Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 16MB 500GB
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Daniel J., Newegg
12 January 2015
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...
Pros: Worked well while it worked. Increased speed over the original drive.
Cons: I put this into a laptop for my brother last Christmas to help him get ready for college. He was able to use it for a while, but now college is right around the corner and the drive died. I tried many different options to recover the data and reactivate the drive but to no avail. I don't know if ...