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Western Digital WD AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Ultimate reliability for video storage
  • Exclusive SilkStream technology
  • 24x7 reliability for always-on video streaming
  • Whisper quiet
  • 3-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jeremy B.
  • 10/9/2014 2:07:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreliable

Pros: This is the 5th HDD from Western Digital I have purchased from new egg over the past several years and as with the first (which is stll working) it works flawlessly good quality drives from a good quality company

Cons: I have yet to find any problems with WD

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  • Nelson L.
  • 10/1/2014 1:57:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Overall Drive

Pros: Solid performer. Great brand which has stood the test of time. Good non expensive HDD.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: For the price range this is a great HDD

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  • Peter S.
  • 9/20/2014 3:55:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove the warranty length!

Pros: Great drive while it worked. Had no problems until this month (Sept 2014). Purchased it bundled with a security camera dvr that ran non stop 24/7 recording since April 2012. Date of manufacture of the HDD shows Sept 15 2011, so I just got lucky as I have 28 days left on the warranty period and hope WD will not make it difficult as this drive comes with a 3 year warranty.

Cons: Other than it failed right at the approaching end of the warranty period, none.

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  • TIMOTHY S.
  • 7/31/2014 7:35:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Replacement Drive

Pros: These work great. I reorder a few every couple of months.

Cons: None

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  • clinton c.
  • 2/28/2014 9:04:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsall that but it died after 14 Months

Pros: Good product. Original Equipment in some DVRs. have bought 12 or more and only this one has failed.
Three year warranty.

Cons: Failed in 14 months

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  • Lawrence R.
  • 2/28/2014 8:21:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None, DOA.

Cons: DOA. This is the second Western Digital drive I've ordered in the last year that was DOA. Will not order another Western Digital drive again.

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  • Adam P.
  • 10/28/2013 8:10:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointment

Pros: Easy to install and very quiet

Cons: A very slow drive, I have two seagate barracuda drives with similar specs and cost that are nearly twice as fast. I can't speak to reliability yet but the Seagates are still running strong after 5 years.

Buy a seagate - they won't disappoint.

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  • Donald C.
  • 10/8/2013 8:12:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied just under 3 years (to the month)

Pros: Its a hard drive. Worked for a while. WD support is good. WD is replacing the drive under warranty.

Cons: The controller went bad.

Other Thoughts: I called WD support and explained that I smelled burned electronics from the HD, and noticed discoloration around primary controller chip on the under side of the HD. WD is sending a replacement. Its pretty convenient that the drive died just within the warranty.

I was able to shut down computer before drive failure.
I had the drive in a RAID 1 so I still have a backup of all my data on the other drive. This drive always ran a bit hot, while its twin seems to be cooler.

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  • Bob W.
  • 7/26/2013 7:13:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied after 3 years

Pros: it's juts a normal hard drive

Cons: died in 3 years

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  • Michael S.
  • 7/18/2013 11:39:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Received Reliably, quiet, easy to install

Cons: Arrived DOA

Other Thoughts: My old hard drive containing my OS died so i needed this hard drive to replace it.... Yea, didn't happen. perhaps this HDD works amazingly when its not dead, but i have no idea.

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