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Western Digital WD AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Ultimate reliability for video storage
  • Exclusive SilkStream technology
  • 24x7 reliability for always-on video streaming
  • Whisper quiet
  • 3-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • AVL cctv
  • 2/28/2014 9:04:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsall that but it died after 14 Months

Pros: Good product. Original Equipment in some DVRs. have bought 12 or more and only this one has failed.
Three year warranty.

Cons: Failed in 14 months

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  • 2/28/2014 8:21:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None, DOA.

Cons: DOA. This is the second Western Digital drive I've ordered in the last year that was DOA. Will not order another Western Digital drive again.

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  • bytes
  • 10/28/2013 8:10:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointment

Pros: Easy to install and very quiet

Cons: A very slow drive, I have two seagate barracuda drives with similar specs and cost that are nearly twice as fast. I can't speak to reliability yet but the Seagates are still running strong after 5 years.

Buy a seagate - they won't disappoint.

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  • 10/8/2013 8:12:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied just under 3 years (to the month)

Pros: Its a hard drive. Worked for a while. WD support is good. WD is replacing the drive under warranty.

Cons: The controller went bad.

Other Thoughts: I called WD support and explained that I smelled burned electronics from the HD, and noticed discoloration around primary controller chip on the under side of the HD. WD is sending a replacement. Its pretty convenient that the drive died just within the warranty.

I was able to shut down computer before drive failure.
I had the drive in a RAID 1 so I still have a backup of all my data on the other drive. This drive always ran a bit hot, while its twin seems to be cooler.

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  • 7/26/2013 7:13:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied after 3 years

Pros: it's juts a normal hard drive

Cons: died in 3 years

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  • 7/18/2013 11:39:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Received Reliably, quiet, easy to install

Cons: Arrived DOA

Other Thoughts: My old hard drive containing my OS died so i needed this hard drive to replace it.... Yea, didn't happen. perhaps this HDD works amazingly when its not dead, but i have no idea.

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  • jdos
  • 6/28/2013 11:46:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Low price. Recommended for for DVR's. Quiet. Low power.

Cons: Drive was DOA. Wouldn't even spin up. BIOS just says "Drive Error".

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  • DVR user
  • 6/11/2013 3:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblems with this Hard Drive

Pros: This hard drive was made for DVRs with its low power consumption etc.

Cons: the HDD died after 7 months

Other Thoughts: I am unsure what to do at this point, if I buy another one ill get 7 months then it dies again, I had the DVR for over 2 years and it worked just fine

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  • CheriLovesJesus
  • 5/2/2013 3:14:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Hard Drive :(

Pros: The original order was processed and shipped fast

Cons: My Son takes care of all my computer needs. He recently preformed a few upgrades and I thought all was well. I am not a happy camper at this moment. He purchased a new hard drive among other items, and the hard drive stopped working with in5 1/2 weeks. I asked for a cross ship for another hard drive (same one) It has been discontinued. New Egg therefore could not send another. Nor Could they refund the money I already spent until I purchased another hard drive and of course the new one is way more costly. The only two options: 1. you buy same day online only a new item so they can refund your card after they receive the original item back and is processed then after that they will put in a request for a refund. OR 2. You send the item back and after they receive and process they will offer online credit. Either way I am out the money from the first purchase and I'm going to have to wait 2weeks for that money back and then I had to pay today the original cost plus $30+ more dollars to replace the discontinued hard drive. If it had been 30 days or less I would still be induring this mess because the item has just been discontinued. Bottom line I think they should have 1. cross shipped a comparable hard drive. 2. Refunding me straight away so I could purchase another thus saving me a lot of time and not making me wait so long for the part and a refund. I don't like being the banker. I could understand if I had the hard drive for six + months out of the 3 year warrentee, but we are talking about 2 weeks or less past the 30 days original purchase date. I know I am on a rant, but this is redonckulous~ Cheri

Other Thoughts: I would like for the customer service to be more user friendly when it comes to a customer receiving a damaged item. Don't make us be the banker. If a refund is due pay it right away, and don't make the customer buy a new product online right then and there before you will consider a owed refund. Not everyone has the money to double pay out of pocket while waiting for your lengthy process.

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  • Contrive I.T.
  • 3/14/2013 2:43:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Deal So Far

Pros: Very Cool, Quiet and Green (low power consumption). The 32Mb cache is a big plus for the price. Shipping was very fast with the priority option.

Cons: ~ none

Other Thoughts: Be aware: the drive comes in a "RAW" OEM format. You will not be able to install an OS onto it until you first do a full low level format. There are free tools for this (HDD Guru) & it takes about 1.5hrs.

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