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Western Digital WD5000BPVT
6.5 out of 10

Western Digital WD5000BPVT

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

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Nancy Blevins, Amazon
1 January 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Scorpio blue sucks!

Stuart T., Newegg
21 November 2012
  • Summary: I will never buy Western Digital again. They used to be my favorite drive, but I'm going to switch to Seagate from now on. Unless something drastically changes in WD manufacturing facilities, I'm going with Seagate as they have much more reliable drives right now.
  • Pros: At first the Scorpio Blue was a fast hdd with great response time. The 500G made it so I could keep lots of movies, games, pics and data.
  • Cons: After about a year, the drive just quit working. I couldn't boot, and I couldn't even view the data from a sata/usb connection. I had to use a data recovery program just to get my data back.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not For Mac Users!

Braedon S., Newegg
13 April 2011
  • Pros: Good Drive for windows users...
  • Cons: If you are looking to update your macbook or macbook pro, this is not the drive for you. Western Digital's 'Alignment' technology doesn't Play Nicely with Apple's firmware updates at all. WD Drives are good, just nothing with "BPVT" in the model.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quiet, but died within 3 months.

Kinookle "4096-bit DSA key", Amazon
17 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

NO WD 2 year guarantee

Dr. R. Barclay "yalcrab", Amazon
2 June 2014
  • Summary: Beware that this is not covered by the normal WD 2 year guarantee as I expected. This disk failed after 18 months and would have been covered if I bought it for slightly more elsewhere.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
25 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Через 2 года очень резко перестал работать. Информацию не восстановить.
  • Pros: Дешевый, малошумный, холодный
  • Cons: Ненадежный, медленный
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Иванов Антон, Yandex
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Проблемы начались резко и неожиданно, через 10 дней после истечения гарантийного срока (приобретен в составе ноутбука Asus P53SJ). Работал исключительно в комнатных условиях, и так предательски умер!
  • Pros: До краха винта, нареканий в работе не было. Все чинно, мирно, без сбоев.
  • Cons: «Посыпался» спустя год эксплуатации
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

rtzra, Yandex
24 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Все было здорово, пока винт не сдох. Теперь в ноуты буду покупать только Хитачи в дополнении к SSD.
  • Pros: Тихий, минимум шума и вибрации. Невысокая цена.
  • Cons: Купил 11.09.2011, сдох в один момент 23.03.2013 - в общем как и у других коллег по несчастью отработал 1.5 года. Не ронялся, не подвергался температурным перепадам - эксплуатировался в идеальных условиях.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

ayax-1, Yandex
19 November 2012
  • Excerpt: в EVEREST цифры такие linear read: begin 76.5, middle 63.8, end 39.5, random read 57.1, buffered 191.1, average read access 16.77. не особо впечатляет, но на это и расчитывал. главное работает тихо, без вибраций. о надежности судить рано. работает, не брак, уже хорошо, бывало хуже. покупкой доволен.
  • Pros: тихий, вибрации в норме, цена(брал за 1700)
  • Cons: температура 43. такую же показал caviar black на 7200 оборотов. странно, но у меня так
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Overall 4
4.0

ottimo hard disk, peccato sia durato un mese!

ermy81, Ciao
11 June 2012
  • Summary: 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...
  • Pros: silenzioso fresco e consuma poca batteria
  • Cons: si rompe da solo (e da rotto la batteria dura un sacco !  ! )
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