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.
Summary: Biggest issue is that the physical actual space on the drive is 690GB not 750GB, but that is to be expected.<-+720GB would have given this device a 5-star rating. Have not had any issues thus far and is working great as a replacement drive for my old 250GB drive in my Toshiba L355.
Summary: I bought this product to replace a bad HDD for a Toshiba Laptop. Installation was easy everything fit as expected and booted up perfectly. If you ever need to replace a Hard drive or just upgrade this is a great model to go with, 750gb is a lot of space for a laptop at a great value.
Summary: ok well i had purchased this for my ps3 a while back. drive works great no problems, other then it having "mediamax" on the cover of the Drive its identical to WD, Same shape, and same performance.
Pros: massive size for the form factor of the drive, Great Performer acts like a WD!
Cons: its 5400rpm but u and i knew that when buying
Summary: for all of those buying this to upgrade there ps3 there is one thing that they do not tell u. when u install the ps3 softwear it must be the same version as the one on the old HD. ie if u have 5.56 u must update it before removing, or download and instal that version.
Summary: I'd been using a 500GB Scorpio Blue 5400rpm drive in my MacBook Pro 17 (unibody mid-2009) for over a year. I really liked the drive but needed more space so I decided to go with another WD Scorpio Blue.
Pros: Largest capacity available in a standard drive size, fast for a 5400rpm drive, virtually silent in my MacBook Pro 17 (unibody mid-2009). Performance and noise level is identical to my 500GB Scorpio Blue, which is fantastic!
Cons: Drive spun down constantly, and I mean CONSTANTLY. It would spin up, click, then spin down again immediately unless data was being accessed. Then it would immediately spin up again and repeat the process. After some research, I was able to fix the issue with a free downloadable utility called hda...
Summary: shipping was very quick, seems as though it would have been a day sooner but bad weather is bad in my area this week.
Pros: I have massive storage capacity for my old phat playstation 3
Cons: actual drive memory directly after install is 620 GB out of 698 GB. from what i understand that is 130 GB unaccounted for. upgraded from a 40 GB drive so tons more space but even that was around 5MB left of 38 GB. I don't see why a drive with nothing more than an OS on it taking up 70 gigs. plus ...
Summary: For a 9.5mm, 750 GB, 5,400 RPM drive I'd go with a Hitachi 0J11563, Seagate ST9750423AS, or Toshiba MK7559GSXP.
Pros: 9.5mm height, 375 GB per platter, 5,400 RPM.
Cons: This drive and other Green / Blue drives, have a feature called IntelliPark or SecurePark which parks the heads of the drive after a few seconds of idle time. This could make the drive feel slow; and you might hear lots of clicking with the Load Cycle Count increasing very quickly. This has been ...
Summary: In my previous entry I mentioned that the drive didn't fit snug. My bad. The stock drive (hitachi 250GB) came with screws set in the side, which have to be removed and put onto the new drive. I missed that the first time, but noticed it later.
Pros: Works as advertised
Cons: drive goes to sleep a lot in OSX - causing a lot of pauses where you wouldn't expect, as the drive spins up. I mean A LOT. Probably will have to disable a lot of the sleep stuff.