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Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 8MB Cache
  • SATA 1.5Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2006 4:10:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent mass storage SATA drives!

Pros: WD, SATA, 250 Gigs. What more needs to be said? Massive storage for my videos, fast, quiet, and running cool. Absolutely no issues with mounting, formatting, or running them in my system. The speed has made editing videos a breeze! The cool running has allowed me to edit all day with the system temperature never going above 100 F! Now the cooling fans are the noiseist part of my system!

Cons: None.

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  • Tyson C.
  • 3/21/2006 10:10:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs1 of 4 Died

Pros: Great for raid enviroments with dedicated controlers. On board contollers have minor issues in Dual Boot enviroments that mix Windows with Linux due to there being relatively new technology. But other wise great preformance for a SATA150 drive.

Cons: Ordered 2 a month half ago. Ordered 2 more 2 weeks or so ago and one died with a smart error with no warning. So I'm now back to a Raid 0 setup waiting for the new drive from WD.

Other Thoughts: Had to RMA 1 drive already. Still tring to figure out how another reviewer RMA'd via NewEgg when it states "This item is serviced by the Western Digital. Please call 800 832 4778 for service."

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/27/2006 12:53:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgreat when they are good

Pros: Fast & cheap. If only my computer was as fast and reliable as Newegg.

Cons: I have one bad out of five ordered. Other comments indicate a possible high initial mortality rate.

Other Thoughts: Hope this one isn't the new "Death Star" (remember that one?) drive. Kudos to Newegg's best-in-class RMA process.

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  • John R.
  • 2/27/2006 8:30:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsok

Pros: good price/warranty
24/7 rating
designed for RAID
relatively cool

Cons: ? reliability, ordered 5 drives 1/5 was DOA.

Other Thoughts: Will have to see about long term reliability. They are rated for 24/7 use. Using in a RAID 5 setup. Has a 5 yr warranty. Became another person with a DOA drive (1 out of 5 ordere), started a loud clicking (click of death) and refused to be recognized. Newegg is taking care of it. Wondering about WD quality controls? Traditionally prefer Seagates (most reliable for me), but their Nearline type drives are quite a bit more. Most people who have problems with these per comments, have them right away, they are DOA. Hope that is the case for me as well.

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  • Jesse H.
  • 2/21/2006 2:41:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Has both power connectors styles, SATA and old school style.

Cons: DOA, very loud click click click.

Other Thoughts: WD Advanced RMA submitted with no issues, awaiting replacement part. New review will come when replacement arrives.

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  • Gregory T.
  • 2/20/2006 2:03:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent choice

Pros: Perhaps not the fastest, but certainly fast enough in a Infrant ReadyNAS NV, which will be running 24x7. Very quiet, priced right (even lower price today!). 5 year warranty is a plus.

Cons: None that comes to mind.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/16/2006 8:30:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFargin' Sweet!

Pros: INEXPENSIVE.
HUGE.
WESTERN DIGITAL.
SATA/RAID.
SILENT.
WARRANTY.

Cons: Nothing, the perfect HD.

Other Thoughts: This thing accesses data fast, complies with my system NO PROBLEM and is super huge. Can't wait to get another!

My system:


ASUS GeForce 2 MX200 getting pushed around violently by my box.
Pentium 4 Prescott 531 Processor 3.0 Ghz 800Mhz FSB 1.26MB L1/2 Cache.
ASRock 775V88 VIA PT880 AGP ONLY Mobo.
A-DATA V-series 1GB Sys. Mem.
ATI TV Wonder Pro capture card (non-remote version.)
Lite On DVD Burner.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2006 9:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsQuite, fast, lowheat

Pros: I love this Hard Drive. I went ahead and bought two of them and set them up in a RAID0 array. 500GB is more than i know what to do with, and they are fast. I can barely hear them and they didn't add any heat to my system.

Cons: What cons?

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  • David G.
  • 2/4/2006 10:13:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever got to use drive

Pros: Received RMA immediately. I shipped Monday and received refund back in my charge card account next Monday.

Cons: Drive arrived broken.

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  • David L.
  • 2/4/2006 9:45:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice, quiet, fast. And a five year warranty. Using in Asus motherboard RAID array with on board Promise controller.

Cons: None.

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