Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT
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Not so hot
30 April 2010
Summary: It was defective on arrival. I tried several times to format it and it just wouldn't work. I had to send it back. I bought another one at a local dealer and it took the format on the first try. I think this one was just a bad apple. Better to find out its bad now than later when I have 320 GB of stuff on it.
Summary: The image provided by Buy.com shows a clean original box. But delivered is in a plastic bag. No warranty information nor other product description. The HDD looks working normally, but really doubt if it is new or not.
Summary: I ordered this to replace a failed unit in my 4 disk RAID array. I deliberately chose an identical unit to reduce my potential hassle and this unit fits the bill perfectly. The three star review is because, despite being sold as new (and I have no doubt that it was an unused unit) it appeared to be rather elderly - the serial number and precise drive part number indicate it is an older batch than my existing drives, which I have had myself for several years.
Summary: Whilst the PS3 will recognise this and use it. If you want to stream any video such as through iPlayer this hard drive will cause the stream to stutter. This is due to the supposed ECO function where it tries to turn itself off, then the PS3 will turn it back on. Please buy a different make if you can.
Summary: Reliable, acceptably fast. Trouble is the seek noise. When accessing files theres a constant gritty metallic sound which would be quiet for a desktop hard drive, but in a laptop without any other sounds to drown it out its plain irritating and feels antiquated. Idle noise is good. Many reckon its quiet but I've had 2 scorpios and both were loud.
Seek noise is very loud if you're using in a quiet room
P. Boulton, Amazon
29 May 2009
Summary: Many find the WD scorpio series to be the quietest hard drive. To my ears the WD scorpio is downright noisy for a laptop drive. Would be good for a desktop and probably drowned out by fans etc. Trouble is the rest of my dell 1520 is silent most of the time. The idle noise is indeed quiet. The seek noise is metallic and gritty and I've tried 2 of them. Particularly bad when the laptop is on a hard surface. Changing acoustic management has no effect.