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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT
6.7 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT

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Overall 2
2.0

Drive Great - Packing and Shipping Not

bentsnake, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad on MacBook Pro 13"

John R., Newegg
8 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Was happy.. till it died 8 months later

UG-geek, Amazon
16 September 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after 30 minutes

Trevor D., Newegg
23 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died after less than a year

Michael L., Newegg
12 August 2011
  • Pros: Reasonably priced, but far from the only option in this price range...
  • Cons: Died after 7 months. It happens, but still... frustrating and hardly something that makes me want to trust Western Digital again.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Patterson D., Newegg
6 May 2011
  • Summary: DOA...enough said...check your drives before shipping!
  • Pros: None
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead after one week

Krzysztof G., Newegg
21 April 2011
  • Summary: I wish electonics were what they used to be - reliable
  • Pros: Fast, very fast. I saw nice speed bump when it worked.
  • Cons: Dead after only one week. Almost lost my data. I was able to recover from another drive I used to move data between laptops.
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Overall 2
2.0

Festplatte

René G, Amazon
24 January 2011
  • 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.
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