Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT
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Drive dailing after two years.
Stephen S., Newegg
25 June 2014
Summary: I know it's ridiculous to expect drives manufactured in the past half dozen years to last longer than your average underwear, but I have a couple of WD drives from 10-12 years ago that are doing fine. And it's sad that they don't have QC like that any more...
Summary: Western Digital drives are Unuseable. I've been in business for over 20 years and have never, ever in my whole life dealt with such gross lack of quality control. It's non-existant! All I get is the run around and they send refurbished drives back.
Cons: Took this drive out of the package to format it and it died within seconds. This isn't the first time that I've had to deal with Western Digital about drives that come with the rattle of death right from the get go. Don't know how they (WD) are still in business.
Summary: Perhaps I should have been aware of the restocking fee but in the future I will likely purchase at Best Buy as they don't have a restocking fee and I don't need to deal with shipping.
Cons: Well I was going to return this unopened as I had been given a SSD but after I found out there was a restocking fee and combining that with shipping I decided to use it. That was until I tried it and it is dead on arrival. The driver won't load and I hear a repeating whirring sound coming from the drive.
Summary: Spinrite has been running for 8 hours and hasn't gotten passed 14%, which indicates a totally failed disk. Hoping to salvage the data from my friend's PC before I RMA it to WD. My experience over the past several years has bbeen terrible with WD, Seagate and Hitachi. Failure rate is close to 40% and, except for laptops, the environments have been very well ventilated with bronze power-supplies behind APC Smart UPSs.
Pros: Came with much needed warrantee.
Cons: Eight months, to the day, of light usage and it's dead. Need I say more.
Defective - WD seems to have some serious quality control problems
Xiao W., Newegg
11 October 2013
Summary: I contacted WD after the second failed test and it was suggested in the reply that I use the RMA. The advanced replacement seems to be a nice option, but I have been very busy recently so I postponed the replacement. After all, despite the failed tests, the drive seems to be functioning normally. Today when I turned on the computer, well, the same thing that happened to the returned WD Blue happened to this hard drive: it showed up as unformatted.
Pros: Tech support is prompt.
Cons: Because of the exceptional ratings on Newegg and everywhere else, and Google's research showing that hard drive quality and brand are not correlated, I decided to give WD another chance despite my previous bad experience with it. After all, I want to support an American and Californian brand in a tough market filled with foreign brands. And this is WD's high-end, elite class product. But this is what I got: countless hours spent retransfering data and troubleshooting ...
Pros: Given that it failed, the speed/capacity/cost are mostly irrelevant.
Cons: Drive failed after less than two years. I didn't drop it or anything like that as far as I know -- it just stopped working, and I sent it to DriveSavers and they said the read/write head had broken and began damaging the platters.