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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 16MB 500GB
7.8 out of 10

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 4
4.0

Failed 5 Times on me

Mehrdad A., Newegg
2 January 2015
  • Pros: Drive is overall a good drive if you don't read/write alot. Fast write speeds
  • Cons: Failed me 5 times in my macbook pro "13
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Overall 4
4.0

fairly quick while it lasted

Austin W., Newegg
29 September 2014
  • 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
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Overall 4
4.0

Works until it dies too soon

Glenn P., Newegg
29 September 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Only lasted about 7 months

Zachary E., Newegg
24 August 2014
  • 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 ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Quit Working

Zachary E., Newegg
23 August 2014
  • Pros: Worked well while it was working. Relatively fast for being 3 gb/s
  • Cons: I upgraded my brothers computer with this drive to help him get ready for college. I gave this to him for Christmas last year. He was able to do everything to prepare, but now college is right around the corner and the drive died. I tried everything I could to recover it but to no avail. 90 Day w...
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after 18months

brian h., Newegg
2 December 2013
  • Summary: nice mobile sata drive but even with a 5 year warranty it didn't make it a year and a half. The RMA is now in process so kudo's to WD for at least taking this brick back and replacing it....but it won't replace my data.
  • Pros: Slim, quiet, good amount of space, 7200 RPM, didn't get too hot in system. 5 year warranty. Worked well when it worked
  • Cons: didn't last 18months on light to medium use in laptop. data unrecoverable due to full lockup (won't even register as a drive in another OS\system)
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Overall 4
4.0

crashed after 9 months

michel l., Newegg
3 October 2013
  • Summary: If everything goes well wit the warranty with WD, Ill change my review to 3 eggs.
  • Pros: 7200RPM good price for the size 5 years warranty (yay)
  • Cons: As said in the title it stopped working after 9 months of LIGHT usage. The HDD is not detected by computer anymore (tried 2 different PC).
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Overall 4
4.0

Dead in 3 days

Nathan L., Newegg
18 February 2013
  • Summary: I've had very good luck with WD drives over the years, but I really should have paid more attention to the other reviews on this particular drive. It does run louder than most drives, which isn't a big deal for me, and it seems to run hotter, which may have caused the failure.
  • Pros: It's pretty.
  • Cons: Replaced HDD in my laptop, installed Win7, booted and ran fine for a couple of hours - then suddenly shut itself off. Rebooted, no boot device found. Waited an hour, and it's back. Ran for another two days, shut itself off again... and now it just sits there clacking at me. On the rare occasion i...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nach 2 Tagen hat sie sen Geist aufgegeben...

Dariusz Oleksy, Amazon
4 May 2014
  • Summary: Die Festplatte war gut aber leider hat sie nach 2 Tagen den Geist aufgegeben... musste sie leider zurückschicken, schade eigentlich
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
12 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Hitachi самый дешёвый 250gb, 5400rpm работает с 2008 года круглосуточно, никаких проблем, плата чистая, ошибок нет. WD через неделю заскрипел! зря потраченные деньги.
  • Pros: нет битых секторов, смарт дефектов не нашёл
  • Cons: ужасные скрипы (скрежеты) в простое. один скрип примерно раз в 10 минут. прироста производительности особо не заметно по сравнению с 5400rpm. надёжность винта под огромным сомнением, контактные площадки платы начинают чернеть, в дальнейшем гнить, и это за 4 месяца работы.
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