Western Digital WD5000BPVT reviews

24 customer reviews
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+ This hard drive has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on reliability.

£34 – £44 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

7.9 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
500GB Storage, SATA See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Western Digital WD5000BPVT

Most helpful reviews

Farhan, Student

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Used it for the PS3, work as it should...
Bad points:
Memory cache is a bit weak only 8mb cache, Solid State Drive is more ideal if yer impatient and media hungry.

On the Price side it worth the purchase
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2012

Charles, Edinburgh Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Large capacity for a reasonable price. I installed it into the Playstation 3, and haven't had any problems.
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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2011

Peppa, Heavy media user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good brand, no problems so far (minus the initial one mentioned below)
Bad points:
This is an ADVANCED FORMAT drive. The Currys website does not state this. The model no. I received is WDBABC5000ANC-ERSN. Spent 2 days trying to replace my old laptop hdd drive with this one - cloning and recovery discs did not work due to me being unaware of AF format. The box does not mention AF neither does the leaflet inside. There is a tiny sticker mentioning AF amongst other things actually on the drive which I had missed. In the end I had to do a fresh install using a trial retail copy of Windows 7 found online and inputting my oem product key. I found I then had to download "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" as things like Windows live essentials / windows updater / drivers would not work until so, due to the AF. So check if an AF drive is suitable for your device before buying!!
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2012

Jonas, London IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Legendary Western Digital quality and excellent customer service!
Bad points:
Best value between performance, capacity and price!
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2011

Jian, southend-on-sea jiany

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
nicely fit in my ps3. good performance.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2013

Garry, liverpool Heavy media user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
used it to upgrade ps3 absolutely no problems
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2011

Michal, IT Professional

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Kept clicking and locking up my system for a few ms once in a while. After a google search I found out that this is relatively common issue for a WD 2,5'' drives.
Overall rating 6.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 4.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2012

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Interface SATA
Speed RPM 5400
Speed RPM 54000
Seek Time (ms) 12
 

Manufacturer's Description

Massive capacity.
WD Scorpio Blue hard drives offer the highest capacity for space-hungry operating systems with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.
Low power consumption.
State-of-the-art seeking algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption.
Ultra cool and quiet.
In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology yields one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
It’s easy to install an internal hard drive in your computer.


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