Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT
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nice replacement for PS3 HD crash, but needs formatting prior to installing
G-13 "Gman", Amazon
23 November 2013
Summary: PS3 replacement HD, would be a 5star rating. But i had to format the drive prior to installing it in the PS3. Which was a pain in the ass, seeing as i had to crack open my tower PC to format this HD.
Summary: This 320GB Hard drive by Western Digital is just what the doctor order. I wanted to upgrade my PS3 from a 40GB, so I decided to go large and purchased this hard drive. I removed my orignal 40GB HD and placed the 320GB HD inside my PS3 Console, hooked it up, then turned on the system formatted the new hard drive and loaded my backup.Every thing turned out beautiful and I now have more space for my games, music, and movies.
Summary: I ordered it for my PS3 Super Slim 12GB and it works just fine. Installation was easy and the system recognised the HDD in seconds without any tricks. Its very quiet and the temperture of my console seems the same since. There are faster and bigger drives on the market, but for this price its a real bargain. Note for PS3 Super Slim 12GB owners: you will need an official PS3 HDD Mounting Bracket in order to install any hard drives.
Summary: Works fine, good price, silent enough, cool enough. Still it seems to be slower than Samsung HM400JI which is 400GB but also SATA, 2.5, 5400RPM, 8MB cache. I did only one test, maybe I'm wrong... Good product anyway!
Summary: Bought this to upgrade my Acer One netbook as I accidentally dropped it and was not sure if I could hear the harddrive clicking (as in 'click of death'). Was a toss up between Seagate or Hitachi, but the WD reviews gave this the edge. Easy to install and my netbook (also upgraded the ram & wifi card at the same time) recognised it automatically, so loads more drive space to listen to my music (CDs ripped to FLAC and listening with Foobar2000 to a dedicated headphone amp...
Summary: If like me you are going to install this on your PS3 then this may help you. Back up your files or use the backup option on the menu After you have swapped the drive over which takes a couple of minutes you'll reboot to see that you have to install the system update software. Download the system update software from the playstation site to your PC. The next bit is the bit that had me stuck until I tracked down the information on the web.
Summary: I used this drive for my Macbook and I have to say -so far- has proven to be very good.Because I fitted it into a Mac I needed to format the drive using Apple's disk utility before my computer could recognize the drive. The drive is very quite and is much better than anything else that I have used. For the money it is super value and a lot cheaper than buying an equivalent from APPLE.
Summary: I have also bought this harddrive I have had it now for about 6 months now and have put it in my PS3. The hard drive itself seems to work well i have no complaints anyway works fine with a ps3 for anyone that is looking for a HDD replacement. I feel that theres not alot i can say about a HDD apart from it works well.