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.
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...
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.