Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 8
A good buy, well worth the money
14 October 2012
Summary: I repaired a friend's laptop that had a failing drive. Replaced it with this drive and it was an easy installation from an image of the old drive. It performs well, is quiet and pretty fast. Definitely worth the money.
Summary: These days, a 320GB disk in a laptop is considered a little below average. With most having 500GB-1TB, and the only exceptions being SSD's which are still a tad expensive for my tastes. Thanks to continuous advancements in disks, this 320GB is extremely cost effective. If you have the ability to get two of these in a laptop, I'd highly recommend doing that and making one a mirrored backup.
Summary: My first experiences with Western Digital left more than a lot to be desired. Twice I had drives fail just days after the warranty expired, leaving me hanging with little option for external storage. Fortunately, I had backups... I had occasion recently to need to get a drive replaced for a friend... 1 tb Blue, rather than Black. WD had no issue this time whatsoever in replacing a faulty drive.
Summary: I got this hard drive to replace my old and broken hard drive for my Old TOSHIBA laptop. I receive this item on time and installed it no problem so far. I install new OS and my laptop is become brand new again.
Summary: I replaced my old faulty 320GB Hitachi 5400 RPM with this WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200 RPM in a couple of minutes. The buffer size for this drive is 16MB which made a big impact on my laptop performance. I got rid of the crappy Windows Vista and installed Windows 7 and I can't be happier than this! The installation was simply a breeze and the PC perforamnce now is way much better. However, this drive is a bit noiser than my old drive but heey is nothing to worry about.
Summary: I bought this to replace the original Dell laptop hard drive (Seagate) that was only a couple years old. I typically buy Western Digital and have had no issues but it is pretty much luck of the draw. There will always be folks that buy brand X and swear buy it because they have never had any issues and someone that bought the same brand X and had one or more failures and therefore deems their products junk. This drive has suited me fine.
Summary: This is a replacement for a HD that crashed in my kids laptop. Got this one, because it is 7200 RPM instead of the original Toshiba hard drive that was 5400 RPM. Drive is fine, installed easily and no issues. However shipping sucked.. I ordered Windows 7 prof from another vendor, a monitor for my desktop couple of days later and they all arrived way before this HD. It took more than 10 days. Never seen anything so slo..ow from Amazon before.
Summary: Never buy and HP product. I bought this since it was having hard drive problems. (And this is a new HP laptop!) With the lack of quality from HP, I could not tell if this worked as good as it said, but it was quiet and definitely expanded my battery life while it ran.