Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT
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RANDY BRIDGES, MacMall
12 September 2010
Conclusion: well even i must say that the service was speedy on getting out my 1TB notebook hard drive,and even though when i first seen it on the web page i could not believe the price as i have been looking to up grade my hp g70-250us note book once again for some time now,but as in life it is not all what the eye’s see as compared too what the brain can comprehend in the excitement, the price went from 115.99 to 121.99 as so to say i was told due to the fact that it was not in...
Summary: Be aware that this is a 3 platter disk which is 12.5mm high. It therefore won't fit into 90% of laptops which are designed for 9.5mm drives (though in some cases with some shaving off of foam or leaving out caddies you will get it in. HOWEVER WD and Toshiba have recently launched 9.5mm 1TB drives (with 2 rather than 3 platters), which WILL fit into standard laptops.
Summary: So far this drive has been good. I've had no problems and it fitted nicely in my macbook pro. It makes a nice noise vwhen spinning: instead of the crackling you get with other drives it makes a kind of blowing sound.
Summary: Excellent product, was a bit dubious about purchasing the hard drive just incase it did not fit in to my Macbook Pro 15I 2010 model. I am pleased to say it fitted perfectly, the old drive I removed (Original from Apple) was a Toshiba 300GB drive with spin up speed of 5,200 RPM . This Drive the 1TB Seagate drive, fitted into the Macbook Pro easily enough and has the same spin up speed than the original from Apple.
Summary: The drive is thicker than the 250GB I replaced that came with my Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13" but no problem installing it. If you're unsure how to do it, try iFixit with pictorial instructions. The standard 4GB was also replaced by 8GB purchased from Crucial. Highly recommended upgrade!
Summary: Installed in my MacBook without difficulty. The instructions on the Apple website are explicit. You will need to clone your hard disk to it before you start the swap. The only real hassle was that Office 2011 demanded to be registered anew. Sigh.
Summary: I recently purchased this drive as an upgrade for a 2010 Macbook Pro, as I was looking for more space. Unfortunately the drive head crashed after just 6 weeks of intermittent use. While this is most likely just an unlucky aberration and most drives will last for a much longer period, this is still very disappointing. My drive was fully backed up, but this sort of thing is a pain in the proverbial. Be wary.