Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKX reviews

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This hard drive is a good all rounder.

£46 – £64 at 3 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 88 reviews.
500GB Storage, 16 See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Patrick, IT Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have three of them in my server, so far so good which has been about a week. Can't tell how fast or quiet as they are raided and the server fans are way louder. But I would be happy to buy more should I need to expand my raid.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2014

Robin, Norfolk

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Er.....
Bad points:
Made absolutely no difference to my set-up.
Overall rating 5.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 7.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2014

Bob, Hinckley Heavy media user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I've never had a WD Black drive fail (fingers crossed)
5 year warranty is good
Reasonably quick
Bad points:
I tested this against the 7200rpm HGST Travelstar (with 32MB cache), and the Travelstar was quite a bit faster, for about the same money (although the Travelstar has only 3 years warranty).
Overall rating 8.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2014

Steven, Penzance IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
One of the faster 2.5 conventional discs. For rebuilding an laptop they are a good choice. The three machines I have used them on have new lease of life and are very happy to run with these discs in them.

If you want faster, but want to avoid a SSD crashing your Windows; these are the discs to use.
Bad points:
I don't know how these faster 2.5 drives rate for long term reliability. But I stick to WD because they are fast drives and they have always been good to me over the past 14 or 15 years.
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2014

Andrius, London Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great for prise and good speed
Bad points:
Non at the moment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2014

ALLAN, Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Works perfectly
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2014

Tanisha, London Use for home and

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very quiet, easy to install, applications load quickly
Bad points:
Not found any yet :)
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2014

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Cache (MB) 16
 

Manufacturer's Description

High performance electronics
WD Black drives feature a dual processor and bigger, faster dynamic cache for maximum read and write speeds.

Dual processor
Twice the processing power to maximize performance.

Rock-solid Mechanical Architecture
Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

NoTouch Ramp Load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Dynamic Cache
WD’s dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there’s an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and improves overall drive performance.

The WD advantage
WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles as well as helpful software and utilities. Our customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. Our toll-free customer support lines are here to help or you can access our WD Support site for additional details.

Recommended use
WD Black hard drives are tested and recommended for use in notebook computers.


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