Pros: What ive come to expect in the years of product usage from WDC, carries over into their refurbished product line as well, never a bad product and never had a failure to date. Based on what type of product I purchased, it worked exactly as I expected a 5400rpm platter drive to work.
Cons: Its not fast, but who expects that when buying this type of device, unless your coming off a 4200rpm ide laptop drive.....
Pros: I've been using the WD Scorpio Blue drives for the last couple of years in a price ticketing system for my company. The application is fairly disk intensive, as we ticket about 2000 items per day on each machine. I've been pleased with the performance and reliability with these drives, and the price makes them a good value. I was also pleased with the customer service I received from Action Packaged, Inc., the marketplace seller.
Summary: On the fourth day, open programs in Windows began behaving erratically and locking up on basic tasks. Following this, a BSOD followed by a hard reboot. Upon reboot, no operating system found. Another reboot and drive was not recognized as installed. Dead as a doornail.
Pros: Purchased to replace an 80GB Toshiba drive that had failed in a seven year old laptop used daily only for surfing and office work. 160GB 5.2k rpm was perfect, as I need little space and speed isn't an issue. I've generally had good luck with refurbished drives in the past.
Cons: After formatting the drive on my desktop, checking for errors, test copying some large files back and forth, and power cycling several times, I reformatted and installed it into the laptop. Windows copied my backup image of W7x32 flawlessly and I used the laptop for three days without problems.
Pros: The original drive this one replaced was a WD Scorpio Blue also. Ok, I installed it today, plug and play, exact fit, instantly recognized, absolutely no problems, reinstallation of Windows 8 Professional was a snap.
Pros: Quiet. Has been operating continuously since I received it - using it as a replacement drive in an older netbook, which is functioning as a home server (storage, backup, and other minor services). It's been a champ.