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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 16MB 500GB

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 16MB 500GB

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Overall 2
2.0

to many bad sectors after 24 months

Anonymous, Newegg
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.
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2.0

Fail in 19 Months

Ajamu F., Newegg
18 August 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy

Karen K., Newegg
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Newegg is great!
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Hard drive failed less than one month in use.
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Overall 2
2.0

hmmmm

Stan O., Newegg
16 December 2013
  • 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...
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2.0

Failed after a few uses

Roland M., Newegg
14 August 2013
  • Pros: WD usually makes a good product.
  • Cons: This failed after a few start-ups. Tried in 3 different laptops with same result.
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2.0

DOA

Ralph W., Newegg
21 June 2013
  • 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.
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2.0

Won't Read

Fernando A., Newegg
9 May 2013
  • Summary: none.
  • Pros: Quick shipping. I'm sure these can be good drives if you get one that works.
  • Cons: I received a bad drive. Won't Read!
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2.0

Another Failed Drive

MARK B., Newegg
15 April 2013
  • Pros: Not much when the drive fails in about a month.
  • Cons: I'm not sure, but I seem to be replacing more WD drives as of late. This one died in about a months time.
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2.0

ah not again! another lemon!

BASSEM J., Newegg
15 March 2013
  • 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..
  • Pros: NONE
  • 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.
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2.0

Drive is toast

John L., Newegg
28 February 2013
  • Summary: The drive failed after just 5 months.
  • Pros: When it was working it was fine. :) Speed was good.
  • Cons: Drive failed.
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