Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT
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Failed after 13 months but I still recommend
30 November 2014
Summary: Why give it four stars and still recommend it? All hard drive die eventually so that isn't a reason not to get this drive. Smart tripped and let me know the failure was coming. I was able to back all my data so this was an optimal failure if there is such a thing. Also, the WD RMA as fast and easy.
Pros: Worked flawlessly for a couple years where I would transfer 500GB to/from it on a daily basis to/from my laptop. I now use it as an additional hard drive in my case and haven't had any problems with it, not even once.
Cons: Failed after about 6 uses. We went through something like this a couple of years ago with WD drives crashing almost immediately. I guess WD has brought back this problem for grins. I'll be checking out other brands again, for the last time!
Pros: Quiet and fast enough but be sure to partition this drive. When I first installed it in the enclosure neither Linux or Win 7 could see it. I logged into Linux and went into "fdisk" and noticed that it didn't have any kind of partition defined. I installed a NTFS partition on it and formatted it. ...
Cons: None except for the drive not having any partitions defined. That may throw off users who don't know to look. newegg may gets returns on good drives.
Pros: I purchased this HDD as a boot drive for my 2008 aluminum macbook. It served its purpose for two years and now acts as an external HDD. Still functions perfectly after three years. Highly recommended.
Summary: Great, hard drive never had a problem with western digital until this drive. Worked fine for about 8 months and then bam! mechanical failure... Tried to contact WD a month ago and still waiting on a response... I guess I should have went with black.
Windows Vista won't run Windows Update after cloning
Thomas S., Newegg
15 June 2013
Summary: Response to Manufacturer: I have been in contact with tech support and are impressed by their helpfulness. They have offered to exchange my 500GB drive for a non-advanced format drive when they have on in stock which I will take advantage of.
Pros: Good Tech Support
Cons: Windows Vista won't run Windows Update after cloning to an Advanced format drive like this one. Windows 7 can have the same problem but there is suppose to be a fix for it. Don't know about Windows 8 but I would stay away from Advanced Format Drives it I were you. Manufacturer Response: We apprec...