Summary: I installed a WD2500BEVE in a 2005 Mac PowerBook G4 in December 2011, and I noticed fairly quickly that it seemed to be running hotter than the OEM drive, even when the computer's cooling fan was running on high. (The hard drive in a PB G4 lies just to the left of the track pad, so I could feel the heat when I rested my left hand on that part of the case.) In July 2012, the computer started locking up repeatedly. Apple Hardware Test ver.
Summary: Warning!! Buyer Beware. These are refurbished/Recertified drives. They come in new boxes. They appear to be new and are sold as new but they are not. They even went through the trouble of placing a barcode over the recertified marking on the label.
Summary: I have a Mac pro desktop computer and had some of the hard drives fail ( It can hold as many as four drives and is best with a dedicated drive for backup). I purchased this drive just for that purpose. By todays standards it is rather small, but for the use intended it is more than adequate and sits and does what it is used for. It hsa been in service for quite a while and is running great.
Summary: This is a review of a hard drive I have had for several years. I waited to write a review until I could see how this drive worked in the long run. It has now been running continuously for over 2 years and has not failed. In the mean time I've had 4 - 1TB drives (Maxtor and Seagate) that have failed within a few months of use and had to be exchanged (which both companies honored their warranties). It may not be gigantic like the newer drives, but it is reliable.
Summary: This version is intended for the "techies" that know what they are doing, thus the "OEM" tag. The drive is completely clean w/o instructions. I bought it because PATA drives are rather limited in choices now and I needed to upgrade my older laptop from an 80GB to this 250GB. Also the price was good.
Summary: If you have the blinking cursor of death, you could try run a defrag on your hard drive, and that "may" fix the issue temporarily. Then you can use http://www.partition-tool.com/ (a FREE parition tool) to partition your drive w/o re-installing. Be careful though. If you get it back up and running with a defrag COPY ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA to an external HD before running a partitioning utility.
Pros: This drive replaced my old laptop (2005) hard drive. Initially, I had what other people posted about -- would randomly and permanetly die with the blinking cursor. I was able to resolve this issue and the drive has been work great!
Super silent and nice breath of life for a dying notebook
Samir Jena, Amazon
26 October 2009
Summary: I was looking for a spacious hard drive to replace my dying notebook HDD (with all clinks and clanks coming out every now and then). Although the SATA drives are available for cheaper GB/$, this was the best price I could find anywhere else for a 250GB PATA. Surprisingly the OEM versions of this HDD were more expensive than this consumer packaging. Shipping was incredibly fast even with the package arriving a week ahead of estimated delivery data.