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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT
5.3 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT

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Overall 6
6.0

Lasted over 3 years

David R., Newegg
27 December 2011
  • Pros: Purchased in July of 2008 and it worked great.
  • Cons: Died recently with multiple bad sectors. Thankfully I have more everything backed up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked while it lasted.

Ethan S., Newegg
27 November 2011
  • Summary: I don't recommend this if it'll be seeing a lot of travel. After paying a $60 diagnostic fee at a local computer repair shop, they discovered that some of the harddrive's internal discs had lightly scratched areas, most likely due to excessive handling.
  • Pros: Handled everything just fine. Very stable and had no problems installing the OS.
  • Cons: Apparently, they're fairly fragile. It simply crashed on me one night, suddenly and permanently erasing all of my laptop data, including a nearly-finished novel. Very disappointed, but this is the only Western Digital HDD I've ever had that's failed on me, so I'm reluctant to give it a lower rati...
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Overall 6
6.0

Died at 45 days

Gilbert B., Newegg
26 April 2011
  • Summary: I think all of the drive vendors force QA onto their customers instead of doing more to provide better quality.
  • Pros: Was quiet and reasonably fast until it died after 45 days of light use.
  • Cons: Can not RMA to NewEgg since it is past their 30 day policy.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Looks like refurbished..

Rakuten
12 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

J.R. Tuel, Amazon
20 November 2008
Overall 6
6.0

Thousands of bad sectors

Dan Adams, Rakuten
26 April 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad

Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 November 2008
  • Summary: However, when installed on my PS3 with nothing else installed it showed only 271GB disc space. That's quite a drop from the published figure, but the price probably makes it ok.
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Overall 6
6.0

hard drive

BYMOOR BILL, Amazon
20 November 2008
  • Summary: bought this hard drive to enable fixing someone else's comp when it requires new hard drive as old one is dud
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Overall 6
6.0

Seek noise is very loud if you're using in a quiet room

Amazon
20 November 2008
  • 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.
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