Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVE
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Steven K., Newegg
11 December 2009
Pros: This drive replaced my old laptop (2005) hard drive. Initially, I had what other people posted about -- would randomly and permanetly die with the blinking cursor. I was able to resolve this issue and the drive has been work great!
Pros: This is a very nice hard drive. It seems reliable, although I had one of three fail prematurely. You need to know a lot to install it into a laptop. If you wish to clone your old drive to this new one, try the free EASEUS Disk Copy and Partition Manager software. You'll put the new drive in an external USB EIDE 2.5" case with its own supply, use Disk Copy to clone your old drive to the new one, and then use Partition Magic to adjust the drive C partition as well as cr...
Cons: WD Support and documentation is very lacking.
Pros: Well I swapped out a 7200 rpm 60gb drive from an older dell with this one. The horrible horrible noise is gone now this thing is nearly silent. Battery life went up, and it is much faster. It's all about that data density even at 5400 rpms this is easily twice as fast as that old 60gb 7200rpm drive.
Cons: Lousy dell put the thing under the keyboard, nothing against this hard drive though just keep in mind your installation varries. It only took a few minutes to get it apart but if you're squeemish about taking notebooks apart make sure your hard drive is in an easily accessable place before purchasing this. I love my gateway t-series, the hard drive comes out with 2 screws on it.
Pros: Large 250 Gigabytes. Good performance and very quiet.
Cons: If you are going to image this from another hard drive CHECK TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BIOS WILL SUPPORT THIS SIZE. I recommend that you format this drive before imaging to ensure your laptop will support a 250GB partition size.
Pros: Live in CA ordered on 02/03, received on 02/05, std UPS shipping...rec'd nice and fast...thanks newegg! My first purchase. Hard drive works as expected quiet and fast. Very good value for an IDE this large!
Cons: HDD came with 3 pins bent. I straightened them with a precision screwdriver. :-( It was wrapped in bubble wrap, but was placed at the bottom of the box, with the styrafome peanuts on top so I was worried that the drive was going to be toast, but turned out it was just fine!
Pros: Just installed this puppy into my 17" PowerPC Apple laptop 1.5ghz. Removed out the old HD and put it into the Macally enclosure 250 sold here on Newegg. Seamless transfer of info/apps/docs from old to new HD. Monster storage for us old timers who still use ATA-6 equip. Tech tool pro'ed the HD after install and all sectors perfect. Highly recommended to all Mac users who rely on their laptops as primary storage.
Summary: Item arrived in good time and in perfect condition. It has revived my aging laptop by putting it back into full working order. The drive is larger than the one it replaced and seems to operate well in a smooth and quiet manner with good performance.
Summary: My Toshiba Laptop had only a 15GB Hard Drive (HDD). It was becoming useless because of this. This 250GB HDD has saved the day and the Laptop. A few words of caution though won't go amiss. Firstly, save all your data files, e.g. on to an external HDD. Secondly, my original 'Toshiba-branded' Windows XP Home messed up the initial formatting of the new HDD.