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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT
6.7 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT

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Overall 8
8.0

WD HDD Refurbished

John E., Newegg
22 June 2013
  • Summary: its a good drive, Refurbished ?! who cares its a Western Digital, i rarely have trouble with WD. 412GB Free space after installation is better than 298GB from a 320GB HDD.
  • Pros: 7200Rpm 16MB Cache Low Price for an WD 500GB HDD ( then again its Refurbished)
  • Cons: No Noticeable Speed up on PlayStation 3.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Drive For The Price

Mark R., Newegg
24 December 2011
  • Summary: Kudos to NEWEGG for quick turn around time on RMA.
  • Pros: Sometimes new hard drives are bad. Happens all the time. Mfgrs can't thoroughly test EVERY drive that comes off the assembly line. I had to RMA my first drive. Thank you NEWEGG for making that an easy and fast process. They got me a second drive very quickly. I had no time constraints as this was...
  • Cons: WD needs better QC.
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Overall 8
8.0

more strange noises

William W., Newegg
27 June 2011
  • Pros: See my previous review.
  • Cons: The replacement drive also makes the maddening, intermittent "whoosh, whoosh" noise. I'm going to give this one away and get the Hitachi I originally wanted - once it is back in stock.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice, but strange noises

William W., Newegg
23 June 2011
  • Pros: Feels faster than the 320G 7200RPM Hitachi that it replaced. Runs cool. Not too noisy, but see below.
  • Cons: From time to time it starts making a strange, repeating "whoosh" noise. It isn't the head actuator click - which it also makes quietly. I called WD support expecting to hear that it is normal (since the drive is working) but the tech said "replace the drive". I'm returning it for replacement, but...
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Overall 8
8.0

Newegg rocks

David B., Newegg
22 June 2011
  • Pros: This thing was packaged like Fort Knox. Wrapped in bubble wrap in 1 box, then put in foam popcorn into another box. Bravo Newegg! Works as intended
  • Cons: Only 465Gb of free space -1 egg
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice so far, impressed with the speed of the drive.

TechJunkie, Amazon
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Charles M., Newegg
5 June 2011
  • Summary: After about 6 months it has developed a rather annoying random high pitched squeal or squeak. no performance issues and SMART reports no issues.
  • Pros: Still a good buy price to gb ratio. Speed is good for video/audio work.
  • Cons: Could stand more cache, but that is just me. none yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Good upgrade, a lot of capacity and great speed.

dmsc, Amazon
25 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great little drive

Floyd M., Newegg
27 March 2011
  • Pros: The drive works. Better Newegg must have gotten the message on packaging. Last two drives were packaged very well. Bubble, cardboard wrapped, then syrofoam pellets around. Maybe that will help the returns, and it definitely makes for happier hardware. I have had a number of rattling box deliverie...
  • Cons: None so far!
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Overall 8
8.0

Hi Quality Western Digital Drive

Thomas D., Newegg
25 March 2011
  • Summary: My Qosmio X505-896 came with a second bay and I purchased this drive to fill it up. I am very happy, as this is one of the higher quality WD drives. It is fast, complete and fits nicely in my 18.4" laptop, giving me three 500gb drives!!!!
  • Pros: Higher quality WD, price is competitive, 7200/3.0gb/s speed.
  • Cons: None
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