Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT
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Failure rate too high
2 weeks ago
Summary: I had other WD drives before and either the built quality is bad or I was just unlucky. The drive failed within 2 years. I replaced it with a Seagate that was much larger and seems more reliable.
Summary: Its possible to fix it. Search google for program called WDIDLE3 1.5. It only works in DOS mode. You can set the spin down time to max 5 minute with this command:
Pros: Large Size only paid $49 on black friday
Cons: Really extreme power management. The drive will spin does after 4 secs of inactivity. The drive is rated 600,000 load cycle. Lots of drives are failing because with 4 sec spin down they wear out fast.
Summary: I purchased two of these hard drives. One for a replacement for my laptop and the other to upgrade my PS3. Everything went as smoothly as possibly and the only complaint I have is that the hard drive in my laptop seems to run a little hot. It has never been hot enough to have the laptop issue a warning or shutdown unexpectedly, it is just warm to the touch. I would recommend getting this hard drive if it fits your capacity needs.
Summary: So I purchased this Hardrive from amazon completely excited to replace my Macbook's harddrive. when I received it i automatically took it to the apple store to put it in. when i went to the apple store they realized it was a defective unit. i bought it brand new too. So i returned it and bought it from a physical store and it works great now. the product is great and amazon was more than happy to refund me but be careful to give yourself time incase this happens to you.
Summary: Works as advertised....upgraded my original PlayStation 3 80 GB hard drive with this 640 GB hard drive and it works great--now my PlayStation 3 has 8 times storage space so I don't have to worry about running out of space.
Summary: I was originally looking for an SSD but couldn't quite handle the price. This drive has better performance than the original drive that came with the MacBook. Installation was quite simple. The fasteners for the drive kind of through me because I didn't have the correct hex head screw driver, but I put some tape on a pair of small needle nose pliers and used those to turn the screws out. You have to be careful not to grip to hard. Over all it was pretty easy.
Summary: I've had good luck with these drives. I've had two of the WD Scorpio 320's for two years now and they keep on ticking. I've only had this 640 for three weeks, work great so far. It's quiet and I'm happy with the access and data transfer times. You can't go wrong with this version of the WD drives.
Summary: I replaced my original 160gb hard drive after it died wit this drive. Love the extra space!! No problems. No clicking or vibration. I read some people had problems with the drive and I don't know if this helped or not but after installing the drive I reset the pram.
Summary: I was able to replace the HD in my 80 Gig BC PS3 (The one that came with MGS4). I was really impressed with how simple the process was to switch out the drives and I'm glad I spent the extra money on the largest drive I could find on Amazon (as of April 2010). I've had the drive installed for a few weeks and haven't had any problems so far. I would definitely buy this same model again to upgrade a friend's PS3.