Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT
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Tim J., Newegg
29 May 2009
Summary: The noise and vibration is very mild and does not bug me one bit. The performance is way more important to me to worry about such a minimal issue. I do not often run on battery for long periods of time, but I have not noticed much (if any) of a drop in battery life after the 5400 to 7200 upgrade.
Pros: The drive is significantly faster and larger than the stock drive in my unibody MacBook.
Cons: Slight vibration and noise, compared to the 5400rpm stock drive
Summary: Newegg proves that the seemingly lost art of customer service is not a dead one. You won't know until you need it, but no doubt you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was. I've been ordering computer parts off the internet since 1995 (GET OFF MY LAWN!), and it is no exaggeration to say that Newegg sets the standard by which all others fall short.
Pros: I'm back tonight to buy a second one.
Cons: cons . . . . well, it came down in price $35 in six weeks, but hey, it's computer equipment.
Summary: Got this to replace an older WD which had started making strange noises. Downloaded the free Acronis from WD, which worked perfectly. Apart from finding the right driver for the new drive laptop booted up first time. Only problem is that the old drive seems to have recovered from its problems and actually ran quieter than the new one, but it was slower.
Summary: Not normally one to review but since it is rarer to find positive feedback than negative, I feel it only fair to chip in and say that this works absolutely fine fine in my PS3. Upped from tiny little 40GB drive to this 320GB drive and now don't have to worry every time I install, save or download something. Chuffed!
Summary: Having used WD products before, I was drawn to their choice of drives to upgrade a 'suspect' Seagate HDD in a Dell Inspiron laptop. This drive works excellently, although be aware it may not be plug 'n' play with your PC as you may need to arm yourself with the host machines Sata AHCI drivers first (option to install these at beginning of Vista installation).
Summary: Please be aware this model does NOT contain freefall sensor technology contrary to the spec listing. I nearly fell for this myself and am warning others looking for freefall drives likely to be misled by this listing. This drive is model:WD3200BEKT For drive WITH Freefall Sensor you want model WD3200BJKT DON'T BUY THIS IF YOU WANT A FREEFALL DRIVE!!