Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVS
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died fast, just like my other WD drive did
JonC "JonC", Amazon
7 February 2014
Summary: This drive died within about 2 years of ordinary use (SMART reported failure; CHKDSK would freeze). It came with a Lenovo ThinkPad that I bought. I had also bought another very similar WD hard drive to use as a backup drive in an enclosure, and it failed just as fast or faster.
Summary: It's a great HDD, but it would be really neat to actually have it in my comp, instead of just floating around in this case I bought primarily to use as a backup HDD. I don't know if it's because it's a WD and not a SeaGate, which is my OEM HDD. that would be pretty annoying if that was the case.
Pros: Fast, Quiet, Lots of space.
Cons: My 2007 basic 13' Macbook won't recognize the HDD when I plug it into the internal SATA connector, take it out, put it back, take it out again, but it back in over and over, and still won't recognize it. then I put it into this external HDD enclosure I bought for my old 80 GB Seagate Momentus HDD...
Summary: HD manufacturers have been dropping their QA requirements (sad to see WD is one of them, they were one of the manufactures I used to recommend) and their warranties. The warranties are a good indicator of how long the manufacturer expects the drive to last.
Pros: Good size for the price. Lasted at least a year.
Cons: QA on the OEMs is low. I have seen a few of these go bad about a year out. The lastest one had over 5000 unrepairable bad sectors. Lasted about a year.
Summary: WD will let you replace it provided you mail your drive to them. I was uneasy on this as I have sensitive info on mine so I ended up just keeping it and buying a new one (the wd 500 gig one) I figure WD doesn't have drives fail that quickly that often and reviews say they are good so I'll give them...
Pros: quiet, largest drive on market when I bought it
Cons: Failed on me in less than a year. Computer froze up and the hard drive was no longer recognized by my laptop nor desktop. OS install disc could not detect drive. Concluded it died on me.
Very noisy- thicker than many drives Getting disk errors
Snow Skiing BBQ Fanatic "skikt22", Amazon
19 October 2008
Summary: I originally upgraded a Toshiba Satellite with this drive. It seemed to work fine, but runs very hot and very loud. It was so loud I decided to swap it out for a Toshiba drive and use it just for backup.
Summary: Could be just a bad copy... I'm also very picky when it comes to noise, custom built my PC where you can't tell if it's on or off, that's what I call quiet. This drive was the noisiest device in my office.
Pros: High capacity, very inexpensive
Cons: Extremely loud. I couldn't believe it was louder than cpu cooling fan. Noticed right away, at first thought it was the fan, but after a little investigation my fears confirmed - the drive was emitting constant shhhh'ing noise (like a high rpm cooling fan).
Summary: Quieter then most hard disks I have owned but it is strange how it regularly makes and loud cla-clunk every ten seconds on the dot. Its enough to make me consider returning it.
Pros: At the time of writing it is about as large of a hd as possible.
Cons: Although its quiet most of the time it goes cla-clunk every 10 seconds(i timed it) even when my macbook is doing almost nothing. The factory fujitsu didnt do this even when copying huge blocks of data.
Summary: Judging from other people's reviews I'm really leery to take the plunge on any other 250GB notebook drives at this time.
Pros: Price and Capacity.
Cons: Two days after installing Windows Vista and getting my system configured, I recieved a SMART failure upon boot. Attempted to diagnose the drive with WD Diagnostic software and couldn't complete the tests on the drive. After recieving multiple window's prompts of a failing drive and fighting with ...