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WD WD Green WD7500AADS-FR 750GB IntelliPower 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • newegg Reduced Power Consumption The WD Caviar Green HDD consumes less power making it possible to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
  • newegg IntelliPower A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.
  • newegg Cool and quiet WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
  • newegg NoTouch ramp load technology The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • newegg IntelliSeek Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

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

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  • Christopher J.
  • 6/13/2014 1:13:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBeware

Pros: An ok interim solution if you need it. Expect it to be temporary.

Cons: They die... they ALL die.

Other Thoughts: I know they're refurbs but every one I bought has died within two years. Buy new drives if you care about your data.

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  • Josh R.
  • 5/10/2013 12:31:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt was okay

Pros: I purchased this hard drive at the end of December and it was a fine drive for the money until about a month ago.
(more continued in the other thoughts.

Cons: Was decent while it lasted...

Other Thoughts: After about 3 months of use I would get random hangups in any program I was running. I assumed it was software related as running a couple disk check utilities returned no errors. After about another week I started getting BSOD's and decided I need to investigate further.
I installed Windows onto a spare sata drive that I had lying around and have been using it since.

Tonight I decided to attempt a reinstall of windows onto this drive and see if it was indeed a windows issue. After install and booting into desktop I recieved a hangup almost immediately. Shortly after I got a BSOD.

I understand that this is a refurb but I haven't even owned it half a year! The drive it replaced lasted 5 years...

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2013 7:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsClick of Death out of the package!

Pros: Price

Cons: Dead out of the package. Obvious click of death, drive failed to initialize, format or operate.

Other Thoughts: Is there QA/QC at Western Digital for refurbished drives? This drive has a very obvious defect yet it left the factory and ended up in my home as an expensive paper weight.

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  • adrienne o.
  • 1/19/2013 10:22:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks...

Pros: works well. quiet. cheap. excellent for raid systems and storage.

Cons: a little slow for a boot drive but a great storage drive.

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  • Jared J.
  • 8/2/2012 8:54:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for TIVO HD series 3

Pros: Cost, reliability

Cons: None for my use.

Other Thoughts: I have had this drive in my Tivo HD series 3 for about 4-5 years and since its gone into my tivo it has held up and thought I would get the word out for those looking for a quiet and reliable drive that this is not a bad option for tivo HD. I dont have much else to say other than it works and has worked for a long time.

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  • tyler p.
  • 6/24/2012 7:31:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: it was a great hard drive. cheap and plenty of space.

Cons: after about 3 months it is now dead or just not turning on. i use it as a secondary harddrive to store my games and my pictures. i boot windows from my primary drive.
one day while playing on my computer, It all of a sudden it disapeard and my pc wont recognize it.

Other Thoughts: was a good drive. but i wish it didnt die on me

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  • phan n.
  • 6/11/2012 1:37:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBought 2 drives, 1 is dead

Pros: Cheap, speed is decent.

Cons: Hard drive died after 2 months

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  • Pride S.
  • 4/24/2012 10:08:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBought it on sale

Pros: -None

Cons: Noisy

Other Thoughts: Not as cheap as it should be on a regular price.
I have it in a data and app server so it does not have to be the fastest thing the world

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  • Alexey B.
  • 4/16/2012 8:30:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsBad sectors after a week

Pros: Decent price after the recession. Large capacity.

Cons: The drive worked great at first, but a week later, it started developing bad sectors to the point of failing to boot Windows.

Slow to begin with (but that's understandable considering it's a Green drive).

Other Thoughts: I don't recommend using it as a boot drive regardless of reliability issues, as it's a bit on the slow side. I got 90MB/s reads in CrystalDiskMark and a WEI of 5.4.

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  • Jaime P.
  • 4/9/2012 1:13:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: its 750gb, i bought it for about 80~90 bucks
transfer rate is fine
i have over a year with this drive with little issues
no bad sectors or anything
ran HD Tune Pro and it says it has no issues

Cons: well after a while using this drive i noticed the drive kinda goes on standby when i dont use it for a while, therefore when i use it again i can hear the drive making a sound as if it just turned on. im not sure if that is the intellipower thingie or not but that is really annoying because i gives you a 3-4 second delay when you open files or anything. another thing is that it runs hotter than i expected. w/o a fan cooling it, it runs at 41-44ºC and with it runs at 36-38ºC

Other Thoughts: I use this mainly for backup nothing else, not gaming nothing else, so i dont know why it runs hot
i bought a WD caviar Black 1TB because i thought the delays that the drive had were because it was going bad

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