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WD Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT-FR 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000BPKT-FR

Model

Brand
WD
Series
Scorpio Black
Model
WD5000BPKT-FR
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
Cache
16MB
RPM
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Height (maximum)
9.5mm
Width (maximum)
69.75mm
Length (maximum)
100.3mm

Features

Features
Desktop-class performance for notebook computers

Quiet

Reliable and rugged

Massive capacity

Low power consumption

Advanced Format (AF)

Tested for compatibility

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • David B.
  • 2/23/2014 10:30:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: worked good to start with

Cons: it was refurbished and did not last

Other Thoughts: 107 days is how long it lasted

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, we are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please use the following link for our replacement procedure.
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

For additional assistance, please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs
Be sure and reference this Newegg review when you speak with our support staff.

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  • William G.
  • 2/6/2014 9:42:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Got this to upgrade both size and speed on my laptop. Cloned with no problems and laptop fired right up. Quiet too. I can't ask for anything more.

Cons: Only thing, My computer says it is a Hitachi hard drive. anyone else have this happen? Any comment from Western Digital?

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  • Robert D.
  • 11/18/2013 9:02:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: none

Cons: Not even ONE of the three I purchased functioned.

Other Thoughts: I tested all 3 of these on three different computers and three different hard drive docks. Not one was detected by any of the pc's. Did they test these things? BTW, just to be sure I didn't make a mistake I tried other hard drives on the same computers and HDD docks; they did work. It was definitely the Scorpio Black's.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear JO, it is unfortunate that you experienced three faulty drives. Please note that all Western Digital products are tested with diagnostics and burn-in procedures and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our resellers. There are many variables that could affect the drives integrity between leaving our warehouses prior to being installed in a computer. Please understand that 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.
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 the opportunity to assist you on this case and answer any questions you may have on this issue. Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • Spencer F.
  • 11/7/2013 12:48:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great price, speed, long life

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Exceptional performance for a refurb drive, I ordered this several months ago to install in my uncle's RGH Corona v2 Xbox 360 as an upgrade to the tiny 4GB onboard RAM and the drive has been performing flawlessly. I have a Blue drive I paid the same price for new in my own Falcon 360. We both rip all of our games to these hard drives and run them for several hours a day and have no problems!

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  • Francisco E.
  • 10/18/2013 4:26:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Drive!

Pros: Faster than 5400 RPM drives, great price! Used as a replacement drive for a WD Scorpio Black 250GB and works perfectly!

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/12/2013 11:56:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs Advertised

Pros: Quick - 7200rpm
Refurb price is good.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this drive to replace an existing one in a work Issued Dell notebook.
Replaced drive was 250gb 5200rpm and OS was developing issues and overall sluggish.
Cloning to this drive improved things greatly.
Boot time went from 90-120s to 30-40s.

All my personal machines run a ssd for the boot drive and this 7200rpm drive was rather impressive.

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  • Robert M.
  • 7/3/2013 12:51:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Device

Pros: This is a standard 7200 rpm drive that I bought as a reconditioned item at a great price. I have been working this thing to death from a docking station. It has been running for many hours and runs cool and quiet. It is fast and easy to work with as long as you don't have an issue with a bare drive. This purchase was a no-brainer.

Cons: I can't say anything bad about this drive.

Other Thoughts: I should have bought 2 for the discounted price.

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  • David K.
  • 4/14/2013 6:08:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurbished WD5000BPKT Drive

Pros: Was told by the Pro's this (Black Scorpio) was one of the best.

Cons: Drive failed on W-7 install.

Other Thoughts: May be just a bad one. Will try another.

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 malfunctioned within such a short time frame. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please use the following link for our replacement procedure.
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 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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