Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT
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Failure rate too high
21 August 2014
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.
Largest upgrade option for any PS3 and laptops that need 2.5"/9.5mm-height SATA HDDs
A. Dent, Amazon
2 January 2011
Summary: QUICK EVALUATION The Western Digital 640GB 2.5" SATA is a quiet, reliable, easy to install, drive. The 2.5"/9.5mm SATAs easily and perfectly mount inside a PS3's or laptop's drive bay where they can replace the laptop's or the PS3's original 20-40-60-80-160GB drive or the new PS3 120GB SLIM's without voiding the warranty. Same should hold true for the upcoming PS3's 250GB model. The minor price difference between purchasing a 250GB Slim vs.
Summary: This is the second internal hard drive I have purchased from Western Digital and is the second one that has failed both worked for about a year or so and then the "clicking" came and apparently that means it is no longer any good due to an internal failure. unfortunate.
Summary: This drive died within about 2 years of ordinary use (bad sectors, and files getting corrupted during any large file transfer). I had bought this to use as a backup drive in an enclosure, and it failed just as fast or faster than the one that came with my Lenovo ThinkPad (for which SMART reported failure; CHKDSK would freeze).
Summary: This was the only thing on myy son's wish lilst this year (usually it is all books, movies, & TV shows) and he did get things besides this. But this he really wanted and with which he was very pleased!! Though he wasn't very suprised on Christmas morning, I could read the joy on his face.
Summary: I like WD and usually have great luck with their drives. Unfortunately this drive is a lemon. Bought a new 2010 13.3 MBP (Mac Book Pro). Got this drive to upgrade it so i could run both OSX and Win 7 and have plenty of space for data. 1st drive was problematic out of the box. Many hangs etc. Ran WD's diags off the website - drive failed the quick test. Ordered another one from amazon and they refunded me the money on this one.
Summary: Unfortunately for Western Digital, their quality standards seem to have gone down quite a bit. The Scorpio Blue drive is a good performer: fast, generally pretty quiet, and not very hot. It also did not affect my system's power performance at all. It was easy to install, and it's quite light. So what's the problem? Quality. Within six months, it had developed bad sectors and I had lost some of my data without even realizing it.
Summary: Was rattling around in the box, when received. Seems to be okay, but still... On another note: Requires a command-line hack to disable hard drive APM in MacBook Pro 2010; otherwise, it parks the heads every 30 seconds or so, leading to irritating pauses and shortening drive life.