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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Windows Vista won't run Windows Update after cloning 06/15/2013

This review is from: Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive

Pros: Good Tech Support

Cons: Windows Vista won't run Windows Update after cloning to an Advanced format drive like this one. Windows 7 can have the same problem but there is suppose to be a fix for it. Don't know about Windows 8 but I would stay away from Advanced Format Drives it I were you.

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. Advanced Format drives will format properly on most systems; however, if the drive was formatted using Windows XP or earlier, the alignment of the sectors on the drive may be offset. This will lead to potential performance loss. By using the Acronis Alignment Tool, you can fix the alignment on the drive. You can get the tool from Our Advance Format Information Page. Please follow the link below for more information on advance format.
Advanced Format Hard Drive Download Utility
http://www.wdc.com/global/products/features/?id=7&language=1
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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I have been in contact with tech support and are impressed by their helpfulness. They have offered to exchange my 500GB drive for a non-advanced format drive when they have on in stock which I will take advantage of. However, as WDC doesn't make a non-advanced format drive 2.5" drive over 500GB in capacity they have no solution for my 750GB Drives.

As far as not typical experience with this problem I find many websites where users have reported this problem. In fact Microsoft Acknowledges this problem with Windows 7 offers a fix however no fix has been made available to Vista users.

I'm not blaming WDC for the problem just think they should pressure Microsoft for a fix and advise potential customers the cloning Vista to this type drive will have a problem.

Oh and I used Acronis Alignment Tool and it said it didn't need alignment.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Can't upgrade or transfer setting 05/28/2013

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Pros: Access memory over 4GB.

Cons: Can't upgrade Windows XP, Windows Vista 32 bit, or Windows 7 32 bit. Can't use 32 bit drivers and won't transfer setting from 32 bit Windows even using Microsoft "EasyTranfer" Utility.

Other Thoughts: If you can make the break to Linux. Microsoft support is dismal at best.

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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Can't think of any,

Cons: Windows Vista won't run Windows Update after cloning to an Advanced format drive like this one. Windows 7 can have the same problem but there is suppose to be a fix for it. Don't know about Windows 8 but I would stay away from Advanced Format Drives it I were you.

Other Thoughts: Windows Vista won't run Windows Update after cloning to an Advanced format drive like this one. Windows 7 can have the same problem but there is suppose to be a fix for it. Don't know about Windows 8 but I would stay away from Advanced Format Drives it I were you.

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Display Name: Thomas S.

Date Joined: 09/24/12

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 05/28/13
  • Last Review: 06/15/13
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