Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKS)
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17% sucess rate for longevity
Glenn C., Newegg
6 November 2015
Summary: Stay away - I use SSD only now for OS.
Pros: While they run, they are decent in speed etc.
Cons: I bought 6 of these drives from varies suppliers, Newegg included, here's how they faired in customer builds: 2 tested very poor health as received 3 failed within 4 months 1 still working, but is in an external usb case for cloning.
Cons: however its pretty slow... takes a while for it to boot up and open any programs... deferentially bottle-necking my rig... I bought another WD BLUE used harddrive which ran fast but this one is a bit slow.... I would only recommend getting this for old computers and not new rigs
Summary: Physical appearance looks brand new! Purchased as an upgrade to older WD 80gb, did drive copy via USB external SATA/IDE enclosure, then swapped out with original internal HD, no problems! CrystalDisk reports power on count 6, power on hours 2. Very satisfied!
Summary: Came here to get a second hard drive because 250GB just isn't enough anymore. Think I'm going to buy two more of these.
Pros: Was surprised to find this refurbished hard drive still up for sale. I bought it for a budget built nearly 5 years ago. I've replaced or added to almost every part of the PC, besides the CPU and mobo, but this little harddrive is still chugging along.
Summary: Some other reviews on here have noted that some of the WD Blue drives were defective, and in their case they should be entitled to a full refund. But not me. I am ONE SATISFIED CUSTOMER, this $20 250GB WD HDD has saved my mother's computer and by extension has saved her from spending hundreds on a...
Pros: No noticeable clicking noise, superb response time, $20 Black Friday price tag, durable, dependable
Cons: Nothing significant enough to waste time noting here
VERY SOLID DRIVE - KEEP BETWEEN 30-40 IF POSSIBLE, MAYBE UP TO 45, BUT UP TO 50 MIGHT CAUSE PROBLEMS
Richard Estes, Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: i NORMALLY BUY ONLY WD - THEY ARE PRETTY GOOD DRIVES, AND THE SMART DATA (HD Tune health data) makes sense, unlike some others that use long lists of hex numbers, tracking several sets of variables that don't really tell me that much about drive condition.