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WD WD AV-GP WD5000AVVS-FR 500GB 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3.5" Form Factor
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The Western Digital WD AV-GP hard drive features 24x7 reliability, ultra-cool operation and low power consumption ideal for media center, media server, surveillance, digital signage and other AV systems where long term trouble-free operation has top priority. The AV-GP drives are optimized with SilkStream technology to capture data from up to 12 simultaneous HD video streams.

  • newegg 24x7 Reliability. These drives are designed to last in always-on, streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVRs, DVRs and surveillance video recorders.
  • newegg Advanced Format (AF) Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. (EURS/AURS models only)
  • newegg SilkStream Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to twelve simultaneous HD streams. SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set so CE customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.
  • newegg Reduced Power Consumption. With the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies, WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors' drives.
  • newegg Whisper Quiet. Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone – virtually below the threshold of human hearing.

Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000AVVS-FR

Model

Brand
WD
Series
WD AV-GP
Model
WD5000AVVS-FR
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
Cache
8MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
WD AV-GP drives are the cool, quiet and reliable choice for always-on 24/7 AV applications. They are designed for media center, media server, surveillance, digital signage and other AV systems requiring perfect audio and video, low heat, low power and long term reliability.

24x7 reliability

Near silent operation

SilkStream Technology

Ultra-cool operation

Low power consumption

1 million hours MTTF (MTBF)

Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Wilbur M.
  • 10/23/2013 4:57:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what a hard drive does

Pros: Cheap storage, good "bang for the buck"

Cons: none

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  • Steven H.
  • 9/28/2013 7:00:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: HDD Never spun up, for the price I wasn't expecting anything amazing, but I at least wanted it to work.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2013 11:52:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo issues so far

Pros: Its been around 3 weeks and this thing still works fine, its refurb and it was cheap I'm just waiting for this thing to throw the towel. 5 stars because I expected worst. Thankfully it was for a friend's mom's guest computer.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: There's a time and place for refurbished goods, never and in the trash.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 9/14/2013 1:26:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs9 of 10 good...1 bad

Pros: Great price on these drive...Bought 10 only 1 bad so far.

Cons: 1 of 10 is bad and will have to RMA it

Other Thoughts: Not a bad deal overall. Would love this deal to come up again.

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  • Lonnie W.
  • 9/14/2013 10:21:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheaper cause its a refurb, but I guess that is the pro

Cons: Slow data transfer speed, but hey you buy a refurb for cost effective, so hey least it works out the box.

Other Thoughts: Only owned this for a few days, its always a risk that a refurb will die sooner, but Ive had new drives die and/or not work out the box

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  • Lonnie W.
  • 9/14/2013 10:17:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo probs

Pros: Black, I like black... worked out the box, cheap

Cons: Clocked at 1333 they have to be manually changed to get the full 1866 as advertised

Other Thoughts: Bought these for a full computer rebuild, Asus m5a92 r2, mobo, Phenom 6 core cpu, Sapphire 7770 graphics card.
Works out the box but comp only been running for 1 day at the time of this comment.

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  • Gavin R.
  • 8/2/2013 9:12:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good!

Pros: Good for the price. I haven't had this very long but I have had no trouble. Great for the price.

Cons: None.

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  • Ernesto A.
  • 7/13/2013 11:51:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor the price a great HD

Pros: used as a secondary drive in my case, just for data it is great and runs cool and efficient. For the price also it was a good deal.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Doug R.
  • 6/28/2013 7:11:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs3 of 3 drives failed

Pros: cheap, low power, high storage capacity

Cons: They all failed to complete their SMART tests after a month of usage. All have half a dozen failed sectors.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend buying the 1-year extended warranty if you do decide to purchase this.

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  • John K.
  • 6/28/2013 6:43:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK for price

Pros: Worked from the git go. Having this changed my mind about refurbished competer items. How else are you going to get a 500Gb hard drive for $39.99 ? Doesn't bother me that it came wrapped in bubble wrap instead of fancy packaging. Went and got another 250GB one, even new ones sometime arrive not working. Save yourself some money.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Newegg ROCKS.

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