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7.1 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BPVT

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BPVT

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Overall 2

WD 160

Richard D., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Never again on this product
  • Pros: One worked and the second did NOT
  • Cons: JUNK
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Overall 4

Limited 1year warranty

independent tech support, Amazon
5 May 2014
  • Summary: I was told by Western digital that Blue drives should not be left on for long periods of time because they are not meant for heavy usage. It is their cheapest drive and is not recommended for a heavy used PC. The warranty is short. I have had a few fail after 1 year. I was told this is normal. Sorry but I found out the hard way.
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Overall 10

Perfect Replacement Drive

Greg U., Newegg
9 April 2014
  • Pros: Very reliable hard drive at a decent price.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10

WDC product Quality

Douglas G., Newegg
29 March 2014
  • 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.....
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Overall 10

Skeptical Refurbished

Kevin H., Newegg
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I thought it would be a bad idea going with a refurbished product, especially something as drastic as a hard drive. It turns out it was the perfect idea, cheap and just as sturdy if not equally sturdy as a new version.
  • Pros: It's a Western Digital Hard Drive. There is not much to it, the name itself has it's own reputation of good.
  • Cons: No cons, works like if it was new.
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Overall 8

ITs ok

Sue B, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: slow hard drive but it does the job... should get the black one next time but not bad for the money.
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Overall 10


Engineering Geek, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought this hard drive to build a laptop in order to sell it. But naturally, no one bought the laptop so I'm using it as a media server. The drive just works, not sure what else I can say about it.
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Overall 10

Value and Performance

David M., Newegg
11 December 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8


Kristopher O., Newegg
10 December 2013
  • Summary: Usually WD is very good with refurbished drives, but seems as though I got a lemon here. Happens now and again.
  • 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.
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Overall 6

Good drive, while it worked

Pascal F., Newegg
30 October 2013
  • Summary: Worhtwhile hard drive if you need a cheap drive, but keep in mind that it only has a 90 Day warranty, so outside of that, you're out of luck.
  • Pros: Good $/GB
  • Cons: Died after 6 months of use, just slowly started corrupting itself. Installed WIndows again and did chkdsk and other software scans, but it still corrupted again. Now it's just a paperweight.
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