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WD Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT-FR 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Manufacture Recertified Bare Drive

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  • 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great

Cons: no warranty

Other Thoughts: refurbished----still going strong

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  • Bruce R.
  • 2/20/2014 10:15:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice packaging, nice price, it works.

Cons: -none-

Other Thoughts: I had concerns about ordering a refurbished HDD. I have had no problems with it and there is no way to tell it from a factory new HDD.

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  • Kyle R.
  • 10/4/2013 12:27:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bargain for a great drive

Pros: Price
Capacity
Refurb'd

Cons: Not 7200RPM
Not free!

Other Thoughts: $42.99 is a great deal for a refurb'd 500GB SATA II HD from WD. I was a little hesitant about buying this from WD at first, since their reliability has gone down quite a bit lately. I was glad I did and have purchased an additional 3 drives. These are great for saving money on refurbishing laptops!

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  • Zachary H.
  • 9/12/2013 11:49:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGets the job done

Pros: Cost-effective high-capacity drive for storage.

Cons: Only 5400 RPM.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to use in an enclosure as an external backup drive for storing about 300 GB of media on. Someday I will probably remove it from the enclosure and put it in a media server when I get around to building it. So far, it has performed as well as expected. No complaints.

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  • Yu W.
  • 6/29/2013 5:30:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt's dead after 4 months

Pros: it works good before dead.

Cons: it's dead after 4 months

Other Thoughts: Don't buy it.

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 are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive after only four months of use. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, and internal component failure, 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.
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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  • its c.
  • 4/7/2013 9:56:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoa after a week

Pros: 500gb wd for fair price

Cons: horrible QA. drive did not recognize when stuck in external case. hooked directly to computer as an additional drive and had to low level format first in order to partition it without it locking up. after a week i now have file corruption.. it tries doing a disk scan at startup and unable to read when finally in windows.

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 you are experiencing difficulties with your drive so soon after it was delivered. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software or Macs built-in Disk Utility to check your drives health.
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 test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866
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
You may contact us at 1 800) 275-4932, or via our support website at the link below.
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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  • Richard S.
  • 3/29/2013 7:47:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: 2.5 inch format, 500 gb, cheep

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: My 1tb drive went out in my all-in-one. I got these two to replace it. I had to do some custom mounting and blocked the use of my pci slot, not that i could have used it anyway. Some one at gateway thought it would be a good idea to put the hdd at the top of the case where all the heat goes. Thanks too my mounting and these 2.5 inch drives the heat can actually leave the case.

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  • Ryan D.
  • 3/21/2013 10:31:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality!

Pros: Quick ship, no disk errors upon completion of 3 different scans, overall happy customer.

Cons: the only con i would say was how it was packaged one thin sheet around the HDD with a piece of cardboard on each side of the disk. and enough room inside package for it to move around ALOT! but not enough to deduct a egg.

Other Thoughts: it was $20 less than its equal sized HDD. who cares if its refurbished.

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