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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT
7.2 out of 10

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT

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Overall 2
2.0

Going to check out other brands

Mark G., Newegg
12 January 2014
  • Pros: Quiet when it isn't clicking
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

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. However, as WDC doesn't make a non-advanced format drive 2.5" drive over 500GB in capacity they have no solution for my 750GB Drives.
  • 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 appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product. Advanced Format drive...
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't work with Windows Vista

Thomas S., Newegg
28 May 2013
  • Pros: Can't think of any.
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

tick tick tick

Christian R., Newegg
15 March 2013
  • Summary: I expected more from Western Digital.
  • Pros: Inexpensive with free shipping
  • Cons: Defective. After 1 day of use the drive started to tick whenever I launched a new program on my laptop. Western Digital tech support advised returning it immediately as it "may fail at any moment". Wasted a whole day doing the OS install, Windows updates and program installation to find out the next day the drive was bad. Very disappointed
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Overall 2
2.0

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT

Lawrence B., Newegg
10 March 2013
  • Summary: I guess these things happen...
  • Pros: Ran well and fast.
  • Cons: completely dead 5 months later.
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Overall 2
2.0

Typcial WD for me

Peter B., Newegg
7 November 2012
  • Pros: Large storage capacity.
  • Cons: I have never had luck with WD drives. This drive came in the Lenovo G770 that I purchased at Newegg in 7/11. Once again, a WD drive has failed me.
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Overall 2
2.0

2 failures in 2 years

Michael K., Newegg
3 September 2012
  • Summary: Originally ordered in November 2010. First drive failed within 2 weeks after installation. Got an RMA from Western Digital, everything seemed fine for a while. Now in Sep 2012, the replacement drive is failing. This should not happen.
  • Pros: Big Storage Capacity for a laptop HDD
  • Cons: High Failure Rate (2 within 2 years)
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Overall 2
2.0

That's not right...

Thomas B., Newegg
27 April 2012
  • Summary: Having to go through the RMA process and order the hard drive again is such a pain. I hope I get the correct part next time.
  • Pros: I'm sure the cooler master 120mm case fans blow air...
  • Cons: ...but I ordered a laptop hard drive and can't rightly install Windows onto a fan... I've never had Newegg blatantly send me something totally different from what I ordered before...
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Overall 2
2.0

Drive Failed in Less Than a Year

The S., Newegg
24 November 2011
  • Summary: Given the quiet noise and the fact that it lasted just under a year, I might have given the drive 2 eggs. However, while the online RMA process is relatively easy, the requirements for packing are extremely specific and some might even call them draconian. Within the terms/conditions they outline any number of packing issues that give them the right to completely void your drive warranty. Seems a bit underhanded to me and negates the value of a 3-year warranty.
  • Pros: At the time of purchase, it was relatively economical. (Although the price has gone up since). The 3-year warranty is a decent length. Noise was generally low.
  • Cons: The drive suffered a complete failure in less than a year of ownership. Write/read speeds were generally slower than other drives in the same class as well.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead on Arrival

Ryan L., Newegg
4 June 2011
  • Summary: Could not RMA to Newegg because it was past 30 days.
  • Pros: Excellent paper weight
  • Cons: Dead on arrival. I know, "it happens", but, this is the first time it's happened to me.
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