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.
Summary: I can not say with certainty if this is just a problem with Macs. But I am certain that it is bad drive.
Pros: Fast drive.
Cons: Purchased on 2-2011. The last month this HD has been rebooting on my MacBook Pro. I thought it was bad software. I swapped it out for another different hard drive the problem got fixed. I am now using it externally trying to encrypt the drive and it says, 20 hours remaining. Bingo! The drive is BAD.
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...
Summary: Started clicking the hour it was connected.
Pros: I paid for it, let it sit in its packaging untouched for a few months (I procrastinate). Finally went to clone my hd to this one, and failed after 30 minutes of writing. So the pro is that I found out this drive sucked quickly, instead of having it fail on me months later when I have important da...
Cons: The con is that this drive doesn't work for more than a half hour. So yeah.
Summary: DOA...enough said...check your drives before shipping!
Cons: Drive arrived DOA. Would not spin up just clicked. I wrote 1 review and it was up a couple days then they deleted it. This does not make me happy, is this how you get 5 eggs by deleting bad reviews?? This is the first bad review I've given, and it's well deserved.
WD Scorpio Black 500go / 720rpm B#R#U#Y#A#N#T# !!!
11 December 2012
Summary: J'ai eu l'occasion de monter un WD Scorpio Black 500go / 7200rpm sur un macbook 7.1 unibody neuf et upgradé à 8go de RAM. La vibration engendrée et le bruit de rotation (en vitesse de croisière hein) est tout simplement insuportable.
Summary: Köpte en sån här för att ha i en digitalbox, men den låter/brummar förskräckligt. Jag sitter 3m ifrån min TV (och box), men den störde så mycket att jag tog ut den efter 5 minuter. Helt klart ett felköp av mig. Kan inte uttala mig om prestanda etc..
Summary: Hallo, Ich habe diese Festplatte für mein MacBook 15" unibody (Januar 2009) gekauft und gegen meine 250GB platte ausgetauscht. 2.53 Ghz 4Gb RAM Habe das System neu installiert und dann per Time Machine Backup alle Daten widerhergestellt.