Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT
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Installed In My PS3 Slim
Joseph A. Orsini, Amazon
5 January 2013
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 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.
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.
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: I've been waiting for a 1tb Drive to fit in my 13" MBP for a long time, and this one does fit. The issue I have is that the drive is mounted in an OptiBay in the disk drive slot and I can hear every movement this drive makes. There isn't any vibration and transfer times are ok, but the noise from the drive is very noticeable over the stock drive that was in the Optibay up until this point. For those who are concerned with the noise I cannot recommend.
Summary: I've no complaints with this hard drive it's got decent performance, quiet with little to no notable vibration. Ideal as a replacement drive and the price is quite reasonable. However on testing the Hitachi 7K1000 2.5" 7200rpm drive edges it out for pure speed (this ia a 5400rpm drive) The Hitachi has a bigger 32mb buffer and faster spindle speed yet still very quiet.
Summary: If its still alive after 3 years of near 24/7 use I'll post again ! Works OK, huge capacity, and CrystalDisk Mk3.02 benchmarks it at almost double the speed of the 500GB Hitachi Travelstar 5k500 B-500 originally resident in my Sony Vaio laptop ... [Seq: 103.6 vs 51.8 MB/s, 4kQD32: 0.863 vs 0.502 MB/s (read speeds)] Negative - it spins silent but is annoyingly high frequency "scratchy" when accessing and reading, subjectively much noisier than the Hitachi drive it...
Summary: After my games on my Alienware M17x R4 were filling up my 500 GB System drive I decided to get a secondary drive to use as a pure data drive for large files like games and media. This drive is great for that, the 1 TB of space is great and now allows me to keep my OS drive separate from non OS data.