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6.8 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVE

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Overall 10
10

Able to find replacement!

B, rakuten
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.
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive for the money

A customer, rakuten
28 January 2011
  • Summary: I have had this drive installed and in use for over a year. It has worked flawlessly. I am very happy with the performance and so far it has been very reliable.
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Overall 10
10

Works great.

William W., Newegg
25 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this because I just ran out of space on my stock hard drive, even when my downloads were going to an external hard drive.
  • Pros: Great upgrade over my 30GB stock hard drive on my Dell Latitude D600.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

Anonymous, Newegg
17 March 2010
  • Pros: Fast, quiet. Works great in my old Compaq laptop made about 5 years ago. It only had a 40GB 4200 RPM drive in it. This one is a rocket compared to it.
  • Cons: None yet.
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Overall 10
10

Silence is golden.

James C., Newegg
17 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Nothing wrong with either

Anonymous, Newegg
16 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive

John B., Newegg
20 January 2010
  • 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.
  • Cons: None at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after 6 months

Warren B., Newegg
8 September 2009
  • 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".
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Overall 2
2.0

WD160 2.5"

angel s., Newegg
30 April 2009
  • Summary: Does anyone make good drives anymore!
  • Pros: Good price!
  • Cons: First one was dead on arrival. Got am RMA and it was replaced promptly by Newegg. Good job!
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Overall 10
10

WD Easy Upgrade

Ashneet C., Newegg
30 December 2008
  • Summary: WD is the best
  • 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...
  • Cons: none
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