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Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS 320GB 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • John H.
  • 4/15/2013 11:11:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: This drive came with nice reviews and came arrived from Newegg.

Cons: Unfortunately, this drive was DOA. Upon reformatting and installing Mountain Lion, the installer detected unrepairable SMART errors, which pretty much sucks. I tried disk repair and while it saw no issues, the SMART error remained. I didn't want to spend $100 on Disk Warrior, so I'm going to RMA this drive.

Other Thoughts: I've never had a bad experience with Newegg... and this isn't their fault. Bad drives ship, its a fact. Taking apart a 2007 iMac is a real pain though and now I have to do it again, and then again :). I'm trying hard not to be sour grapes.

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  • Bill B.
  • 2/7/2013 2:06:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Good drive, with typical Western Digital quality. While we don't routinely benchmark SATA drives (they're cheap, so don't expect SCSI disk performance), this one seems to have very good seek times.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Another reviewer stated that his drive failed after six months of service. While it is possible that the drive simply failed, the installation itself, or a faulty power supply, may be the real culprit. Most of the drive failures we have seen over the years (and we've seen a lot of them) are precipitated by inadequate cooling and/or an unstable power source.

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  • Steven K.
  • 11/10/2012 6:11:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied in 6 months

Pros: Drive is very quiet and was relatively quick for a green drive.

Cons: If used in a HTPC as data and OS drive, booting can be very slow, but this is not so much a con since WD said it was not meant to serve as an OS drive.

Died unexpectedly, without any warning after 6 months of very light use. Maybe 50 hours total uptime (don't use my HTPC that much anymore). Drive is completely dead, is not recognized by BIOS in any machine I put it in.

Other Thoughts: Drives die, it's the nature of mechanical things. Overall I've had pretty good success with WD, I think I was just unlucky this time.

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  • Joel G.
  • 6/22/2012 4:04:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love this quiet baby.

Pros: Quiet, cool, dependable.

Cons: It's cheap, but not free.

Other Thoughts: I bought a WD Black Caviar and this Green and the Green is so much quieter and cooler. Both are in my external dock and I feel I have to hurry and turn off the Black for energy consumption and humming, but the Green puts no pressure on me to shut it down. Love it.

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  • Eric C.
  • 3/26/2012 9:10:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy and Quick setup

Pros: Needed a second drive in my PC and with hard drive prices as they are at the time of purchase decided to go with this one for now.

Quick simple install just plugged SATA cable and power to the drive, tossed it in empty bay, booted up and formatted it and good to go.

drive is SUPER QUIET, I turned my ceiling fan off just to listen and I can't hear it, I see the red activity light and that's it.

So if you want super quiet, then this on is definitely super quiet!

Cons: No cons, although I've only had it just over a week, but no problems at all and being Western Digital I doubt I'll have any trouble out of it.

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  • James P.
  • 6/16/2011 9:08:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Drives are great

Pros: SATA 3.0 Gb/s backward compatible with 1.5 Gb/s (older system)
Green powered drive is much quieter at 7200 rpm
System seems to respond better.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Had to turnoff auto negotiate for an older system with SATA 1.5 controller (circa 2004) Jumper pins 5 & 6 and it was done. Also had to set drive in bios as boot drive but that is a mobo setting and not a problem with the drive.

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  • Audie C.
  • 5/20/2011 7:59:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD is the Best of the Best!

Pros: Excellent quality, great reliability, superb customer support, Western Digital has done it again! This thing is QUITE! If not for the red flashing light on the front of your PC, you wouldn't know it was running! ONE of the TWO I bought (For RAID0 system,) works great! (However I have to replace the other one as it was DOA!) No worry's though, I know Western Digital, as I have done plenty of business with them for the past 20 years!.

Cons: Really, there are none. You can't go wrong with this brand, as they have great support people ready to help. (Within business hours..)

Other Thoughts: Would love to have a 24x7 hot line to support and RMA function.

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  • Jason P.
  • 4/12/2011 2:43:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Had this HDD for 1.5 years running in file server 24/7. It has been great well worth what I paid.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2011 2:12:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive!

Pros: Used as a replacement in a standard desktop PC. Is VERY quiet and plenty fast enough for your average PC. Would buy again!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Love Western Digital!

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  • Ashley J.
  • 3/13/2010 10:51:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Great drive. Speeds are adequate and draws very little power. QUIET; and thats a big one for me.

Cons: wish it was a little faster, but i'm not complaing.

Other Thoughts: Got this for a basic PC for my father in law. MUCH more storage than he will need but teh value was there and I took it.

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