Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE
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OK in PowerBook G4 with forced cooling
11 January 2014
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: I have an old BIOS which only supports Hard Drives upto 137GB. I have tried Western Digitals Dynamic Overlay software to fool the BIOS - It didn't work. The support site has you going around in circles. In the end I purchased an external Disc Caddy which I put the drive in and connected this to a new laptop which supported large drives but alas the Western digital software would not recognise the external caddy.