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Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKS)
5.9 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKS)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKS)

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Overall 2
2.0

Many other choices - I don't recommend this drive

Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 October 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this drive from Amazon. It lasted a little over a year, then died. Since I had been using Western Digital drives exclusively since I started building computers in the late 1990s, I assumed that this was a fluke, and I purchased and installed another one, same model as the one that died.
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Overall 2
2.0

Maybe mine was defective...

elmigueluno, Amazon
7 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this one in 2008. In less of two years it stopped! At first everything was OK, but before a year of use, my computer said "the disk is very damaged and recommended change it", in that times, bug reports indicated that in Palimpset (disk tool of Ubuntu 9.10) had a bug reading S.M.A.R.T.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died after 3 weeks

G. Lopez "shazbot", Amazon
31 December 2009
  • Summary: I used this drive as an external backup inside a Star Tech USB enclosure. After backing up files, installing UBUNTU (just in case my main drive failed I could boot this one up and have access to my files) and after spending a long time organizing those files, I set it aside.
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User Review

Anonymous, TigerDirect.com
6 November 2008
  • Summary: This Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB Hard Drive is bad hard drive to buy. The first HD i bought lasted for 1 year and the second hard drive same model lasted only 3 months then started crashing(eg. blue screen telling me so) and slowing down alot.
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User Review

Bob, TigerDirect.com
29 July 2008
  • Summary: You can not use it as an external drive. It has no switch to make it a slave. You should tell people that befor thay bye it.I'm not very happy with it..
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User Review

Linda, TigerDirect.com
14 May 2008
  • Summary: I cannot rate this drive, I bought to use as an external HD for my laptop. The system won't recognize the drive. I called the WD help desk and was informed that they don't support using it as an external drive. If you intend to use this as an external drive...don't.
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