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: Hey Western Digital if you built a dud stand behind it and at least ship us a new dud
Pros: Hard to find many pros on this purchase. I have dealt with New Egg many times and will in the future. But Will not buy a Western Digital product right away
Cons: Western Digital was all about selling these drives. Rma one out that failed after 2 months and they ship you a used drive. That is what they think of their customers. I think enough of my customers to never buy Western Digital again
Summary: Wished I had purchased from Newegg.... Price is WAY lower than Local dealers..... Will be buying from in the future....
Pros: Fast turnaround on RMA
Cons: Purchased this drive new from a local dealer. Transferred all my important files over to it in a encrypted container. Dummy me thought this is a new drive I don't have to back it up right away. Ive always had good luck with WD drives... so i unplugged it after loading it & put it in my safe approx 2 months from foam case at store & it wont spin up... Click of death.... Got a recertified drive on RMA and it died after 1 week of getting it.. Didn't bother ReRMAing it th...
Summary: I don't know when I bought it. (the date on the drive is 03 AUG 2009) in three days, six CLEAN installs, six failures to BOOT. 222 good reviews and 81 bad reviews, 36% of these drives fail or have problems. went bad to my OLD 60gb drive. no problems at all.
Pros: good shape and weight for throwing......
Cons: READ the reviews (three eggs or less) this drive went bad for 81 people including me.
Summary: Live Chatting with a newegg Reg as I type, so I will let you know how it goes in 20 seconds... ...OK. Newegg is RMAing a replacement so I don't have to deal with Western Digital Refurbed QA. WESTERN DIGITAL Quality assurance is HORRIBLE at best. I received one replacement drive via WD warranty and it looked like it had physically been dragged across the concrete and the solder joints were so sloppy it looked as though a blind person got in a rush.
Pros: It is 250Gb. It is made of metal and plastic. It shipped in a box. I like turtles. (All PROs)
Cons: Lasted 53 days from date of purchase. Died 23 days out of return to Newegg. I HAVE HAD OVER 4 WESTERN DIGITAL DRIVES FAIL IN 4 DIFFERENT SYSTEMS over the years.
Cons: Worst drive performance since the floppy. Using on an iMac 7 (aluminum Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 2.4 GHz), as an auxiliary drive upgrade from a WD 500GB External Notebook Drive. Finally had to ditch this drive for archive only, and go back to the WD drive for active use.
Summary: It would have been a nice drive if it were more reliable. I went to WD site to RMA it but then saw their "Customer Loyalty" alternate offer giving discount on buying your choice of a replacement drive. I opted to buy the WD 320GB EIDE drive to replace this bad drive for $67 + tax +shipping = $71.xx approx. Hope the 320GB will be more reliable, but from the reviews it seems about the same as this 250GB version. Fingers crossed.
Pros: One of the few ATA-6 large capacity 250GB laptop drives available for older laptops with EIDE interface.
Cons: Unfortunately this drive died in my daughters Toshiba M55 laptop after only 6 months of light usage. She complained of slow response time on her laptop for awhile building up until the catastropic failure where it would not boot due to corrupt boot sector, then it would no longer be recognised as an external USB drive for me to run chkdsk or reformat it. Totally went bad.