Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT
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Value for money 8
4 September 2013
Summary: Purchased this to replace factory hard drive in PS3. Took a few minutes to install, and I had a huge amount of space for game downloads, etc. Since PS4 is around the corner, and I don't know how long the PS3 will be supported, it's nice to know that I can always keep my purchases on the hard drive and never worry about running out of space.
Pros: I got this 5400RPM drive thinking about putting it in the HD caddy and have SSD as main drive when SSD gets cheaper. Testing the speed for the heck of it and found out its max speed is 100+ MB/s!!! thats as fast as my momentus and toshiba 7200RPM drives from 2-3 years ago! and the super old OEM toshiba 5400 RPM drives were in the 50MB/s range.
Cons: I personally dont care about noise, but this drives makes this SCREECHING sounds every minute or so!! I just dont know whether that is normal or if my drive is malfunctioning. I care less about noise pollution but more about the longevity with this horrendous sound. Definitely makes me doubt the reliability of this drive a little.
Summary: For those looking to add some storage to their MacBook Pro this fits the bill. Reasonably priced, good reviews and easy to install. I used Carbon Copy Cloner (it has a 30 day trial but I paid. The app is perfect for backups and recovery storage) and it was simplicity itself to clone the old drive. You can use Disk Utility and the Restore function but I want CCC to take occasional snap shots of my system for disaster recovery purposes. The app is simple to use.