Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT
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Michael M., Newegg
17 January 2013
Summary: As density has grown reliability seems to suffer. 1 TB 5 inch drives seem OK, larger seem to fail too quickly. This was a laptop drive, I was dubious about the size when I got it - hope the replacement does better, but have no reason to expect that to be the case.
Pros: Good, quiet drive. WD warranty is good but - expect a hard drive to last at least 3 years, more like 5
Cons: started slowing down - sectors now failing all over
Summary: This is the drive that came with my laptop. In the interest of full disclosure I recently replace it with an SSD (Crucial M4) for better performance for games. That said, I would expect this drive to work great in most configurations.
Pros: Great capacity for an ok price. Not too fast but not noticeably slow either.
Summary: I had four of these lying around from upgrading four laptops to SSD, so I decided to utilize them for a personal project and put them as the system partition in RAID10 configuration on Windows SBS 2008 running Exchange 2007, IIS website, and serves to backup the SSD which stores the Minecraft...
Pros: They work in RAID and are steady in performance.
Cons: They are steady, but slow compared to 3.5" 7200rpm drives. Even the random r/w speed is slower, which shouldn't be the case for 2.5" drives. They're cruise along slowly.
Summary: Perspective: I edit images in Lightroom very intensively and usually work away from power. So heat and battery life are a huge deal to me.
Pros: Drive seems fast and installed in my MPB prefect.
Cons: I agonized over all the reviews before I bought this drive. I thought, how bad can it be? I have MPB (first gen with the non-removable battery) I was everything the neg reviews said. For me the drive is louder then the stock drive. Not a huge deal and I could live with that. First big issue I not...
Pros: The size of the drive fits perfect for the PS3 and the capacity is alright. I haven't had an error on saves.
Cons: I canceled my cable to buy them from the PSN, my old drive was 320 GB the video ran smooth there were no hiccups on my old drive. After I downloaded a few shows they were okay but then they started to stutter. I thought it might of been the encoding so I transfered them to my PSP GO and they work...
Summary: Bought a Seagate Momentus 5400 ST9640320AS 640GB to replace it.
Pros: High Storage Good for a pc
Cons: BAD for a ps3, will skip/chop/sound off sync with game cut scene like uncharted/uncharted2/heavy rain/ratchet clank crack in time/etc PS3 does not like the new technology in this drive I had to jumper both pins on the drive just for the ps3 to format it.
Summary: Unfortunately, decided to remove this HD after re-installing Mac OSX and all my apps. The drive was noticeably slower... Finder navigation; Lightroom work... I was actually surprised at how slow it seemed in comparison.