Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000BPVT
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Not worth it
Jeffrey P., Newegg
3 October 2013
Pros: Not much really, never worked-twice.
Cons: I ordered 1 of these and when i put it in my laptop and started up a operating system disk i got blue screen telling me an error had occurred and to remove any hard drives. I got an RMA processed and sent it back for a replacement, the replacement makes a strange buzzing noise and doesn't run at all. Its to late to get another replacement and I'm tired of paying for shipping anyway.
UPDATE - 3 out of the 5 drives I purchased were DEAD ON ARRIVAL
Norman D., Newegg
2 June 2013
Pros: I recently purchased five of these drives to help replace laptop drives for a non-profit. My third, fourth and fifth drive were dead. I paid $12 to return them to Western Digital and received three "Recertified" drives later. The three "Recertified" drives I received we're DEAD.
Cons: I'm out at least $160 and now have to waste more time and money returning a SECOND set of THREE dead drives. I cannot express how frustrating this is.
Cons: horrible QA. drive did not recognize when stuck in external case. hooked directly to computer as an additional drive and had to low level format first in order to partition it without it locking up. after a week i now have file corruption.. it tries doing a disk scan at startup and unable to read when finally in windows.
garbage -- WD lied about the geometry of Advanced Format drives
BASSEM J., Newegg
7 April 2013
Pros: Do yourself a favor and stay away from WD Advanced Format, including the black such as WD5000BPKT that had the same issue described in "Other thoughts" below.
Cons: failed after one month of light use because WD lied about the geometry reporting Normal Format for an Adcanced Format drive. WD seeking to make the AF transition at consumer expense, making it as if it is a transparent migration by forcing a Normal Format on AF drive. Drive will be working hard to seek data when writing to sector because WD lied and forcing a Normal Format that will fool the OS when seeking to this drive. See other thoughts what this mean.