Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVE
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Good price and reliable hard drive
22 January 2015
Summary: Bought it for an HP Pavilion dv8000. This model has two 2.5" PATA drives. 320Gb is the biggest 2.5" PATA drive made and they are becoming harder to find. This one cast about $130 and was the lowest price I could find. I use the HP dv8000 to copy and burn CDs and DVDs. The drive is working just fine.
Summary: A client of mine had an older Dell that HDD went belly up. I replaced with drive but the old machine only recognized like 170GB due to BIOS. But it has been reliable and good drive. And I don't normally like Western Digital since their QA is crap.
Summary: Western Digital 320 GB Scorpio Blue 100 Mb/s 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive - WD3200BEVE In an effort to save money during rough times, I decided to repair my Dell Inspiron 600m from college days. The Dell hard drive failed and I saw a 320GB for $75.
The drive works fine...my computer is a different story.
james s., Newegg
16 June 2011
Summary: So, I spent $90 bucks to go from 80gig to 137gb. Sometimes you win and sometimes you can't overcome your computers ancient bios.
Pros: The drive works fine.
Cons: After reading the multiple reviews here I was confident that I could overcome the limitations of my bios so the computer (VGN-S360) Sony Vaio would see the full 320gb of this drive. No matter how I partitioned the drive the computer would never see the full 320gb. It would see 137gb when it was i...
Pros: Like the drives size. Up from the 100gb (4200rpm's) my HP zv6000 series. Reload XP, drivers, apps, music, video, pictures w/out issue. Partitioned out 250gb's. Runs quiet and not all that hot/warm. Boots-up much quicker.
Cons: Seems a little off when I delete some files. May have the wrong format on that partitioned drive for just music, video, & pictures.
Summary: I usually stay away from Western Digital, but they seem to be the only ones still making ATA-6 laptop drives. I usually always use Seagate drives. Everything is working OK and maybe I'll be able to put off buying another laptop for awhile.
Pros: I was able to breath more life into my laptop by increasing internal storage capacity. I needed a higher capacity ATA-6 laptop drive for my old Dell 9100 Inspiron laptop (don't laugh) :)
Summary: Replaced 100 GB Fujitsu HDD in HP dv5040us Pavilion. Use FORMAT not Quick format...some sectors bad in new HDD...esp. if you have to use the BACKUP/RESTORE partitions surrogate wkstn route (instead of a direct HDD clone on the LT). Good handling by NewEgg..
Pros: Size, speed and price for a 2.5 inch PATA drive. Notice big improvement over my old Fujitsu 100 GB HDD.
Cons: 1st unit DOA...no spin. HDD RMA 2 weeks later OK. But HP Pavilion LT wouldn't see it on USB via a Nippon Labs EIDE HDD kit...LBA 48 ? or patches in WD-Acronis tools (won't run if a WD drive isn't seen)? WD level 2 support "have no procedure for a 'consumer' LT with a single HDD bay"! Ended up by ...