Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT
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Good drive, arrived as expected.
Jason Fuller, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: It's a hard drive. I received exactly what I was expecting, when I was expecting it. Packaging was good (rather unusual when ordering from Amazon), and it works perfectly. For a love score, I would have needed to be able to afford an even better drive.
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.
Summary: I bought this drive specifically to upgrade my PS3 slim 320GB to 1TB. The drive fit perfectly and was easy to install. So far it runs whisper quiet in the PS3 and I could not ask for more. After researching drives for the slim version of the PS3 I thought this one was a good value and it has not disappointed. Now it is just a matter of longevity, hopefully the drive holds up for a long time.
Summary: I am impressed with the speed of this drive in my 2009 Macbook Pro. This drive replaced a 2 year old Seagate 7200 RPM drive that was just too small. According to the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test (available in the Mac App store) this drive writes at 89 MB/s and reads at 95 MB/s. The 7200 RPM drive it replaced achieved 56 MB/s write and 61 MB/s read. Also, according to Coconut battery app it uses ~1 Watt less than the old drive.
Summary: I dont know how much power these more recent drives can save by parking the head all day. I had seen too many reviews even back in the 7200RPM momentus days that heads fail and what nots from excessive power cycles. Because of that, I now run HDPARM and set it as one of the start up scheduled tasks.
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: I bought this to upgarde my hard drive in my PS3. did a back up to an external hard drive. 5 screws and it went in, then DL the back up and it worked out fine. went from 160g to a 1TB for a little over $100 cant beat that. made me very happy now i have lots of room for movies, games, music, photos, and more. very happy.
Summary: I bought it for my Lenovo ThinkPad X220i*. The storage size of the drive is very satisfying. Although the drive is not that speedy and silent, but it brings an ultra-portable laptop being able to carry all my stuffs. (I am doing computer simulations, and I need to backup big-sized simulation trajectories. I am also a classical music fan, and I usually backup my CDs in high-quality formats.
Pros: Big storage
Cons: Relatively loud while reading or writing, but the noise is somehow acceptable as an HDD.
It works, and fits normal normal 2.5" Laptop dive bays
7 May 2012
Summary: Finally, a 1TB 2.5" drive that is a standardized 9.5mm instead of the original 12.5mm of the old 1TB. The older model of this drive worked fine but would not fit in many devices because it was taller than the standard 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive. This drive fixes that issue by fitting within the normal laptop drive space. Perfect. Thank you Western Digital.