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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE
5.6 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE

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Overall 6
6.0

OK in PowerBook G4 with forced cooling

Mort, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked for a few months

Cascade D., Newegg
17 October 2009
  • Summary: WD is sending me a replacement, fortunately they are sending me the 320GB in exchange, I hope it does not have any problems. I went for the "Advanced RMA" so that I will have all of the packaging needed to ship the faulty drive back (at my cost).
  • Pros: Newegg is great! I ordered the wrong connection type and they sent me the correct one, ino problem. The 250GB drive installed and formatted fine and performed well, as expected for a few months. Very Quiet! It's great to be able to get a PATA drive with this capacity.
  • Cons: The drive started clicking after a while, fortunately I was able to save the data files that I needed. Soon after it just clicked constantly and would not function. Seems like there is a pretty high failure rate with this drive, according to reviews. Once you get past the initial 30 days warranty...
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Overall 6
6.0

Works

Robert D., Newegg
8 April 2009
  • Summary: I gave it a three as it works as expected, but is not anything spectacular.
  • Pros: not DOA. Drive tests passed. Still working. A dying breed of hard to get NEW laptop IDE drives. nice size.
  • Cons: 5400 rpm. Why does newegg not carry 7200rpm drives.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

pamela p., Newegg
10 March 2009
  • Summary: I might have rated this higher or lower if I was the one using it, but I'm not and I was told that the drive works well for my parents.
  • Pros: I bought this drive as a replacement for the OEM drive in my parents' laptop. They installed it themselves and had no problem getting Windows installed.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok but .............

P. Mullin, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • 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.
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