Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 16MB 500GB
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Victor C., Newegg
10 August 2015
Summary: I just ordered two 3T WD desktop drives (model 3003FZEX), to use as backup for my documents and video storage.
Pros: I only buy WD Black drives now because of the 5 year Warranty. They usually last me 7 years. In heavy use other Manufacture's drives seem to die the day after the warranty is up. I bought this drive in July 2012. I've only used it in a USB Dock for monthly incremental Backups. I finally cloned it...
Cons: For 2 days it was fantastic, and then it completely died. I called today and they will be sending me a replacement.
Pros: Bought this to stick in my ASUS laptap to replace the old 5400 to speed things up a bit, its been in this laptop for about a year and a half now and have no complaints. I have been loyal to Western Digital drives for years and have only had one dud sent to me by newegg, which they replaced prompt...
Cons: Got it with my Lenovo y570 Ideapad. After about 1.5 years of using its started bad sectors I tired many low level format many times but bad sectors keep increasing. Its dead now. I don't recommend it.
Pros: was a great drive that was almost snappy like a ssd,
Cons: had this in my work laptop that replaced an old WD black, only lasted almost a year today before it started failing. smart says ok but drive test and read/writes failed, couldnt even clone this drive so i now have to reload everything already requested an RMA
Pros: Other than Newegg does not support RMA after 30 days from purchase and the dead drive itself, the service on the Western Digital 800 support line was excellent. I just spoke to the WD support guy and he RMA'd the drive immediately and also included UPS shipping, so no cost to me other than some l...
Summary: Back up your stuff, people. You don't think losing your stuff could happen to you, but it will, and almost always at the wrong time.
Pros: Fast, quiet, low power consumption, easy installation
Cons: It died an early death. Purchased in Dec 2012 and installed in a Dell 1525 laptop to replace a Seagate 120GB drive (which was used heavily for more than three years and still works swell). As for the WD, I probably only got a true 6 months of use out of this device. Very very disappointing. Fortu...