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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-WD5000AVDS-FR

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  • Ultimate reliability for video storage
  • Exclusive SilkStream technology
  • 24x7 reliability for always-on video streaming
  • Whisper quiet
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • 9/21/2014 8:48:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRefurb - WD 500GB Green Hard Drive

Pros: Buying refurbished save me some money and it works just like a new one. Drive came well protected. I installed it the day I received it in one of my home servers and it is running great.

Cons: None really. The warranty is only for 90 days instead of the normal 3 years since it is a refurbished drive.

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  • Joseph s.
  • 9/21/2014 8:19:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital 500GB refurb

Pros: Excellent quiet drive

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Buying refurbished is taking a chance, and it worked out for me this time. ...

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  • J T.
  • 9/21/2014 2:58:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot a Fart in the Cart

Pros: Bought four. All working fine in upgraded computers. These were all very quiet and had no vibration as you see in some refurbs. I would have to say WD did a good job with them.
Would buy more from New Egg this week. They were well packaged and shipped quickly. Thanks WD and Egg!

Cons: None to date.

Other Thoughts: I have found that doing a 24 Hr burn in on refurbs helps to eliminate those failures many write about. Yes, you get the failure on occasion, but it is replaceable and you haven't lost time or data.

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  • Michael K.
  • 8/25/2014 11:39:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsno luck

Pros: Price

Cons: I have tried many times...but the failure rate on refurb drives is nearly 100% within a year. Most don't last that long and I have a few that were DOA.
The price is attractive....but then reality sets in.

I wish all of you better luck But don't say I didn't warn you.

Manufacturer Response:

We regret hearing that your device is not working for you. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive. Please visit the link below for information regarding our online warranty replacement options.
“How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty”:

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us and mention this Newegg with our staff at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website:

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  • patrick f.
  • 8/3/2014 5:28:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsspare

Pros: These work just great and get them for refurb price. I got another back-up hard drive to cover the two in existence.

Cons: none so far, the two are just working fine.

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