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Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVVS 500GB 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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  • Paul J.
  • 11/10/2011 8:41:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood drive, Great WDC drive

Pros: -Reliability, has run nearly 22,000 hours.
-No S.M.A.R.T. issues or noticeable performance issues.

Cons: -Runs at or exceeds 7200RPM drive temperatures
-Drive makes a bit of a clatter, acceptable for it's type, absolutely, but a Seagate Constellation for instance is certainly less audible for comparison.
All cons = -1 egg

Other Thoughts: -Intellipark parks the head, many times. This has not been an issue and modern drives are beginning to take after Seagate and WDC's head-parking technologies (drive has started and stopped nearly 16,000 times)
-This is the ONLY Western Digital drive to date that hasn't fail me or my data. Good for this drive, but almost bad for my data had I not backed it up.
-Might I personally suggest, don't just buy WDC, buy what's best for you. Idolizing, praising and being blindly committed to any company will get you nowhere.
-It was manufactured in second Quarter of 2008

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  • Derek B.
  • 9/25/2010 8:45:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Very good price and good reviews

Cons: Unfortunately it was a DOA so i had to do a RMA and Newegg is being very helpful and understanding

Other Thoughts: just got a bad one

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  • DON K.
  • 9/16/2010 9:49:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Drives

Pros: We have purchased 100+ of these drives for repairing and installing in systems. Not 1 failure. Been purchasing these for 67 months, and no issues still. No bad blocks, cool, fast enough.

Cons: Could use a bigger cache, but there are other models with larger cache at the same pricepoint.

Other Thoughts: Great Drives

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  • Daniel F.
  • 3/6/2010 11:22:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: This hard drive is nice and for the price is not bad.

Cons: Like another review more cache would of been nice, i can get another hard drive from WD also for 500gb with 16mb cache for 55.99.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/23/2010 4:07:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit's a hard drive alright

Pros: it works like a HD should work - without any hassle

Cons: more cache plox?

Other Thoughts: really i need to say more?

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