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Pros: I bought a WD 500 GB LPVT on $mazon though a called Infinity India. We I received it I thought it was strange that the anti-static bag said Uline instead of WD and the label on the drive had alot of dings on it. I wrote them and they said "Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
It has come to our attention that one of our newer personnel in the warehouse made a mistake while packing.
At this point, we can issue a full refund for the return or if you are happy to keep the drive, we offer a discount by way of refund to your account.
Let us know what works best for you." The drive appeared to work but the Xbox 360 would not detect it.
Well the WD 500 GB LPVX works perfectly. I flashed the firmware on the hard drive using HDDHacker put it in the Xbox 360 and Bam it worked. I spent 5 days, using 4 different computer trying to flash the other hard drive with out any success. Save yourself a lot of hassles and wasted time. Pay an extra 4 bucks and get one that works from Newegg.
Cons: I didn't save myself all that trouble by just buying it from Newegg in the first place. It wasn't worth the 4 bucks that I saved.
Other Thoughts: The hard drive from $mazon through the other vender came in a small bubble pack bag the size of the hard drive, Jeez! The one from Newegg came came packed as another reviewer stated could of been dropped from 25,000 feet without being damaged. In a box inside a large bubble pack bag that was custom made for that size of hard drive and that bag fit in the box like a glove.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Pretty Fashion 2.5" SATA HDD to 44-Pin Male IDE Adapter Converter Useful
Pros: I bought 2 WD Blue WD5000LPVX 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard drives and couldn't get Windows XP to install on these drives on my Acer netbook. So I wanted to see they worked so I tried installing them in my old Acer laptop with the IDE hard drive. At first it wouldn't work until I removed the jumper on the little adapter board. I was able to install Windows XP on the 2 hard drives.
Cons: The only way this board would could even fit to plug the IDE connectors in was with most of the board sticking out of the laptop's hard drive bay. Most of the board sticks out by 1/4". Now when the SATA hard drive is plugged in the hard drive will be about 1/8" longer than the hard drive bay.
Other Thoughts: If you want to use this thing to install a SATA hard drive in your laptop with an IDE connector. You are going to have to use a roll of duck tape and install it like Nevada Power does with the whole hard drive hanging outside of the hard drive bayREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very small and light weight. Newegg shipped these in a box, inside the box were 2 more smaller boxes. Each drive was in it's own box and each drive was in a heavy duty bubble pack pouch. I was also able to install these in an old Acer laptop using a SATA to IDE adapter. Ok they were hanging out by a 1/4 inch but both work. This old laptop didn't have any problems even though the drives were formatted to 180 GB partitions.
Cons: I have an Acer netbook A0531h. The hard drive died. I tested it and it has a bunch of bad sectors. It doesn't do me any good to have the Acer drive recovery files on then hard drive. When you need them the drive is dead. I bought 2 WD Blue WD5000LPVX 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drives. I can not get Windows XP to install on these drive in the netbook. I made a bootable Windows XP disc. I integrated SP 3, (AHCI driver and the intel chipset drivers from the Acer website for this model netbook) into a CD. If I set the netbook bios to AHCI the netbook won't even boot on the CD. If the bios is set to IDE it will boot to the CD and the Windows XP 32bit will install to the point of the first restart. It stops here, "boot from CD press any key" or it goes to a disc read error. I boot of a USB drive to win mini and access files on the hard drive. I tried this with both of the new 2.5" hard drives. If I put the nes hard drives in an old laptop using an SATA to IDE adapter Windows XP will install on the old laptop. If I transfer these hard drives to the netbook it will not boot and only get a disc read error message. I have worked on this for days.
Other Thoughts: First, I disabled the quick start-up feature in the bios. This allowed the installation to go on while the bios was set to AHCI instead of IDE. Still the installation of Windows XP would stop after the first re-start.
Second, I fixed this by decreasing the partition size from 180 GB to 128 GB. After this the installation went smoothly. I also used a new HP laptop with windows 8.1 on it and and an USB dock to format these drives with the correct alignment. I checked this later with WDalign and it showed they were correctly aligned.