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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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  • Robert P.
  • 11/30/2015 2:20:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery much so NOT WORTH IT

Pros: NONE

Cons: Would not install windwos, when attempting to install windows kept giving an error about how the item was not in the proper format. After using the bios to blank and clean the product and reformat into the proper one needed for the install of windows, it would crash with in 3-4 days of windows installing. Tried using it on several different machines, it crash on all 3. When using it solely as a back up storage drive for music, pictures, and documents, it would crash after a week.

Overall I cant really tell if this is just a terrible drive or if it was damaged or DOA.

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  • Paul J.
  • 11/10/2011 8:41:37 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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