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Western-digital-wd5000lpvx.34267932
9.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD5000LPVX

Great Deal: $58.99

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000LPVX

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Overall 2
2.0

recertified drive, not full manufacturer warranty.

mildred b rabatin, Amazon
28 November 2014
  • Summary: i received a recertified drive this means it is a return replacement for a defective drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Won't fit all models indicated out-of-the-box!

Joe Holland, Amazon
22 November 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to replace the hard drive in my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. The product description says it is compatible with this laptop model. When I put it in the laptop I noticed that it didn't seem to seat as positively as the original drive did. When I booted up the laptop, I got an error message saying that a hard drive couldn't be found and to try to re-seat the drive.
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Overall 10
10

Smaller then original beware! HDD not found!

Robert, Amazon
25 October 2014
  • Summary: This hard drive seems to replace the original WD 250 GB drive we had in our Dell Inspiron 1545. This laptop is circa 2010. Well evidently the hard drive then was longer then this one. I tried doing a clone with Windows 7, and could not get the new hard drive to work in the computer. I tried everything, and then took it to a computer shop to have them give it a try.
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Overall 8
8.0

Reasonable price for the hard drive

Joseph Gascon, Amazon
28 September 2014
  • Summary: I got this hard drive to replace a laptop hard drive that crashed. It is 5400 rpm and 500 GB of space. From pictures of the way it was packaged online, it looked exactly what I saw. I had no trouble reinstalling my OS using the recovery disks I created as a backup. Everything seems to be working. There was just one time where it made a weird scratching noise that was loud and I thought it would crash. It could be just a bad sector on the hard drive.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent 1st Gen. PS3 Upgrade

Don Draper, Amazon
27 September 2014
  • Summary: This drive was a great PS3 upgrade. I had a 1st gen. 60GB PS3 and my hard drive finally ran out of space when I installed GT6. Now I have plenty of room for more games, music and videos. The installation was extremely easy. However, I do have a few pointers for anyone attempting this upgrade for the first time: 1. Backup your PS3 to a USB FAT32 formatted flash drive. PS3 will only recognize flash drives that have been formatted as FAT32.
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Overall 10
10

Great replacement for an older laptop that just needs some ...

Kevin Bressendorf, Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: Great replacement for an older laptop that just needs some TLC. Installing the operating system again is a breeze. Saved me from having to purchase a new machine.
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Overall 10
10

with good success and performance

John in SoCal "J", Amazon
16 September 2014
  • Summary: Replaced a dying Seagate 120GB drive in older laptop. No problems in install or initialization or partition or format. Reloaded from scratch O/S and all applications and data that was saved from the older drive (through backups, not from the Seagate drive). I have always preferred Western Digital drives, but the laptop came with the other brand.
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Overall 10
10

Works like a charm...

CAREY BERRYMAN, Amazon
23 August 2014
  • Summary: My step moms laptop was freezing up and just acting strangely in general after a fresh install of the operating system. I found a free utility online to test the hard drive. Sure enough there were a few bad sectors. Installation of a new hard drive is a piece of cake, so I ordered this one. So far so good. After a fresh install of the OS and all the updates and software, it's running better than new.
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Overall 10
10

It was packaged like I bought it from a local retail store

TheJibberJabberMan, Amazon
23 August 2014
  • Summary: I do not know what others were saying about this product to give it a 1 star rating. It was packaged like I bought it from a local retail store. All factory sealed, correct buffers in box, bubble packing. Worked great, reloaded WIn7 in 30 minutes, back up a on the internet within an hour. Good product, good price, shipped perfect.
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Overall 10
10

Reliable hard drive

AKN, Amazon
31 July 2014
  • Summary: I needed to make an image copy of the hard drive in my three year old netbook, since I've already replaced two parts in it and didn't want to try to find a replacement for this excellent tiny inexpensive computer. I didn't need a larger hard drive, just a reliable one of the same size, so I got this. I was going to use the free Acronis software to make the copy, or at least it is described as free under the description of this drive.
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