Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT
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Great Hard Drive and lots of space!
G. Cruz, Amazon
6 December 2012
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: I think it's a solid drive. Would recommend it to anyone who needs a lot of space on the laptop and doesn't really need very high speed. Bought it to replace 250GB on my 15'' macbook pro. It fits perfectly and works like a charm. The only thing you need to do - install "hdapm" to eliminate "clicking when idle" noise, otherwise it starts clicking like crazy and "On/Off Cycles" in S.M.A.R.T. goes up.
Summary: fit perfectly in both 13" and 17" 2010 MBP laptops. super easy swap. used carbon copy cloner to clone old drive to new drive using external drive enclosure. verify that the clone works by booting to it on the external drive - all good. swap new 750GB into notebook internal position reboot to internal drive notebooks don't like it, do not recognize the new internal drive with valid OS installed scratch head...
Attention to PS3 users: A whoping 130 GB is unavailable when you install this
9 January 2014
Summary: I bought this because it was a cheap 750GB HDD that I knew was easy to install on PS3's.. It seems to be working properly but you do not actually get 750GB worth of space. Of course, you never get as much free space as the label says, but Ive never encountered a 130GB "loss".. After I installed the HDD, I noticed I "only" had 620GB free space, from the initial 698GB that the harddrive supposedly had. So a cautionary word to all PS3 users.
Summary: This arrived the next day, so I formatted it and waited to get started, only to be told by Windows 7 that it is 698Mb and not the 750 I paid for..what a joke, I dont mind losing a few gig but 52??????!!!!!! I wont be buying WD again..seagate or samsung will be fine.
Summary: This problem is said to effect most drives larger than 250GB from all manufacturers, the WD XXXXBPVT range for sure. To give there drives greener/eco friendly figures WD have made the drives SPIN DOWN (power down) after only 8 SECONDS inactivity!!! What does this mean? Leave the PS3 at XMB idle for 8+ seconds HDD spins down and you will now experience a 2-3 second lag before the ps3 will respond again due to the HDD needing to spin up first.