Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000BPVT
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There are other hard drives out there
Matthew P., Newegg
19 March 2014
Summary: You get what you pay for but if the quality control isn't the greatest I feel 40 dollars would have been more reasonable for a budget hit or miss 500GB drive. Price 69.99 ~2013 The replacement drive now sits on the bench in case I absolutely NEED to use it for something.
Pros: It was inexpensive. The replacement seems ok now.
Cons: The first one I received had bad sectors which caused a head ache installing windows 7 and ultimately lead to unacceptable operation with errors often in the OS. This was a drive ordered for someone else to be installed by myself so when the issues arose it took more time getting the PC back to t...
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 ...
Pros: Purchased an Asus laptop in December 2011 here on Newegg. Never had a WD drive in any my computers. I'm surprise that this drive didn't even last 2 years. I see I'm not the only one having an issues. Unbelievable.
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.
Pros: Purchased five of these drives for my repair shop. Two are bad and I haven't gotten through the rest of the five yet. I used to have allot of trust in WD drives and this experience has left me questioning whether I should continue buying WD.
Cons: I used to purchase WD drives en masse thinking I could save time / money but after this experience it makes me rethink this strategy.
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. Format) Device Model: WDC WD5000BPVT-08HXZT3 Firmware Version: 03.01A03 User Capacity: 500,107,862,016 bytes [500 GB] Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical <<<<<< 4K PHYSICAL # fdisk -l /dev/sdh Disk /dev/sdh: 500.1 GB,...
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 t...
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.