Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000BPVT
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Consider alternatives for your PS3
D. Kerr, Amazon
27 December 2012
Summary: I can't recommend this drive if you plan on using it in your PS3. Consider instead: Samsung Spinpoint or Seagate Momentus WD drives spin down frequently to save power, add longevity, etc. This creates for a slower, bug ridden experience on the PS3. My experience with it in my machine was very negative. The UI would lag, loading times increased (doubled at times), Netflix would freeze, and the bluray player would lock. Formatted the drive. Problems persisted.
Summary: Hello, I purchased this Hard drive hoping to upgrade my PS3, I must have recieved the wrong size because the hard drive would not fit in my console. I have returned this product and have not recieved a refund yet, please refund it as soon as possable.
Summary: Bought this to upgrade PS3 80GB, older box style. I received the hard drive and was excited. I backed up my old hard drive. Installed new one and it lags. I was not too happy. It definitely is noticable. I wish I would have done more research before buying but I guess its mine now. If your interested for PS3 I would go with something else.
Summary: Bought this drive from a local Big Box store in September last year. Installed in my ACER laptop to replace a WD 320GB drive that went south after 3 years. Ran good until Februaury 2012 when I started to notice that the drive seemed to be slowing down. I'm pretty fanatic about cleaning up files I dont need and have a WHS for backup and keeping infrequently used files and programs, so I don't think that is an issue. Had 280GB free and was defragged at least once a month.
Summary: I have this drive in an Acer A0722 netbook. The drive failed after three months of light duty use in the netbook. Disappointing, obviously. I'll be next looking at my warranty options with Acer or WD. To be updated.. Oct 2012 I waited a long time to update this. The replacement drive is functioning, but I could not tell you about the actual performance (have not done any testing). Acer replaced the drive at a local depot without any cost.
Summary: I purchased this HD for my MacBook 13" 2010 and instantly got a kernel panic. :( Took it out, put it in an older MacBook 13" and it worked fine. I dont honestly know if it is the HD or the Mac but I am feeling very frustrated!
Summary: I bought my drive on January 4th, 2011. I installed it about two weeks later, after having enough time to handle the downtime for this. March 17th, 2011, it's dead. I got a click-click-click deathwhine, and after rebooting, it just never came back. WD is replacing it, but they're honoring the 3 year warranty from the creation date, not the purchase date; it was made in July, 2010, so I lost almost 6 months of my warranty.
Summary: Hard drive seems fine (been 2 days!) and is working OK. So 5 stars for the product. 2 stars only given due to Amazon's service. Drive was sold by Amazon and was in stock. Yet, it took 2 days for dispatch and arrived later than the estimated delivery. Amazon have always been on schedule with the products I bought, except for this one. No reason was given or email sent to say why delivery was delayed.
Summary: Also ich kann nur jeden Abraten diese HDD zu kaufen. Der Grund ist APM. Eine Funktion die eigentlich gut gedacht ist > Aber sehr schlecht umgesetzt. Die Festplatte arbeitet ansich zugig. Klackert zwar etwas aber das stört mich weniger. Warum ich aber nur 2* gebe ist, das der Lesekopf der Platte NACH WENIGEN SEKUNDEN schon in den Ruhzustand geht bzw herunterfahrt. Das hat zu Folge das es zu laags,verzögerungen ect kommt.
Excerpt: Ho comprato un mese fà un notebook nuovo ke montava questo HDD, devo dire che per trenta giorni mi ha stupito, estremamente silenzioso, su un notebook, essendo questo HD molto sottile, è impossibile percepirne il calore, e anche se si fà funzionare da "scoperto" si nota il fatto che silenzioso e scalda veramente poco...... vi chiederete perchè lo provato "nudo"... l'ho dovuto far funzionare nudo, poichè ha dovuto fare una lunga e complicata operazione ...
Pros: silenzioso fresco e consuma poca batteria
Cons: si rompe da solo (e da rotto la batteria dura un sacco ! ! )