Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT
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Drive for PS3
David R., Newegg
1 April 2011
Pros: I've had this item installed on my PS3 now for about 6 months. Some people said that load time was faster. I don't think is was necessarily slower or faster. My goal was to have more space on my PS3 not to increase load speed.
Pros: This is a follow-up review. It's pretty quick and generally quiet.
Cons: As others have pointed out, this drive comes with vibration. When I first installed it in my MBP I didn't think it would be an issue but the longer I use the machine, the more annoying the vibration is becoming. I'd recommend looking at other 500GB 7200RPM drives if they prove smoother. The only reason for getting this one over another option that I can see is the 5 yr warranty.
Pros: Idk what people are talking about with 7200 rpm drives overheating ps3's but I just got done doing a 12hr gaming session with g@d of war 3 and my ps3 was running just fine. Anyway this drive really speeds up the load times for sure.
Pros: Got this to replace a WDC blue in my 11.6" Acer netbook. Tons of space and this drive is fast.
Cons: It's definitely louder than the blue drive (sounds like a little fan in idle mode) and makes the netbook feel like it has a gyroscope in it. Drains the battery only slightly faster than the other drive.
Pros: This is the closest you can come in a mechanical hard drive to be as quick as today's Solid State Hard Drives. Very quick, quick spool up time,seek time, and 16MB cache is excellent for a 500GB drive. One of the fastest laptop drives I ever owned and very satisfied. Rest assured that a 5 year warranty is included with this Hard Drive. Whisper quiet and doesn't run hot.
Pros: I bought the WD5000BEKT in October 2010 as a replacement for a failed hard drive (HD) in my Dell M1330 notebook PC from Newegg, when it was on sale for $62.99. Installation was easy and straightforward and the HD has been functioning very well since. Admittedly I have not performed any objective metered testing on it, but it is certainly faster and more capacious than the 5400rpm 320GB HD it replaced. It is also reasonably quiet and does not seem to run hotter, based ...
Cons: On the Notebook Review forum, several users have complained that the WD5000BEKT was noisier than expected and than several other popular HDs. However, after directed listening, the WD5000BEKT is not noisy at all to my ears.
Summary: Drive seemed to drain the battery overly fast. With a 9 cell battery was barely getting over 2 hours of play (nothing hard core - basic 720p or 480p. Playing any full 1080p material back noticeably shortened battery life and playback wasn't always smooth.
Pros: Reliability, 5 year warranty and a 600,000 mtbf; a killer combo in just the customer service/support area online. Drive makes good use of the cache and found there were far less disk writes and hard paging being done with the use of this drive.
Cons: Read speeds aren't up to par with its counterpart. Watching video material directly from the drive would sometimes pause or stumble in instances where viewing the same material over the LAN resulted in smooth playback.
Pros: Awesome drive. Very quiet. I replaced the stock 160GB on my MacBook Pro 15" (C2D 2.4Ghz), the 3,1 model number from mid 2007. Followed the steps on iFixit and was easily able to swap the old drive and put in this new 500GB one. It runs perfect, and It's actually faster than the original 7200rpm drive that it replaced. I used to juggle around the last 10 - 15GB of space on the old drive, but now I have 300GB after giving a good amount to Windows via Bootcamp for games....
Cons: The fans seem to be running a little more often now (not at full rpm or anything), but not by much. Doesn't matter to me though, it's not like its running all the time or even most of the time, but it does run more so than it did when the old drive was in place.