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Western Digital WD AV-25 WD5000BUDT 500GB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal AV Hard Drive

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  • 5400 RPM
  • 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s

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  • newegg 24x7 Reliability The WD AV-25 internal hard drive offers reliable performance engineered for demanding always-on multimedia streaming environments.
  • newegg Low-Power & Compact The cool, quiet WD AV-25 2.5-inch storage is the perfect solution for a variety of multimedia applications and fanless environments where the drive operates below 65° C base casting temperature.
  • newegg Optimized for High Definition Video The WD AV-25 hard drive features SilkStream technology that supports up to five simultaneous streams of HD video in a variety of file formats.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works for PS3! 5/10/2016 4:25:34 PM

Pros: Was able to upgrade my PS3 to a 500Gb hard drive. Now I have enough space for game updates and purchased movies compared to the stock 80Gb...

Cons: None so far. Loads up and works just like stock if not better and faster.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
WD Drive failed a little over a year after purchase 7/25/2012 11:57:26 AM

Pros: When it worked, the hybrid section really seemed to improve performance, specifically in Logic Pro.

Cons: I'm sorry, but mechanical failure of a drive a year and 3 months after purchase is unacceptable. I was hesitant to buy another WD drive after they had burned me in the past, but the price and allure of a 32gb cache swayed me. NEVER AGAIN.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Decent Drive 8/25/2011 5:18:39 PM

Pros: Seems to work okay.
Decent enough performance for 5400 rpm.
Hasn't generated any S.M.A.R.T. errors (so far).

Cons: Not as quiet as I was lead to believe. I can definitely hear it humming and hissing away inside my netbook, whereas I couldn't hear the original drive at all (160 gig seagate).

-1 egg for the noise level.

Overall Review: In order to download the alignment software that allows this drive work correctly under older OS's like XP, Western Digital forces people to create an account, give them all their personal info, and register the drive itself by entering the serial number. I believe this is an gross abuse of customers' privacy, and evidence of a greedy company going too far in their lust for marketing data. In contrast, Samsung and Hitachi both make their similar alignment tools freely available.

-1 egg for WD's exploitative behavior.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect replacement for PS3 (Launch Model, 60gb) 7/22/2011 9:19:10 AM

Pros: This hard drive was the perfect replacement for the original PS3 launch model that came with the 60gb seagate hard drive. This seems to run cooler and quieter than the original hard drive. It fit perfectly into the housing and the only problem I had during the install was that two of the cheap sony screws on the housing stripped. I still successfully installed it and it runs great.

Cons: None

Overall Review: This is the perfect hard drive to get for the PS3.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty good... but still not low power enough 7/15/2011 1:33:27 AM

Pros: Well... it's a hard drive. Pretty standard 2.5" fair. Performance is good... perhaps even great all things considered. No problems with the connectors. Currently got it installed in an external hd cradle. I'll be using it day to day for backing up client's computers and for running virus scans (I plan to make it bootable and install linux on it).

Cons: Really hard to say anything negative about this drive. It does everything the package says it does.

However, as a warning to others who might make the mistake I did:

It *is* a "low power" drive... but not low power enough to run off the power from a single USB2 connection. You will have to use a usb y-cable (which most cradles come with) and two usb slots to get it enough power on most systems. I should have checked WD's spec sheets before ordering. It's a convenience thing mostly so I'm probably going to keep the drive and just deal with it.

Still... it would be worth a 5th egg if it had this "feature."

Overall Review: Those of you buying drives for external cradles make sure you always double check the manufacturers spec sheet. USB2 spec only provides a maximum of 0.5 amps while this drive requires 0.95 amps during spin up (according to the spec sheet on the WD website). Even though it only uses 0.4 Amps during operation it fails to spin up correctly, resulting in the computer being unable to detect the drive.

Also, if you plan to use with a y-cable with these drives to supply enough power and intend to use a USB hub: make sure the hub is a powered hub. If your hub doesn't get power from a wall outlet than it can only provide a maximum of 0.5 amps total to all devices connected to it... or even one device connected via a y-cable.

And don't forget to add the power consumption of the cradle you plan to put it in.

Just to make things more confusing, some motherboards provide more power to the USB port than the spec suggests. Oh and USB3 allows for more power as well.

in short: do the res

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good storage drive 7/11/2011 8:12:12 PM

Pros: Nice, quiet, cool, low power consumption, low profile form factor, (hopefully) long lasting with 24/7 operation, good sized buffer

Cons: None

Overall Review: Using this in a SFF PC with little ventilation, hope all will be well for the next few years....

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Replaced 40 GB in PS3 7/7/2011 9:22:28 AM

Pros: Easy install in the PS3.
Plenty of room for all your downloads.
Quiet operation and fast.

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Rock Solid Storage 6/23/2011 11:29:10 AM

Pros: Quick response when loading media. 32MB cache works very well to spped up this process.

Cons: Response could be faster if 7200 rpm but I knew going in it was 5400 rpm so no egg lost.

Overall Review: Great shipping as usual with Newegg.

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