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Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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5/ 5
Great service!

Pros: There was an issue/delay once the item was sent to shipping. The seller refunded my purchase and sent the order again at their cost due to the shipper's problems.

Cons: These drives still have the old IDE style power connector hidden behind a removable plastic blanking plate. Useful for replaced drives in old SANs like the EqualLogic PS100 series.

Other Thoughts: Great customer service experience, I will buy from Tech Experts again.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very solid drive.

Pros: I've owned this drive since 2007. It's now the 3rd drive in my PC but the drive has ran beautiful for so long. Very reliable.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Very Reliable, 4 of 5 ran for 9 years

Pros: Reliable

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought 5 from Newegg on 11-10-2006. Installed in Adaptec ASR-5805 hardware RAID SAS card, running in RAID 5. One finally failed early 2015.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still chugging along

Pros: Quick drives in their day.
After about 6 years, still chugging along in a RAID 0+1 set. They're much quicker than the WD Blues that I use for backups.

Cons: OK - one was DOA back in 2007 but I'm willing to bet this was due to how the drives were shipped -- loose and bouncing about in the box.

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1/ 5
dead in 3 years

Comments: they don't make the like the used to...

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
A little sad

Pros: Drives are working well. did a throughput test using Passmark performance test 6.1 Seq Read= 185 Mbyte/s Seq Writes = 177 Mbytes/s Rand Seek+RW = 14 Mbytes/s Composte 272 this is a great number for a $62 7200 rpm drive.

Cons: The little sad part, is that I had to return 3 of the drives for failure right out of the box. I'm not sure why box was in good shape and packed well. NewEgg as always was right there with an RMA. Shipped them back just waiting the return.

Other Thoughts: 1.Intel BOXDX48BT2 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX
2.Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz
3.OCZ Special Ops 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
4.POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5-RM Radeon HD 4870 512MB
5.Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB
6.ZALMAN ZM750-HP 750W Continuous @ 45°C (Maximum Continuous Peak:850W)
7.ZALMAN PROFESSIONAL GS-1000-BK Black Computer Case Aluminum
8. Vista Ultimate 64

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
RAID0 Awesomtacular

Pros: Awesome. Benchmarks in RAID-0 basically double a single drive. About 120~140MBPS where single sata2 is gonna be about 50 to 70.

I keep a single sata2 drive for docs, music, websites backups if something happens.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I installed Vista HP x64 in 10 minutes, 15 to be fair. I was amazed. DFI Lanparty x48 board.

NOTE: Please do get actual sata2 cables, the thin red ones do not shield or carry data up to sata2 specs, seems manufacturers like to give them away though...I buy ones marked sata2 and think they could still be better.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
IT worked! at last!

Pros: After 2 failed attempts with new Seagate drives out of the box, WD wins the prize this time!

I was able to install the drive, partition and format and start start restoring data within 10 min. this is something that the 2 Seagate drives failed to do...

Cons: none at this time..

Other Thoughts: I own 12 SG drives and this is my ist wd in a long time

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