www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Western-digital-wd5000bpvt.33748182
6.8 out of 10

Western Digital WD5000BPVT

With available SATA or PATA interfaces, WD Scorpio Blue drives o Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000BPVT

Showing 1-10 of 22
Overall 2
2.0

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

It's dead after 4 months

Yu W., Newegg
29 June 2013
  • Summary: Don't buy it.
  • Pros: it works good before dead.
  • Cons: it's dead after 4 months
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

doa after a week

bryan k., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Pros: 500gb wd for fair price
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

What a piece of junk!

Brian, Amazon
24 March 2013
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

CRC - Fehler von Anfang an...

Tom_Cookie "cookietom", Amazon
27 April 2014
  • 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.
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 2
2.0

Der letzte Mist im Notebook

Checkerboy "Fernsehfan", Amazon
26 April 2014
  • 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).
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Yandex
22 April 2014
  • Excerpt: купил ноутбук год назад, работал жесткий не сказать что бы плохо, но он сильно уменьшал возможности ноутбука по скорости работы...а буквально неделю назад жесткий приказал долго жить...вообщем 300гБ необходимой мне информации полетели к чертям!!!и жесткий востановлению не подлежит!!!
  • Pros: почти нет
  • Cons: медленный, ненадежный
  • Read full review Translate to English
Next page >>