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Western Digital WD AV-GP WD3200AUDX 320GB IntelliPower 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • IntelliPower 32MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • For Video Surveillance
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD3200AUDX

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD AV-GP
Model
WD3200AUDX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
320GB
RPM
IntelliPower
Cache
32MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Highest capacity for audio/video storage

24x7 reliability

Compatible

Reduced power consumption

SilkStream

IntelliSeek

IntelliPower

NoTouch ramp load technology

Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)

Advanced Format (AF)

1 million hours MTBF
Usage
For Video Surveillance

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Ken M.
  • 7/17/2013 6:31:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap

Pros: Good drive for the price point if you don't mind the 5400 RPM.

Cons: Failed just after a few months, BIOS won't detect it, out of the blue from minor use. WD won't honor their warranty.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy. Go with a drive and company that supports their products. Spend the money, it's worth it.

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  • Steven F.
  • 5/10/2013 2:40:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood budget drive

Pros: Picke up at a great price, used as a secondary drive until the primary failed and this one was moved in its place, decent amount of storage.

Incredibly quiet, you really cant hear this thing.

Cons: Slow! I know you sacrifice speed for quiet operation and power consumption but this drive really does take the crown for taking its time on read and writes

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  • Patrick P.
  • 3/25/2013 7:20:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Seemed like a good deal at the time

Cons: Failed. I used this drive less than ten times as a storage drive for large files and it has barely been used and already had the click of death. Very disappointed. Unfortunately for me WD is getting a worse and worse view in my eyes, as my only drives to ever fail have all been WD. All others have been fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/30/2013 4:35:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good basic HDD

Cons: None

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  • Tatiana M.
  • 1/28/2013 10:32:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquiet

Pros: Good fast quiet drive

Cons: none noticed

Other Thoughts: Some other reviewers said this hard drive is much slower than the competitors. I don't know, may be that's true that the rotation speed never riches 7200RPM as on other drives because of the IntelliPower, who knows, but the tests I did shows the same performance as any other modern drive I deal with - about 120MB/s. And 32Mb cache is twice as big as the average for the price.
Don't forget to realign the partition by 4KB sectors if you install an old system like Windows XP!

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  • Joy W.
  • 1/10/2013 8:16:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast, quite drive. Everything's running smooth so far.

Cons: None at all!

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  • Jonathon D.
  • 1/10/2013 3:06:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot for gaming

Pros: This is a good storage drive but is not a good secondary drive to access games from. Read rates are reasonable but for a cheaper drive is not bad. At least I can use this drive for file storage but not as the secondary as intended.

Cons: I have an SSD and was using this to store games on because the read rate does not need to be as high as a solid state. If you are thinking about using this drive in this configuration I would not recommend it. Games run ok but when a new texture needs to be loaded the game will freeze for about 1-2 seconds and then be fine for another 2-3 min.

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  • James S.
  • 1/9/2013 3:20:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Fast. Cheap. Easy installation.

Cons: Slower (surprise) but still 5x cheaper than equivalent SSD. Hard disks fail often. This hasn't yet.

Other Thoughts: I have had good luck with WD so I stick with them. Others have not had such good luck.

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  • Robert K.
  • 1/6/2013 10:05:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

Pros: Super easy to install

Cons: BIOS saw Drive but win 7 disk would not boot with out Boot file or previously installed OS to read Disk. OEM drive so I had to use Win XP Disk and format drive and install the basic Win XP OS. It would then read Win 7 disk and boot..

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  • Scott H.
  • 11/16/2012 1:43:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Experience with this drive

Pros: Cheap Price

Cons: Poor quality. I ordered 3 of these. The first was DOA out of the box. The second lasted about 1 month before total failure. The third has not been used yet as I do not trust them.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product.
We are very sorry to hear that your drive did not function so soon after it was delivered. Western Digital does rigorously test and verify all of our drives, prior to shipping, with burn in and diagnostic tests. We will stand by our warranty policy and replace your drive for you directly. Follow the links below for more information.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8/session
For helpful information on the proper handling of your drives please visit the following link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1486
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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