Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT
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mike r., Newegg
2 November 2014
Summary: Using this in an ext case for movies. I have it on a G-box MX2, and keep moving it to and fro.....uploading movies and such. I don't smack it around, and treat it nice...so far it has returned the favor.
Pros: No issues left. Western Digital has usually worked well for me.
Cons: Hasn't died yet. Knock on wood. Any hard drive can crash at any time, just go easy on the stuff.....
Summary: Newegg has always given me stellar service and speed. I have had a perfect experience with these HDDs.
Pros: I own four of these installed in two different Alienware laptops. After well over a year, all four are still going strong. They are as fast as any other mechanical drives that I have ever owned. I find them to be very reliable.
Summary: I bought this drive to pretty much prove Microsoft wrong (Very easy to do), I was getting several crashes with Windows 8 Pro, so I bought a new Disk, HDD and installed it fresh, problems started again. They then stated it was a hardware issue.
Pros: Almost silent, considering this is a HDD, I was switching back from an SSD giving Microsoft the excuse my SSD was what was causing problems with my Windows 8 Pro, it wasn't. But, now I have this sitting in my Desktop, while it doesn't look "right" with the rest of the 3.5" drives, it's a large ca...
Summary: I always buy HDDs that have 5-year warranties. One of the most hurtful things that could happen is a drive failure. I have never had a HDD with a 5-year warranty fail, while I have had HDDs with 1-2 year warranties fail.
Summary: I purchased two of the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT series HD and paired the drives up with the Nexstar CX USB 2.0 powered enclosure. It works out to about a dollar for 10 GB. Keeping data organized, portable, and accessible is for this price seems like a pretty good deal.
Pros: Works as an external storage drive. I can't hear it unless it is next to my ear. Seemingly low vibration very portable and light weight. Doesn't get too hot in aluminum enclosure. Packaged nicely to prevent damage during shipping.
Summary: It doesn't come formatted, so be prepared to format it. I am using it in a "Vantec NexStar CX SuperSpeed 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 (NST-200S3-BK )" external enclosure. I get typical 7200RPM performance through USB 3.0. I have not used it heavily after the initial stability texts and formatting.
Pros: Solid, designed for more use than the WD Greens/Blues and standard 2.5" drives.