Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVE
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Able to find replacement!
21 May 2012
Summary: My old laptop needs a new hard drive. It was hard to find a new IDE hard drive in most store now. Buy.com was able to offer the item at reason price. The drive installed quick to my 7 year old Dell laptop. It runs nicely. i hope the drive will last forever.
Summary: If you need to replace the hard drive in an older laptop which only has an ATA interface, this is probably your best bet. If nothing else, you will really appreciate the silence and tranquility this brings to your mobile computing experience.
Pros: *Whisper quiet: I can only hear it operating if I place my ear against my laptop's keyboard.
Cons: *More expensive than a SATA drive: This is due to the cost of making the drive with older technology. It's still exponentially cheaper than an SSD of similar capacity (~$500 for 160GB as of March 2010), and just about as quiet, too.
Pros: slg_one: there is nothing wrong with either the hard drive or the laptop. Hard drive manufacturers define Gigabyte in the decimal sense, with the metric prefix "giga" meaning "1 billion", so a 160 GB drive to them means 160 billion bytes.
Cons: And then you will also lose a bit of available space when your computer formats the drive, but that won't be nearly as large as the difference between measuring stanfards above.
Pros: This replaced a dead drive on my Dell Inspiron laptop. So easy to install, worked right away. Still works great after a year and my laptop is on a whole lot. It just works and I barely notice it, which is what I want from a hard drive. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Summary: Pathetic for a notebook drive (which are generally *more* tolerant of physical abuse) to fail in such a short time. I've replaced more dead WD drives than any other brand, and this is the record shortest life span. If you're lucky enough to have a SATA drive in your laptop, get an SSD to replace your failing drive, if not, (there are currently no high-performance, value-priced PATA SSD's,) go with the better brand I'm not allowed to suggest here.
Pros: Cheap, 3 year warranty (at least in retail boxed form), relatively quite.
Cons: Thousands of "bad blocks" detected by windows at 6 months of age. WD utility reports "Read element failure".
Pros: I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 which came with a 40gb harddrive that I easily filled up. I was extremely hesitant about buying a harddrive as I had no idea which one to get. After a few days of research I decided to go with this WD 160gb ata-6. Installation was simple. Now I am running windows vista ultimate and I have tons of free space left over for my files (as vista ultimate takes about 40 gbs). This is a awesome harddrive, runs quietly and I'm using 4gb as virtual m...