Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT
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Drive failed after a month
Drew F, Amazon
3 January 2011
Summary: I have my laptop with 3 of the 320GB WD Blacks running. Two in drive bays and a 3rd that replaces my CD-RW drive. I had one fail after about one month of what I would consider regular daily use. It wasn't my primary boot/os drive either which makes it ever odder that it failed. Would power up and do the click of death we all hate to hear. Tried external drive enclosures, other drive bays, etc.. Still nothing.
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've had a frustrating time with this HD replacement in my lappy. Everything went swimmingly until I had filled the disc with just over 100GB, then all of a sudden, bluescreen city until one of them wrecked my Windows installation. By using the Seagate diagnostic disc, I'm finding thousands of bad sectors. Back to WD it goes!
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.
Summary: 2 gekauft und gleiche eine defekt bin begeistert. Ich weiß garnicht wann ich das, dass letzte mal hatte. Eine Qualitätskontrolle gibt es hoffendlich noch bei WD bei diesem Kampfpreis. Bin auch ein wenig enttäuscht von der Performens, die 500GB Platte von der gleichen Serie machte max.81MB/s und die 320GB kommt nur auf 66MB/s. Dann lieber 15 Euro drauflegen und sich die 500GB von WD holen. Diese Platte kann ich leider nicht empfehlen!