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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Richard S.
  • 11/28/2013 2:52:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for what it is.

Pros: Better then Green, not as good as BLACK.
Still a great HD from WD.

Cons: Older model, only 5400 rpm and a small Cache.

Other Thoughts: Still works to this day on my old PC. Can't argue with that.

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  • Peter B.
  • 11/12/2013 6:58:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood performance; failed very suddenly

Pros: Good performance; easy setup; cheap price (at time of purchase)

Cons: Failed after less than three years. Not just an occasional click and a few bad sectors, but it completely fails to show up in the BIOS in any computer I've tried, so nothing can be recovered.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, internal component failure, and computer viruses, just to name a few.

We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.

You can create a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) from our customer portal at
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

For additional assistance, please contact us at at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • Guillermo C.
  • 10/2/2013 11:43:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for PS3

Pros: Western Digital
Low power consumption

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I installed this drive into my original 60GB PS3 back in 2009. The PS3 died and the drive is still going strong in my PS3 slim. The drive has survived constant re-writes for over 5 years.

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  • Joseph L.
  • 9/23/2013 10:38:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Never had a problem

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this 4 years ago to slap into my PS3. Worked flawlessly, never had an issue.

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  • Jim F.
  • 4/29/2013 1:29:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs15 days of use and already dying.

Pros: Western Digital

Cons: Not sure what happen to this drive. I was using it for holding data and incremental backups.

Today I check the drive with HD Sentinel and WD Lifeguard and it is showing all kinds of errors. According to HD Sentinel the drive had 15 days of power on time. Only 15 days!!!

Anyways the drive is now out of warranty of course.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product. It is unfortunate that you have experienced a drive failure, as our drives are all rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before leaving our warehouse. There are many variables that could affect the drives integrity between leaving our warehouses prior to being installed in a computer. We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve this particular issue for you directly. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Steven R.
  • 2/21/2013 12:15:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDied

Pros: none

Cons: It was barely used. Spent hundreds of dollars and many days putting wedding videos on it, then let it sit while I waited for a backup hard drive. When I got the backup drive and plugged this into the computer, it was dead. All gone.

Other Thoughts: Time to go solid state.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product.
We are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances.
How to get an RMA, (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal.
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Jonathan H.
  • 2/17/2013 4:45:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTwo of these both failed

Pros: None.

Cons: I originally bought one of these which failed after about 9 months, developing bad sectors out the wazoo. It was still under warranty at the time, but WD's customer service was thoroughly unhelpful and kept trying to make me jump through hoops to get a "free" (except shipping costs) replacement. Since it was partially readable, I just ordered a new one while trying to recover as much as I could from the first one.

The second one just suddenly and abruptly failed on me after 2.5 years. This one was a complete and utter failure. My computer won't even recognize the fact that there is a disk connected.

These are the only two drives I have ever had fail on me in my entire life, out of over a dozen drives I've owned. I do everything I can to keep my HDDs operating in the best conditions, with cooling and ventilation.

Other Thoughts: After this experience, WD will be hard-pressed to convince me to buy anything from them ever again. I recommend staying away from WD like the plague. I have had two HDDs fail on me in my entire life plus one that worked rather poorly out of the box. All 3 of these were made by WD, 2009 or later. Plus their customer service has proven to me that their warranty isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

WD used to be reliable, but in recent years they've become utterly worthless.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Black as this is not the typical experience with the product.
Each of our drives is rigorously tested before leaving our warehouses to ensure that they are in good working condition before leaving our warehouses. To test our drives health, we have our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows (WinDLG) utility, and Mac users can of course use Disk Utility and First Aid. For information on how to use the WinDLG utility, please view the information provided by the following link.
How to tell if the noise or sound the drive is making is normal
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/568
How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940
How to access Disk Utility on a Mac computer
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1362
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Colin B.
  • 1/11/2013 7:47:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied within 1 1/2 years

Pros: small size
500gb
sata 3

Cons: died in 1 1/2 years

Other Thoughts: Had this running in my media center for a year and a half, then suddenly it shut down and died.

It was my 2nd drive, holding my programs, my ssd was running windows as the C; drive. no idea why this hard drive would die so fast.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product.
We are very sorry to hear that your drive did stopped working after such a short period of time. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests.
Although a component failure within a drive is a possibility for a failure, we do typically see power and improper cooling within an environment can contribute to a premature drive failure.
We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is extremely abnormal.
For helpful information on the proper handling of your drives please visit the following link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1486
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to an Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 10/7/2012 5:37:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Tough to beat for the price.

08/23/2009 Purchase date, installed a few day later.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded the PS3 from 80GB to 500GB with this. Has worked well for a few years now.

Its a WD Blue, 5400 rpm, its going to be 'average' in terms of performance.

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  • Anil K.
  • 9/22/2012 7:30:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: This was a replacement drive for my Macbook (2006), and has worked very well so far over the last two years.

Cons: None

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