Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVS
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Don't know if this was worth the buy or not....
5 April 2013
Summary: So I got this without knowing how to actually install it onto my 60gb playstation 3,Thought I knew how too but man was I wrong!, So I can't say if its a great buy or not, just know what your doing before you get it so you wouldn't have wasted your money like I did.
Summary: What I got is a Lenovo OEM part. It even has a thinkpad P/N on it. I am thinking it's produced for Lenovo, but Lenovo finally decided not to buy, that's why it ended up here. Good thing is when I checked on WD's website the warranty seemed to be solid(Standard 4 years). Really hope it's not a refurbished unit and just dead after a year. Next time I'll spend a few more bucks and buy a retail one!
Pros: Very Fast Shipping, Cheap and fairly good performance.
Cons: The sound while spinning is much larger than the 160G Scorpio Blue that came with my Thinkpad. Even through They had same Firmware and hardware version. And setting AAM to 128 does not reduce noise. It's really annoying because my Laptop was very quiet. I bought 5400 RPM drive just for the sake of low noise!
Summary: It was a great price when I got it. Unfortunately it died about a year and a half into ownership. The 160 I got from WD in the same computer is still going strong and it is going on 2 years or so now.
Drive worked well, but reported that it might fail
Computer-Aided E., Newegg
11 May 2008
Summary: Although I never had an operation problem or lost data, I needed to exchange two drives. Others are reporting this with MacBooks (not Pro, for me) and I am starting to wonder if there is a correlation - or, is it just a manufacturing problem. Though WD is good about the warranty, I was a bit annoyed to pay return shipment on the "failing" drives. I have purchase the WD 320 to see if there are less S.M.A.R.T. issues.
Pros: Very fast, quiet drive with lots of space for laptops.
Cons: I had two report S.M.A.R.T. failures (spin up time) and exchanged them.
Pros: Huge capacity for notebook drive. Quite and fast.
Cons: After five months of use on my MacBook Pro I started getting warnings of possible drive failures (S.M.A.R.T.). Good thing Western Digital has a good warranty program. They send you and replacement and then you send yours in within 30 days. If you not you are liable to pay for the replacement drive they sent you.