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.
Summary: Will eventually buy larger drive and use the two drives in NAS server most likely or JBOD setup
Pros: Decent Storage for price, used in Vista setup. Ran WD Diag from USB, short, long, and erase with no problems at all. I was worried on buying refurb item but has turned out just fine. I'm couple days shy from 30 days of consistent use, but its been running 24/7 since I loaded Vista for the wife to...
Cons: Not SATA 6 but come on for the price? Not going to break any benchmark scores but still solid.