Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT
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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.
Summary: I bought this HD to replace the internal drive of my Dell Vostro notebook, that had an WD Scorpio blue 250GB disk. The new drive is noticeably faster, but also it's quieter and colder! I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
Summary: I purchased both a WD500BEKT and a WD5000BEVT (aka "Black" and "Blue" models). I ended up trying both in a new Macbook Pro 15" i5 (early 2011). I first used the Black model as it rated at a faster spin rate - 7200 RPM vs Blue's 5200 RPM. I did notice an improvement in boot speed and application launch over the machines factory installed Seagate Momentus 320GB 5400.6 model. This was great until I noticed a disturbing vibration within the machine.
Summary: This 7200 RPM Hard drive is a bit faster than my old 5300 RPM (100G Toshiba). I upgraded because I was running out of space on my hard drive - The speed difference is a bonus. The drive is reasonably quiet - no clicks or clanks, just a little bit of a whirring noise. I would say that the audible noise level is about the same as the previous (slower) Toshiba. Installation was easy - although the drive comes with no instructions.
Summary: So far it work perfect for me, fast than 5200 RPM for sure at file transfer and access, but heat is big problem with WIN7 so I have to buy a two fans notebook pad to make it work smoothly, some time has noise but not big deal.
Summary: I bought this Hard Drive for a netbook acer aspire one AO531-2588 that has a 160 GB Hard Drive factory installed, which is a crappy one. As soon arrived i proceeded the disk swap, and that was easy, just remove 3 screws, remove the old hard disk, remove the mounting shield between drives and put everything back in place. I installed windows 7 later with no problems.
Summary: First of all: IT VIBRATES, A LOT. The speed and storage space are definitely welcomed, and the installation process was a breeze. But this thing vibrates a lot, and generates much more heat and noise than the stock drive did on my aluminum macbook. The battery life has decreased as well. Mind you, these are not big problems, but you should consider them before hand. The speed is incredible.
Summary: Körde denna i min HP TX2000 tills datorn dog, tog ut HDDn och fortsätter köra den i externt kabinett, underbart snabb, dock så håller jag med xpern om att den låter en hel del. Dock klart värt prestandan, får över 100MBps sekventiellt via USB3.
Summary: Bei ganz normalen kopiervorgängen innerhalb der Festplatte und von Externer Festplatte auf die Interne kommt eine Schreibgeschwindigkeit von ca 28MB/s zustande. Dafür eine Dauerhafte Beschallung, die fast mit meinem Lüfter mithalten kann, falls der grad an ist. Daher dauerhaft recht laut. Vibration deutlich spürbar, bei meinem Laptop jedoch nciht weiter störend.