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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT
8.1 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT

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Overall 6
6.0

"ticking" at a little over 14 months

Edward D., Newegg
27 September 2014
  • Summary: Back up your data
  • Pros: Exactly what it claims to be. No issues up to about 1 year.
  • Cons: The death tick started at about 12 months and I doubt it will last much longer. It's a shame, I typically swear by WD.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Joseph B., Newegg
14 July 2014
  • Pros: Disc arrived ok and it worked when I installed it.
  • Cons: Way too long to ship!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked for a while

Glenn M., Newegg
30 October 2013
  • Pros: This HDD worked great at first. It did run a little hot but not enough to worry me.
  • Cons: In the last few weeks the drive has started to make a random grinding noise. Sometimes it makes the noise a couple of times a day and other times I won't hear it for a week or so. This could be a one-off problem or it could be endemic to the line. A sample of one is not enough to say. WD does hav...
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Overall 6
6.0

2 out of 4 faulty

CHRIS S., Newegg
22 October 2013
  • Summary: All drives do this no matter the manufacture.
  • Pros: Purchased as part of an "edge storage" project that doesn't need fast drives. Large and reasonably priced.
  • Cons: out of the 4 I purchased, 2 died within a week. Crashed my RAID5 setup but thankfully I did not deploy yet as I usually require a 15 day "break in" period.
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Overall 6
6.0

drive failure

Kevin K., Newegg
10 August 2013
  • Pros: Fast. Large storage space. Form Factor.
  • Cons: Died within 3 months. I began to have issues the past few weeks and today the drive died completely. It is accesible for a short time but windows then shuts off access to it. This drive was filled with a LOT of data for work, school, and game saves. Since it is beyond 30 days I don't think newegg...
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Overall 6
6.0

WD Black 750GB

Anonymous, Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Summary: This drive is an awesome hard drive. During the course of usage, I was very impressed with its speed and reliability during most applications. However, it died on me in a short amount of time, but is my first ever Western Digital hard drive failure. Currently sent an RMA...
  • Pros: -Quick drive, much better performance than blue and green drives -Small form factor -Reliable brand
  • Cons: -Died on me in less than two months (died two months from the date of purchase actually)
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Overall 6
6.0

Lost Confidence follow up

John D., Newegg
10 May 2013
  • Summary: Had to get the 3rd replacement from WD. Beware the egg 30 day return starts from the purchase date of the ORIGINAL. Does not include replacements. WD did not charge return shipping. Using a laptop drive over 500GB at 7200Rpm judging by reviews from others it seems to be a touch and go situation.
  • Pros: At least the 3rd one works directly from WD
  • Cons: Not using it in the laptop as intended. Under test as a desktop drive until it proves itself. Would not trust it as a backup drive at this stage.
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Overall 6
6.0

nice while it lasted

David H., Newegg
7 December 2012
  • Summary: WD product registration and RMA process is one of the easiest, no hassle systems I've used. Pay close attention to drive performance & characteristics. Don't delay in determining a drive failure or you risk losing your data. I suspected mine going downhill when I heard occasional clicks.
  • Pros: Fast, highest capacity for 7200 RPM drives at this time
  • Cons: Started having defects a little more than a year after frequent use (slowed down a lot, bad sectors, clicking)
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Blocks after 1 yr.

Nils M., Newegg
23 October 2012
  • Summary: I'm not giving this a horrible review because it can happen to anyone, but the fact is, that this particular drive that I got is not reliable in the long term.
  • Pros: large fast drive
  • Cons: Started showing bad blocks after just one year of use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems after 5 weeks

Christopher P., Newegg
4 October 2012
  • Summary: Bought the drive to install in a 2010 MacBook, which went without a glitch. Worked fine for the first month, then the machine slowed to a crawl, and failed to reboot, spitting I/O errors on the console. Disk Utility and TechTool report volume errors.
  • Pros: Worked as advertised, good price for the capacity, and no problems with installation.
  • Cons: Started getting I/O errors after about 5 weeks of use. When I registered the drive with WD they indicate that it's outside the region in which it originally shipped.
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