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Western-digital-wd2500beve.33894161
6.7 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE

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Overall 8
8.0

just what I needed

hdrive, J&R
11 February 2011
  • Summary: fits great in my computer not quieter than the origional hard drive but less noise from vibration
  • Pros: Fit perfect
  • Cons: Loud less vibration
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive

Steven K., Newegg
11 December 2009
  • 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!
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 10
10

Use two partitions

John B., Newegg
11 October 2009
  • Pros: This is a very nice hard drive. It seems reliable, although I had one of three fail prematurely. You need to know a lot to install it into a laptop. If you wish to clone your old drive to this new one, try the free EASEUS Disk Copy and Partition Manager software. You'll put the new drive in an external USB EIDE 2.5" case with its own supply, use Disk Copy to clone your old drive to the new one, and then use Partition Magic to adjust the drive C partition as well as cr...
  • Cons: WD Support and documentation is very lacking.
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Overall 10
10

Boot failure/flashing cursor problem solved

Steven F., Newegg
28 March 2009
  • Pros: Largest PATA laptop drive available when I made my purchase. 320GB version should be out soon!!!
  • Cons: Runs slightly louder and warmer than the 160GB drive it replaced. Warmer temperature was consistent with the WD power consumption specs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Flashing cursor

Randal Y., Newegg
22 February 2009
  • Pros: Biggest size I could get for EIDE since my laptop is older than SATA
  • Cons: Problems with flashing cursor like so many others - why do I give it 4 eggs - because the drive is not the problem
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Overall 10
10

not bad

Kevin D., Newegg
4 February 2009
  • Pros: Well I swapped out a 7200 rpm 60gb drive from an older dell with this one. The horrible horrible noise is gone now this thing is nearly silent. Battery life went up, and it is much faster. It's all about that data density even at 5400 rpms this is easily twice as fast as that old 60gb 7200rpm drive.
  • Cons: Lousy dell put the thing under the keyboard, nothing against this hard drive though just keep in mind your installation varries. It only took a few minutes to get it apart but if you're squeemish about taking notebooks apart make sure your hard drive is in an easily accessable place before purchasing this. I love my gateway t-series, the hard drive comes out with 2 screws on it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Verify your BIOS before purchase!

Erik K., Newegg
10 November 2008
  • Pros: Plenty of storage for an older laptop or an old IDE external enclosure.
  • Cons: Doesn't come in designer colors? Seriously, no cons (but read my other thoughts to prevent yourself from getting the same headache I did).
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Overall 10
10

The no-boot issue is resolved!!

Anonymous, Newegg
28 April 2008
  • Pros: Large 250 Gigabytes. Good performance and very quiet.
  • Cons: If you are going to image this from another hard drive CHECK TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BIOS WILL SUPPORT THIS SIZE. I recommend that you format this drive before imaging to ensure your laptop will support a 250GB partition size.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good while it lasted...

Anonymous, Newegg
23 February 2008
  • Pros: Highest capacity ATA laptop HD I could find.
  • Cons: Started making clicking noises after operating 24/7 for 2 weeks. When I tried restarting computer it would not boot. I hope I just got a lemon b/c I was really enjoying the 250GB of storage.
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Overall 10
10

Nice, Quiet, Fast Drive

Anonymous, Newegg
5 February 2008
  • Pros: Live in CA ordered on 02/03, received on 02/05, std UPS shipping...rec'd nice and fast...thanks newegg! My first purchase. Hard drive works as expected quiet and fast. Very good value for an IDE this large!
  • Cons: HDD came with 3 pins bent. I straightened them with a precision screwdriver. :-( It was wrapped in bubble wrap, but was placed at the bottom of the box, with the styrafome peanuts on top so I was worried that the drive was going to be toast, but turned out it was just fine!
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