Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10JPVX
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did not test, waited, got into trouble
Patti M. Sheaffer "computergeek", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Probably a good drive, the reviews do say it's fast, but I didn't get around to installing it for months, and it caused me a ton of headaches because it was defective. There were lots of read errors and formatting didn't help. I spent a lot of time trying to troubleshoot my motherboard but it was the drive. By now I can't return it. So be sure and test your drives as soon as you get them using a good HD test utility, so that you can return defective ones.
Excerpt: Installed in a VAIO laptop. I outgrew the capacity of the 500GB drive that came with the laptop. Easy to install new drive. I had trouble restoring from a backup of the old drive. I finally purchased a USB to SATA cable by Apricorn with software to copy from old to new drive.
This is an OEM drive and not supported by WD - almost certainly used
Vicky Rowe "healthwench", Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: Failed less than 30 days after receipt. When I called WD to get support, I was informed that the serial number indicated that it is an OEM drive, that is it was installed in a computer at the factory. I bought it here as a bare drive, so the company selling it here is likely taking used drives from computers and selling them as new. I will be avoiding the company selling this in the future.
A neat option if you want a lot of storage and good performance but you don't want or need an SSD.
Jim "Jim", Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: I bought this a year ago and delayed installing it because I had some room left on my old drive and I wasn't confident in cloning. I needn't have delayed - the cloning from my 512GB HDD was slick and quick using Acronis True Image WD. I went with an HDD since the computer, an Acer Aspire 5738-0699, is SATA II, DDR2, and USB2.0, and would not justify the additional expense of an SSD.
Summary: As others have said, this is currently the only 1T HDD that will fit in computers requiring a 7mm thick HDD. In my case it fit in a Dell XPS l1702. When I traded it out with my second HDD, I noticed I still had 1-2mm clearance between the thickness of the old drive and the new one, thus leading me to believe maybe a 9mm would have worked. Still happy with this one though. On a side note for those wanting to clone HDD's.
wdspinup.exe does not work here, parks too often, if you don't know what that is, expect 4-9 months, we will see how it goes.
6 October 2014
Summary: Works fine in x220, wdspinup does not, has a tendency to park heads way to often from little activity but best choice for space in the thin form for the money, but backup backup backup. It will wear out fast, ETA to fail in my opinion would be less than a year as a daily driver. Faster than the oem spinner.
Summary: I used this as an upgrade drive for the PS4. It caused one reboot on installing a lot of software over a slow Internet connection (it was during the upgrade of the software, and might have been caused by that) but it has been running flawlessly ever since. It is stable, reliable, and quiet. Don't let the speed be an issue here. Sony bullt at 5400 into the PS4 originally, so it will not need faster, and a faster drive could cause overheating.
This drive is backwards compatible with SATA 1 and works just fine in the PS3
30 August 2014
Summary: Using it on a custom firmware PS3 to load game backups off of. The PS3 uses SATA 1. This drive is backwards compatible with SATA 1 and works just fine in the PS3, but it will not perform up to SATA 3 specifications. However, you will still get the space. Loading backup PS3 games from this drive, the games play great. Even on games like The Last of Us, the loading times are much quicker than running games off the blu ray drive.
Summary: Picked this up to install in a first generation PS3 Slim (not the super slim) and it worked perfectly out of the box. After I followed the instructions from Sony for hardware installation and formatting, I'm now at a full terabyte of HD space, which I'm going to need for my PS+ subscription! While the speed is only 5400 RPM, the limitations on the PS3's SATA controller mean that buying anything faster than this is pretty much wasted money.