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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000BEKT

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
Scorpio Black
Model
WD5000BEKT
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
Cache
16MB
Average Seek Time
12ms
RPM
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"

Features

Features
Desktop-class performance for notebook computers
Tested for compatibility

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2013 1:05:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWD Scorpio Black 500GB

Pros: 5 year guarantee, slightly faster than my old Hitachi 5400 rpm drive but not very faster in everyday use, not noisy how I expected it to be and how people say it is, no vibrations at all.

Cons: In idle a low noise is present which is not constant but oscillates from time to time. In use there isn't much difference, noise is there but the oscillating dissapears.

Other Thoughts: The hitachi hdd I had in my Lenovo T500 was to small so I replaced it. I took this model over the wd blue just because of the guarantee. I was sceptical about the noise (the hitachi is a very quiet hdd) but the difference isnt very big. The T500 uses rubber pads to fix the drive, so it certainly helps to reduce vibrations. Speed advantage: not really in everyday use. More noise: not really, only of you're a prissy.

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  • Charles S.
  • 11/14/2012 4:23:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead in Two Years

Pros: 5 year warranty, high performance (at the time of purchase)

Cons: Died without warning. >(

Other Thoughts: This is my second WD Scorpio Black drive to fail within the warranty period. WD is pretty good about their RMAs, but it'd be better if it would just last a few years without flaking out. One more year and I would have replaced the entire computer anyway...

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.
We are very sorry to hear that your drive has malfunctioned. 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.
Please contact us for further assistance, so we may resolve this particular issue for you. 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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  • Tim W.
  • 10/12/2012 11:01:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPurchased 3 in Jan 2011, all failed

Pros: high performance, inexpensive, 5 year warranty

Cons: failure prone

Other Thoughts: I don't know if I received a defective batch or what, but every single drive I purchased eventually failed, most recently yesterday. The others failed after 7 months and 14 months. They were RMA'd and so far none of those have failed.

I'd give these drives one egg, but the warranty is 5 years and the advanced RMA is easy. Just backup your data.

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.
We are very sorry to hear that your drive has malfunctioned. 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.
Please contact us for further assistance, so we may resolve this particular issue for you. 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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  • Ahmed T.
  • 9/10/2012 10:32:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard Drive

Pros: Fast, doesn't get very hot, reliable.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Installed in my laptop 2 years ago, still running like a champ.

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  • Craig S.
  • 7/31/2012 3:07:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt worked

Pros: Decent price, fast

Cons: None

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  • Mark R.
  • 7/24/2012 6:08:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Drive - If It Would Last

Pros: 500 GB, 7200 RPM in a laptop hard drive.
Newegg satisfaction policy!
Western Digital 5 Year Warranty!

Cons: WD must've had a bad batch.

Other Thoughts: A Tale Of Two Hard Drives. Bought 1st drive here in April of 2011. Brand new drive was bad. Newegg RMA'd it for me without a problem. That drive just developed a couple of bad sectors a few days ago. Beyond Newegg's 30 day replacement time so I RMA'd it with WD. They have two options - send in the new one and they send you a replacement or give them your credit card and they temporarily charge you for the replacement but they mail it out to you now. Okay I gave them my credit card. The replacement they sent me for my 500 GB drive is the 750 GB version of it! THANK YOU WESTERN DIGITAL!!! YOU ROCK!!!

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  • Rolf H.
  • 3/28/2012 11:46:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill kickin

Pros: works flawlessly

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: been using this drive for a year now without any problems as of yet, fast drive indeed.
i debated spending this much on a drive cause i usually buy refurb only....darn glad i took a chance.

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  • Arlin M.
  • 1/4/2012 2:38:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Internal HD

Pros: Excellent and Awesome HD! I purchased this WD Scorpio Black HD - 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Drive as an upgrade for my Acer laptop. I made the order in Feb. 2010 and the HD is still running smoothly and doesn't overheat. This was one of my concerns with the faster RPM speed. Prior to the upgrade, I had a much smaller drive that came with the laptop. The old drive was exceptionally slow and my OS was Windows Vista (the worst ever OS from Microsoft!). At the same time that I upgraded the HD to the WD Scorpio Black, I also upgraded to Windows 7 - 64 bit OS. The speed and performance of these 2 combined upgrades has improved my laptop's performance by 200% !! This was my 1st New Egg order. I work overseas & was back in the US in 2010 for a few months. I paid for the HD via Paypal. New Egg shipped my order quickly and efficiently to my daughter's address. I am now a commited New Egg customer and have made several orders since I made this order. Way to go New Egg!

Cons: No Cons!

Other Thoughts: Sorry to hear that this HD is no longer available. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for HD upgrade to laptops that are now 2 years old.

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  • Mark R.
  • 12/24/2011 5:01:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Drive For The Price

Pros: Sometimes new hard drives are bad. Happens all the time. Mfgrs can't thoroughly test EVERY drive that comes off the assembly line. I had to RMA my first drive. Thank you NEWEGG for making that an easy and fast process. They got me a second drive very quickly. I had no time constraints as this was an upgrade for my laptop. Cloned my old drive to this one - including a 40 GB Minux Lint part. Drive runs cool and fast. If first drive hadn't been bad I would've given 5 eggs. Glad I bought it when it was $80 'cause now they're $150. Yeeowch!

Cons: WD needs better QC.

Other Thoughts: Kudos to NEWEGG for quick turn around time on RMA.

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  • John R.
  • 10/8/2011 10:17:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad on MacBook Pro 13"

Pros: Fast drive.

Cons: Purchased on 2-2011. The last month this HD has been rebooting on my MacBook Pro. I thought it was bad software. I swapped it out for another different hard drive the problem got fixed. I am now using it externally trying to encrypt the drive and it says, 20 hours remaining. Bingo! The drive is BAD.

Other Thoughts: I can not say with certainty if this is just a problem with Macs. But I am certain that it is bad drive.

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