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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT

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Overall 4
4.0

Broke with little over 1 year of usage.

Vita, Amazon
25 January 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Failure rate too high

M, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

died fast, just like my other WD drive did

JonC "JonC", Amazon
7 February 2014
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

Slow, unreliable

Karan Gupte "karan", Amazon
21 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this harddisk a couple of years ago to replace the 160GB harddisk that came as default in my Macbook pro 4,1. I found it to be a bit sluggish, but I was able to live with it for the sake of expanded storage space. Recently however, the harddisk has started emitting loud whirring sounds as if it is on the verge of breaking down. I am surprised especially since my laptop nearly never leaves the table on which it is placed much less subject to rough usage.
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Overall 4
4.0

One bad apple?

Tracy P., Newegg
29 March 2011
  • Summary: Maybe I got the one bad drive in the batch, but this drive refused to boot almost exactly 90 days after it was installed. I managed to boot from an external drive and make this one at least mount for another week. Most of the data was extracted, but I'm still unable to access a library folder that has all the mail that accumulated in that three months. Right, poor backup strategy in place, and that's being fixed, too.
  • Pros: Large capacity; great price (at the time - Black Friday sales price $50)
  • Cons: Died in three months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poorly Packed - Not Ideal for MacBook Pro

Duane S. Hawkins "happycampers", Amazon
18 February 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Extremely Noisy

Randall B., Newegg
14 February 2011
  • Summary: Mine might be defective, so I'll be returning it soon. But nothing else seems to be wrong with it. Just a mind-bending, high-pitched noise whenever my PS3 is on.
  • Pros: High capacity without "advanced format" technology, good for PS3
  • Cons: Extremely loud. Practically screeches.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works well when it's not going bad...

SIFTER, Amazon
23 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too slow for PS3

Athan S., Newegg
31 December 2010
  • Summary: I got this to upgrade the HDD in my PS3. Unfortunately, it caused some of the games to hiccup and pause (I'm guessing this is due to slow read speeds of the drive). I've gone back to my 300 gb Toshiba which continues to work fine. I guess I'll have to turn this into a portable external HDD.
  • Pros: Great price and size for a 2.5" HDD.
  • Cons: Too slow for consistent gaming on the PS3.
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Overall 4
4.0

WD6400BEVT is not reliable over long term

Robert G., Newegg
10 December 2010
  • Summary: Now awaiting RMA Drive #2... The original Toshiba 160 GB drive has never had a problem.
  • Pros: Easy to Install. Good Storage Capacity. Not Advanced Format HDD is good for Windows XP Pro.
  • Cons: First HDD failed after 5 months with Bad Sectors corrupting my User Profile after a Normal Shutdown. The ReCertified RMA Replacement failed with Unrepairable Bad Sectors within 2 days...
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