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Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVCS-FR 500GB IntelliPower 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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  • IntelliPower 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 500GB
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Andrew W.
  • 11/6/2014 7:43:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Hard Drive

Pros: I bought this hard drive when it was on sale and it was definitely worth the price. Installed windows 7 on it on the first try which is a miracle in itself. After install comes out to be 498 GB which is what I expected. So far the drive is pretty quick and it fit into the 3.5" bay with no issues.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: No cables or screws come with the hard drive, not a con to me I have plenty kicking around, just something to consider.

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  • Blake M.
  • 10/14/2014 1:01:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStorage & Retrieval

Pros: I selected this refurbished unit as a primary HDD for my first DIY computer assembly project.

Removing it from the bubble wrapped anti-static sleeve it arrived in was much simpler than I anticipated - no tools required! In all seriousness though, the case appeared to be immaculate, and the specs label leaves nothing to the imagination.

There were no issues concerning recognition or initialization from my Gigabyte GA-H81-D3 R motherboard.

Although I haven't performed any sophisticated diagnostic tests relating to transfer rates and such, this drive has so far (approximately three weeks), proven to be free of any glitches.

This refurbished HDD easily carries out whatever storage and retrieval I throw its way under my 64-Bit Windows operating system.

Cons: I should have ordered a second one!

Other Thoughts: My Linux server also uses a WD HDD (60 GB) as its primary storage device, and given its long history of reliable performance, I was not the least bit reluctant in choosing a Western Digital product.

As I wanted to keep my first "build it from scratch" project as simple (and inexpensive) as possible, I knew that a single 500 GB HDD would be more than adequate for my basic software and multimedia needs. It'll likely take me years to fill it up.

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  • Robert R.
  • 9/6/2014 9:04:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value for the money.

Pros: Cheap, 500GB working great!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a cheap way to squeeze a 500 GB HD into a tight budget, look no further

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