Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000BPVT
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Not worth it
Jeffrey P., Newegg
3 October 2013
Summary: I have been more than satisfied with other newegg products, it just seems this particular hard drive just isn't something they are capable with. I place the blame on the item itself this model is a dud.
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
Summary: I buy several hundred drives a year and I'm not stupid. I expect a certain amount of Dead on Arrival parts a year but to have three out of a batch of five come in DEAD and then to have to deal with three DEAD replacement drives is INSULTING.
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
Summary: Model Family: Western Digital Scorpio Blue Serial ATA (Adv.
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.
Summary: I will NEVER purchase the Scorpio Blue hard drive again. It doesn't last long at all. I've went through 2 Scorpio Blues in three months. I didn't download junk or anything that would cause them to stop working. If anyone would like a great hard drive then get a WD Scorpio Black. They're much more dependable.
Disk errors began within 3 days of software installation
W. Gervasi, Amazon
24 May 2010
Summary: This was to be the replacement hard disk for my business notebook computer when the original 100GB drive ran out of space. I formatted the drive, installed software, and transferred all data to the new drive. Within 3 days, disk errors began to appear with the error message "Bad block detected; recovering file xyz". On day #6, the computer would no longer boot saying there were errors in the operating system itself.
Summary: Habe die Festplatte gekauft weil (obwohl) mir zuvor kurz nach Ablauf der Garantie dieselbe kaputt gegangen war Direkt der erste Formattierungs-(Initialisierungs-)versuch schlug fehl, weil CRC-Fehler angezeigt wurden. Ich bat einen Fachmann um Hilfe, der mir mein Problem leider bestätigte. Leider habe ich mir zu viel Zeit mit dem Einbau gelassen und kann sie nun nicht mehr umtauschen Habe jetzt für 10 € mehr eine von Seagate gekauft und alles läuft wieder prima.
Summary: Platte Anfang Februar 2014 eingebaut - Ende April 2014 defekt wieder zurückgesendet. Kauf lohnt nicht. Eventl. ist die Platte auch einfach nicht für den Berieb in einem Notebook geeignet (Temperatur dürfte hierja höher sein).
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