Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT
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P Barlow, Amazon
9 June 2013
Summary: Terrible drives. One Netbook and one Laptop with Scorpio Blacks installed (160GB and 320GB) at the same time in January 2011. Both crapped out within weeks of each other just outside of warranty. Bad sectors on both and completely unrecoverable as a Master drive.
Summary: I cloned my existing Windows 8 disk onto this shortly after it arrived and initially I was very happy. Everything went well and it seemed to run much faster than my old 5400rpm disk. Unfortunately after 3 days of light use the disk completely failed, it seems to me that the fault is with the controller electronics rather than the platter as it spins fine but is completely unrecognised by the machine.
Summary: Not the sellers fault and it might just be I was unlucky but I've had this hard drive for exactly 5 months, from installation it was occasionally 'blue screening' on me at start up and a week ago it decided it was going to just blue screen and wouldnt start up at all. It seems to be corrupted and I'm currently sending it back to Western Digital under warranty to hopefully get a replacement.
Summary: As experienced by one of the other reviewers, it was only a couple months before my OS began to freeze, then all the data disappeared and the HDD wasn't recognised until I reformated. I ran the WD diskchecker to be informed it had bad sectors. As also previously mentioned, WD then make you jump through hurdles regarding precise postage, packaging & labelling - all at the unfortunate consumers costs (with the threat of +£100 admin/replacement fee if you do not comply).