Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD7500BPVX
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7 February 2014
Summary: We bought this hard drive because our hard drive crashed. We had a few problems when we first installed from our computer's recovery disk. Our OS was Windows Vista and several programs needed a signature with this hard drive. Once we installed our free Windows 7 upgrade, that problem was solved. That was a little tricky because we had to start the computer in the mode to "ignore signatures" or something like that in order to get Windows 7 installed.
Pros: The clean, reputable name of WD Blue has never failed me, and I can say the same still today. When within my budget and ability, I have chosen WD over any other hard drive with Seagate closely behind. These bad boys last for years even after repeated use, system crashes, power outages, and reformatting. The hard drive got here safely and installed seamlessly on a new Dell with Windows 8. I was able to clone a smaller 500 GB hard drive onto this one and expand the free...
Pros: Very quiet, runs cooler and faster than previous drive so for me it is definitely a big improvement.
Cons: Had to go to drive management to initialize it which I believe never had to do with any other drive I have owned but not a big deal really It just might freak some people out because windows 8 gave no indication it was even attached.