frank Wassner "fw2004", Amazon
17 May 2015
Summary: I had to downgrade my rating and change my review of this drive because it has failed, only 5 months after I installed it. Unfortunately, the drive is not covered by WD warranty, and not eligible for return/replacement by the seller. Fortunately, it only cost $25, so no big loss.
Summary: Talk about a bubble wrap pack job. These bad boys would probably survive if they fell from 30,000 ft. Good work goHardDrive.
Pros: All my fault. In my exhausted state I didn't even bother to check if these were SATA. Shot out an email to goHardDive day after delivery and and got a response next day with label attached along with a full refund. Smoothest RMA I have ever accomplished.
Summary: I had to go to theW ESTERN DIGITAL site,to get software,to format this drive.I had to search ,on my own,after trial,and error,throwing away the first one I ordered,because it said it couldn't download windows,because it doesn't accept gpt format.WESTERN DIGITAL doesn't imform people,about their site...
Summary: Both hard drives were. S.M.A.R.T problem. One hard drive was replaced and also was bad also with the same problem. Looks like they were not new (despite as was advertized). According to manufacture label it was made in 2005 and not under manufacture warranty.
Barring An Initial Hiccup, All is Right with the World
Thomas A. Swilling, Amazon
28 March 2015
Summary: I know what people say about 5-star ratings and rave reviews, but in this case, both the product and the seller (Finity India in California) deserve the 5-star rating, even though I initially had problems. When I received the product, the drive was defective. It would not run at all.