Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT
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Drive Great - Packing and Shipping Not
25 October 2012
Summary: Another reviewer's uploaded images show a well packed drive in a factory-style shipping carton. That's not what I got. The drive itself is a Western Digital Black, sold worldwide. These drives are reliable, and essentially silent. If you have any noticeable noise or vibration it's nothing that should be there. Back up your data and think about filing a warranty claim. I say these drives are reliable, but they're still mechanical devices with moving parts.
Summary: Bought to replace the tiny 60gb drive that came with my PS3. With the number of digital games these days 500gb is a pretty good choice. Installation was easy and this drive works like a champ. I think it's great for the purpose.
It's a drive; it does what it should with no complaints
C. D. Posten "ENTJ dad", Amazon
25 October 2011
Summary: I bought 2 of these from Amazon about 6 months ago, to replace the drives in my sons' and my PS3s. I had the 40GB version and they had the 80GB, so space was always at a premium. Time to upgrade. I selected these because I've had good luck with WDs in the past, and I figured 500GB would give us enough storage to last the ostensible lifetime of the PS3s without incurring the higher failure rates that sometimes come with the larger drive sizes. What can I say about them?
Summary: I upgraded a 250 GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro with this drive. It shipped and arrived quickly in the no-hassle environmentally friendly Amazon packaging I have come to appreciate. Upon arrival, I popped it into hard drive enclosure, connected it to my MacBook via a USB cable and cloned my internal hard drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. 30 minutes later, I've got the back of my MacBook off and swap hard drives. Right off the bat, it boots up with no issues.
Summary: I was rather happy with this Hard Disk initially. Speeds were improved when I upgraded from the stick 5400 RPM drive that comes with my macbook pro to this disk. Unfortunately, it definitely was much louder, generated a lot more heat to the extent that I could no longer put the laptop on my laps as I could before, and then to cap it all off, it died without any warning suddenly eight months later. No bad sounds, nothing to even give a hint of warning.
Summary: It has been four days since I replaced my late 09' Macbook pro's fujistu 250 gb with this western digital. Having had my computer for three years, it was time for an upgrade (I really want it to last through grad school!) and I believe that his hard drive has restored my machine to its former glory! All of the other reviews were very helpful and what most have said is what I will also say: 1) The install was relatively painless and straight forward.
Summary: With the wife and I now sharing one computer, there was no way all our data would fit on the 160GB drive what came with the laptop, so it was time to upgrade. After receiving the 500GB drive in the mail I popped open my MBP and installed the new drive no problem. The drive was initially mounted externally, having the system cloned onto it before installation, so it worked well both in an enclosure AND it has worked cooler and quicker in my MBP since the install.
Summary: Not terribly spec-heavy in this review. I bought this after researching what would fit and be useful in my 80GB PS3 fat, backed up my data to an external drive, and installed this with no problem. I've been using it as I usually would for about a month, and everything seems fine.
Summary: Just got this bad boy installed on my PS3 this morning (Father's Day, 2011). Such an easy install, it's a joke. If you have no clue as to how, just youtube the process. After reading some other reviews for this same product, I don't know what their issues were. I had an 80GB HDD originally with 53GB used. It took me 1 hour and 45 to back it up, less than 4 minutes to switch HDD's and another 1 hour and 45 minutes to restore.
Nice so far, impressed with the speed of the drive.
8 June 2011
Summary: If you have a SATA 2.5" HDD then you've found the higher quality model. I've been fixing computers for 15 years and this is a great value drive and faster than what your are accustomed to. It's a very quick drive that's for sure. But then again, if you have big money, might I suggest looking up 10,000 RPM drives? (They do exist, and so does SSD :) I've had the drive for two days and transferred a 200GB+ image to this 7200RPM drive without any issues.