Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 16MB 500GB
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to many bad sectors after 24 months
24 October 2014
Pros: Fast and quiet
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.
Summary: Guess it was my turn for a lemon after dozens of flawless WD HDs
Pros: Bought when on promo, previous Wd loyalty to a terrific brand, great products and no problems......B4 this one!!!
Cons: DEAD wont boot up , Not reconized in BIOS, nor as a USB device. heard a couple of clicks and that's it! More frustration on WD website trying to register to rma it. Not the right time of year for this to happen...
Pros: Past reviews, size and price made me select this drive as an additional drive for my notebook.
Cons: Unfortunately, this drive was DOA. Never recognized thru the operating system. Because I ordered this drive for my software company, I attempted to connect it to several different computers, under several different operating systems, all with the same result: DOA! The drive would spin up, but the o/s never sees it. New Egg is pretty good about their returns though, so I got an RMA for refund and am ordering a different brand of drive now.
Summary: Advanced format is not needed for drive smaller than 2TB. Programmer never use drives larger than 1TB, just because (1) these drives are not reliable, (2) it is easier to backup smaller drive, (3) no one need that huge space unless to record media, (4) programmers do not care about recording media as much as they care about not losing their program... Well, now we cannot find regular drive that are not "Advanced Format"! just another lemon from WD. 0 egg but 1 lemon..
Cons: Advanced format, and drive report normal format. I won't go over this what is wrong with WD in pushing these faulty drives. I thought it will be reporting the correct geomtry and Linux will treat the read/write correctly. It does not. See my other review for the WD5000BPVT drive.