Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE
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Best big PATA Notebook Drive Available
Karl Roembke, Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: I bought this drive because I wanted a LARGE PATA drive to upgrade my Compaq nc6220. Preferred retail packaging, because I thought any necessary screws, jumpers, software would be included. This is not the case here, so I subtracted one star for this. However, the retail packed drive was STILL CHEAPER than the OEM packaged drive. Inside the fancy retail box is a note that says basically "If you don't know what you're doing, get help and good luck.
Excellent drive, but make sure your laptop supports it!
26 June 2013
Summary: After about an hour of searching for a new laptop hard drive for my 4 year old laptop, I found this to be the largest hard drive available with a Parallel ATA connector (which is what all older laptops use to interface with their hard drive). After install, I found out that my laptop would only recognize 120 GB of the total 250 GB.
Super silent and nice breath of life for a dying notebook
Samir Jena, Amazon
26 October 2009
Summary: I was looking for a spacious hard drive to replace my dying notebook HDD (with all clinks and clanks coming out every now and then). Although the SATA drives are available for cheaper GB/$, this was the best price I could find anywhere else for a 250GB PATA. Surprisingly the OEM versions of this HDD were more expensive than this consumer packaging. Shipping was incredibly fast even with the package arriving a week ahead of estimated delivery data.
Good Drive if your laptop supports 48bit LBA... Mine didn't
Frank Shepherd, Amazon
9 February 2009
Summary: Fast drive, I replaced a 60GB dirve out of my laptop with this drive and I definietly noticed a speed increase. However, my laptop's BIOS didn't support 48bit LBA and could only recognize 137GB of the 250GB. There is software that you can download from Western Digital to read the rest of the drive in WindowsXP/Vista. I didn't use it because I have a service partition that is in Linux that isn't compatible with the software.
Summary: ... a little noisy operation. It spins and keep on spinning. A little bit louder than my old one. On the good side, it has a huge size for the price. I selected this in lieu of 7200 rpm 100GB. Installation is a breeze, no other issue to mention.
Summary: Hab dem Laptop vor ein paar Wochen diese Platte spendiert, damit ich wieder Platz habe, schön langsam werde ich auch mit installieren fertig… Gegenüber der vorigen 60er ist der Größen- und Performancezuwachs deutlich zu spüren, die Lautstärke hat sich nicht geändert.