Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT
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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!
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...
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.
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 n...
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.
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.
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.