Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT
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18 January 2012
Summary: Bought to replace the tiny 60gb drive that came with my PS3. With the number of digital games these days 500gb is a pretty good choice. Installation was easy and this drive works like a champ. I think it's great for the purpose.
It's a drive; it does what it should with no complaints
C. D. Posten "ENTJ dad", Amazon
25 October 2011
Summary: I bought 2 of these from Amazon about 6 months ago, to replace the drives in my sons' and my PS3s. I had the 40GB version and they had the 80GB, so space was always at a premium. Time to upgrade. I selected these because I've had good luck with WDs in the past, and I figured 500GB would give us enough storage to last the ostensible lifetime of the PS3s without incurring the higher failure rates that sometimes come with the larger drive sizes. What can I say about them?
Summary: It has been four days since I replaced my late 09' Macbook pro's fujistu 250 gb with this western digital. Having had my computer for three years, it was time for an upgrade (I really want it to last through grad school!) and I believe that his hard drive has restored my machine to its former glory! All of the other reviews were very helpful and what most have said is what I will also say: 1) The install was relatively painless and straight forward.
Summary: With the wife and I now sharing one computer, there was no way all our data would fit on the 160GB drive what came with the laptop, so it was time to upgrade. After receiving the 500GB drive in the mail I popped open my MBP and installed the new drive no problem. The drive was initially mounted externally, having the system cloned onto it before installation, so it worked well both in an enclosure AND it has worked cooler and quicker in my MBP since the install.
Summary: Not terribly spec-heavy in this review. I bought this after researching what would fit and be useful in my 80GB PS3 fat, backed up my data to an external drive, and installed this with no problem. I've been using it as I usually would for about a month, and everything seems fine.
Great Performance from Western Digital for Dell XPS M1330
L. MEYER, Amazon
1 June 2011
Summary: The Western Digital WD5000BEKT hard drive is a great investment that delivers excellent performance. I've been using my new hard drive for a few months now and it's been worth every penny. I used the drive to upgrade my Dell XPS M1330 laptop from a 110 GB HD 5400 rpm drive. The new hard drive which spins at 7200 rpm is noticeably faster on start up, shut down, and just about everything else. It was like a new machine again after the upgrade.
Summary: HP laptop's 160GB hard drive began making loud, sick sounds- in response decided to get new hard drive, and from reviews, the WD Scorpio seemed like a good buy. Hard drive arrived quickly, as usual, via Amazon Prime. Also ordered the NexStar hard drive case(came with cable) Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure , that worked perfectly. The problem that I had was with cloning my old hard drive to the new one.
Summary: My hard drive crashed for good so I decided on this one as a replacement. I have a Macbook and it fit right in place with no problems. It works great! I have had it for a couple months now and have yet to find a downside. The price was incredible and the speed and reliability so far has far surpassed my old HD. I definitely recommend.
Summary: This drive has speeded up my computer. It was a breeze to install on my macbook pro using carbon copy cloner. The drive is so quiet I never hear it. It seems to be running at quite a bit lower temperature than my previous drive. File access is much faster, I assume that is because of the 7200 drive speed. Battery life has actually increased since I installed this drive. I like it!
Summary: I purchased this HD as an upgrade for my PS3. I'd read differing opinions on Western Digital vs. Seagate and I've had good experiences with both so I went with the WD because of the better price. I also read contradictory opinion regarding the degree to which the RPM would effect actual performance in a PS3 environment. The cost of the 7200 WD was only slightly higher than the 5400 WD so in this case, I went with the the higher RPM.