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6.4 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVE

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Western Digital 320 GB Scorpio Blue 100 Mb/s 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM

Janilac, Amazon
22 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this drive quite some time ago. It was a good buy for the money and is still going strong. While it is small capacity compared to the terabyte drives available now, it fits the need it was bought for and just keeps chugging along.
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Needed larger HD to upgrade Laptop.

One Scruffy Cat "Scruffy", Amazon
2 August 2013
  • Summary: Very easy to duplicate/transfer info from old hard drive with free Acronis WD found on line. Works on all WD HD's. No problem with HD or computer since installation!
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2013 and still working

Richard J., Newegg
23 June 2013
  • Pros: No more "whir, clunk death" for Western Digital. This HD outlived its warranted period and just installed in another Thinkpad after old laptop expired.
  • Cons: None
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Great drives, outdated.

Anonymous, Newegg
21 March 2013
  • Summary: Don't accept a refurb SATA if one of these PATA drives goes bad. Get a direct replacement instead, and insist you get something better.
  • Pros: Great drives, probably your best bet in non SATA drives for a PATA capable laptop or enclosure that should fit in your pocket.
  • Cons: Runs hot. Makes no difference to the system, but it might worry you. WD support will not ship you out any PATA caviar blues. I bought this one from Newegg to replace it. It replaced my old one well, have had no issues. I had to spend another 150 bucks to get a new one, after WD shipped me a refurbed SATA drive of slightly higher size (which promptly began to have bad sectors a few months out of warranty while plugged into the external port on the laptop.) I am not ple...
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WD Quality

barbnbob, Amazon
11 February 2013
  • Summary: Lots of space, Installed easily, fast transfer. Great Product. Highly recommend this product for anyone who wants to upgrade an older machine.
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Great Drive, but....

Ian T., Newegg
28 September 2012
  • Summary: 5 eggs because I didn't originally buy the drive for the Medion.
  • Pros: Fastest IDE drive I have ever used. Great for bringing new life to old an old laptop.
  • Cons: It only works properly in one of my two laptops. Has problems with sustained read on my Medion MD2900. The drive keeps resetting over and over resulting in a sustained read of 1-2MBps. The drive works perfectly in my laptop I don't use.
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Revived a 9 year old Toshiba Satellite P15-S409

John K., Newegg
19 May 2012
  • Summary: Box arrived at my doorstep severely smashed. Most of the packing peanuts fell out en route. However, the internal box and the drive inside it remained unscathed. Kudos to Newegg's shipping department. Boo to UPS.
  • Pros: Extremely fast, barely audible drive. Lots of storage space. Excellent choice for older PCs running IDE based drives. Remember this is a bare drive with nothing on it. You need to have your bootable OS software and any other backup software to use it.
  • Cons: As noted in other reviews, this is quite pricey. Newegg has the best price out there, but if you need it you can't complain. Depending on your OS and file system, you will get around 300GB of free space. Don't expect the full 320GB. Bit of a pain to format and partition, but if you have the right software, it's not too hard.
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Awesome hard drive

Ethan R., Newegg
28 April 2012
  • Summary: I used this drive two years ago to back up my failing 80 GB hard drive for my hp zd7260us. My computer recently died, so this is now a great external hard drive. I never had a problem with it (and if I remember correctly, it was a little quieter than my old drive).
  • Pros: If you have one of the few remaining PATA systems, this is the hard drive for you.
  • Cons: I honestly cannot think of any.
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User Review

Bobby K., Newegg
23 February 2012
  • Pros: Price was good. Fast shipping and good service. Employees was very helpful!!
  • Cons: None
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WD 320GB PATA

Anthony O., Newegg
24 January 2012
  • Summary: Works fine in my Compaq laptop. No issues. For those of you with BIOS issues, create a 40-60 GB C: boot partion. Leave the rest unallocated. Load WinXP SP3. Win XP will see the ENTIRE drive even though your BIOS doesn't. Use WinXP Drive management to format the balance of the drive as Drive E.
  • Pros: Upgraded my old laptop from 60GB to 300GB. Cheap.
  • Cons: None. Well I wish it was a 500GB or 1TB. But it's the largest PATA 2.5" out there.
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