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WD Re WD5003ABYZ 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
  • Durable capacity storage for high-availability deployments
  • Heavy application workloads
  • 24 x 7 x 365 reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • $79.99
  • Free Shipping (restrictions apply)

Pros:

Once you get a good one, they last for a really long time.

Cons:

The first drive I received had bad sectors on it out of the box.

Other Thoughts:

The newegg RMA process is pretty easy. The 7 day ground shipping return from FL to CA is absurd though, they should work out a cross ship program for premier customers. In the end it took 2 weeks before I received a good working drive.

I test drives at work and it's pretty rare that I see bad RE/RE3 drives, although possible it doesn't happen real often. I needed something for a home server that will be on 24/7 with size for applications as needed. I have no doubt this drive will last quite some time.

*Note on the shipping material. If you're buying a bunch of stuff and the HDD gets shipped in box (inside a bigger box) you're probably fine. However the little "hot dog" package that newegg puts the drives in simply doesn't cut it when the drive comes alone in a small box. 3" of rigid foam on all sides should be a minimum for shipping a single drive.

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