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Maximum PC

2006-06

And, indeed, we see that the 500GB drive has faster read speeds than the 400GB drive, while the performance of the two is Western Digital's new top-of-the-line 500GB drive is just as fast as its 400GB baby brother, and we're OK with that.

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Maximum PC

2007-04

The grand melee consists of Hitachi's 500GB Deskstar E7K500 ($200, www. hitachi. com), Samsung's 500GB ... 400GB 7200.8 Barracuda ($190, www. seagate.com), and Western Digital's 500GB Caviar SE16 ($200, www. westerndigital.com).

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    WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

    Personal Computer (Western Digital)
    List Price: $58.99

    Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary.
    NoTouch Ramp Load Technology: Safely positions the recording head off the disk surface to protect your data.
    IntelliSeek: Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
    2-year seller waranty
    Data LifeGuard: Advanced algorithms monitor your drive continuously so it stays in optimum health.



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    Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" (Enterprise Grade) Internal Hard Drive - [Certified Refurbished] w/ 1 Year Warranty

    PC Accessory (Western Digital)
    List Price: $29.99

    500GB Capacity,7200RPM Rotation Speed, 64MB Cache
    Works for PC, NAS, NVR, CCTV DVR
    Passed Factory Diagnostic Software + RE-CERTIFIED by State-of-the-Art software - Full "Sector-by-Sector" test to ensure best HDD quality! ZERO Bad Sectors!
    3.5" Internal Hard Drive, SATA II 3.0Gb/s, Enterprise Grade, Heavy Duty
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    WD Blue SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch 500GB Internal SSD Solid State Drive (WDS500G1B0A)

    Personal Computer (Western Digital Bare Drives)
    List Price: $139.99

    Optimized for multitasking to simultaneously run resource-heavy applications without system slow-down.
    Sequential read speeds of up to 545MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 525MB/s.
    Available in 2.5"/7mm and M.2 2280 models to accommodate most PCs.
    An industry-leading 1.75M hours Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) and several error-correction technologies for lasting reliability.
    WD FIT LabTM certification for compatibility across a wide range of laptop and desktop computers.


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    Western Digital 500 GB AV-GP SATA 3 Gb/s Intellipower 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM AV Hard Drive- WD5000AVVS

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (18 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Western Digital

    A nice SATA 3 GB/s drive.

    5/5 USgov.Planned911 (Minnesota) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital 500 GB AV-GP SATA 3 Gb/s Intellipower 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM AV Hard Drive- WD5000AVVS (Personal Computers) These are nice SATA Hard drives for slightly older computers. A lot of people might just go for the drives that the retail stores carry, but I think that these Audio-Visual (and the older Enterprise drives) might have something to offer over some of the latest hard drives. These feel heavier/sturdier than some drives I've had, and the one I'm using is free of vibration. The AV drives have an option called "power-up in standby" that can be enabled by installing a jumper on certain pins on the drive. As far as I've seen, without the jumper they function just like a standard hard drive. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 3, 2015

    Not bad for $30

    3/5 J. Watkins (TN) - See all my reviews, August 6, 2015

    Was initially not completely happy...

    5/5 Maggie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Western Digital 500 GB AV-GP SATA 3 Gb/s Intellipower 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM AV Hard Drive- WD5000AVVS (Personal Computers) When I first received this hard drive, I was not impressed with the way it had been shipped. But after posting my first review detailing that, I received a call from the seller and he offered to replace the hard drive for me. Since I haven't noticed any problems with it, I declined immediate replacement. Overall, I have had great experience with Western Digital hard drives, and this one has not disappointed. The seller was very prompt with shipping, and in calling me to address my original concerns. If you're looking for a great hard drive, this is the one to get, and if you're looking for great customer service, you can't do wrong buying from Storite. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 6, 2013
    List Price: $43.68


  • Western Digital

    Western Digital WD5002ABYS RE3 3.5-inch Enterprise SATA Hard Drive (500 GB, 1.2 million hours MTBF, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM)

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $158.21

    Time-limited error recovery (TLER) - Prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery
    Reliability features makes them the perfect Solution for servers, video surveillance, and other demanding write-intensive applications
    Reliability features makes them the perfect Solution for servers, video surveillance, and other demanding write-intensive applications
    Dual processors provide twice the processing power
    Dual processors provide twice the processing power
    WD RE3 7200 RPM Enterprise SATA hard drives are packed with performance and reliability features making them the perfect solution for servers, video surveillance, and other demanding write-intensive applications.
    Thermal extended burn-in tested
    Thermal extended burn-in tested
    Time-limited error recovery (TLER) - Prevents drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery



  • Western Digital

    WD 500GB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN

    Personal Computer (Western Digital)

    Rating (288 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Western Digital

    Works with Wii U

    I ordered this hard drive to start a digital collection of Wii U games and it works well for that purpose. The drive wasn't even recognized with the included USB cable and required a Y-cable in order to be formatted and used. It has a tendency to go to sleep when not in use for a few minutes, as when using Netflix or Wii mode, but this isn't a problem during gameplay, where the drive is actively read and written to.I measured the read speed on PC at about 80mb/s (sequential) when using USB 3.0. Using the same USB 2.0 Y-cable connection Wii U uses, the speed dropped to 34mb/s for a sequential read and 23mb/s for a random read, both of which are faster than the 22.5mb/s speed of Wii U discs.In-game, I saw an average reduction in loading times of 6 seconds for Mariokart 8 tracks and 1-2 seconds for Pikmin 3 trials (there was no change in the initial game boot time in either case). In general, the drive is fast and performs better than using a disc, but it does... 5/5 Nerrel - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 500GB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN (Personal Computers) I ordered this hard drive to start a digital collection of Wii U games and it works well for that purpose. The drive wasn't even recognized with the included USB cable and required a Y-cable in order to be formatted and used. It has a tendency to go to sleep when not in use for a few minutes, as when using Netflix or Wii mode, but this isn't a problem during gameplay, where the drive is actively read and written to.I measured the read speed on PC at about 80mb/s (sequential) when using USB 3.0. Using the same USB 2.0 Y-cable connection Wii U uses, the speed dropped to 34mb/s for a sequential read and 23mb/s for a random read, both of which are faster than the 22.5mb/s speed of Wii U discs.In-game, I saw an average reduction in loading times of 6 seconds for Mariokart 8 tracks and 1-2 seconds for Pikmin 3 trials (there was no change in the initial game boot time in either case). In general, the drive is fast and performs better than using a disc, but it does... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2014

    Defective Product

    1/5 Michael Rodrigues - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 500GB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN (Personal Computers) When I had received this product, I was so happy to finally be able to plug it into my computer, and store all of my files. Only to find that the device couldn't be detected. I tried troubleshooting this for a couple of days. I even was on-call with a representative of Western Digital to figure out the problem, but even they couldn't help me. I will try to order one, one more time, to see if it was a one time defect. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 28, 2014

    The "Clicking" Sound of Wasted Money

    1/5 Renaissance Man - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD 500GB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN (Personal Computers) I usually don't write reviews, but if I can prevent someone else from wasting their money, it will be worth it. I bought this item back in December, and it has already stopped working (now the end of June). I am a current medical student, and take care of my purchases. My computer, which I have had since 2008 (as well as this now useless hard drive) always stay on my desk. My room has full A/C and the item has never been dropped, nor has it gotten wet.I back up my Mac laptop every couple of weeks and today the process didn't work. The hard drive makes a "clicking" sound when I plug it in to any power source, and it no longer registers on my Macbook or my roommates PC. Looking online, this seems to be a sign of hard drive death. As a student I don't have $50 to spend every half year to keep my documents safe. I will never purchase another item from this company. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 29, 2015
    List Price: $64.99
    WD quality and reliability
    Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers.Massive capacity - 500 GB
    1-year limited warranty
    For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this
    Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software


  • Western Digital

    WD RE4 500 GB Enterprise Hard Drive, 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA II, 64 MB Cache (WD5003ABYX) (Old Model)

    CE (Western Digital)
    List Price: $44.65

    Idle: 4.5 W, Standby: 0.8 W, Sleep: 0.8 W
    Capacity: 500 GB, Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM, Cache: 64 MB
    Power Dissipation(Average): 12VDC (A, max): 2.25, Read/Write: 6.4 W
    Interface: SATA 3 Gbps


  • Western Digital

    WD AV-GP 500 GB AV Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA II, 32 MB Cache (WD5000AVDS) (Old Model)

    CE (Western Digital)

    Rating (91 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Western Digital

    Great drive for a very fussy TiVo's, just don't use it in a performance orientated PC.

    4/5 videobruce (Buffalo NY) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD AV-GP 500 GB AV Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA II, 32 MB Cache (WD5000AVDS) (Old Model) (Personal Computers) I wish I had a dollar for every review on NewEgg from these kids that buy a 'green AV' drive for a PC, then complaint the performance is terrible when they try transferring and accessing files.Green drives that are specifically designed for AV use as in DVR's or Media Servers can't and won't have the speed and ability of a desktop drive. Rotational speeds are lower (not needed when recording or playing media) and the actuator arm is dampened to keep the drive quiet (necessary for many, but not all DVR's, especially TiVo's).Power consumption is measurably lower compared with a regular desktop drive (the blue series).Note; some DVR's won't accept drives larger than 1TB and some won't work with caches larger than 32MB Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 31, 2013

    WD AV-GP 500 GB AV Hard Drive - WD5000AVDS

    1/5 Cheryl N - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD AV-GP 500 GB AV Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA II, 32 MB Cache (WD5000AVDS) (Old Model) (Personal Computers) I rated this as 5 star before, but as it turned out, for some reason other than the drive acting up I decided to use "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows", and the drive failed with bad sectors. I might say, that it still "appears" to be working fine.It'll be a real hassle, but I've already initiated the RMA for a drive that was delivered and installed just 5 months ago, on Apr 3, 2015. I've NEVER, ever had a Western Digital go belly up at all, let alone one so soon after buying it.Fingers crossed on the new one they're sending. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 3, 2015

    Works great, runs very quite

    5/5 Dave - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: WD AV-GP 500 GB AV Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA II, 32 MB Cache (WD5000AVDS) (Old Model) (Personal Computers) Bought to replace faulty drive in our security system DVR. Was a simple install, remove old one, bolt in new one, turn on, that was it. Works great, runs very quite. Save me from having to purchace a new DVR. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 1, 2016
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    Ideal for set-top boxes (PVR, DVR and IPTV), media servers, media centers, and surveillance applications.
    SilkStream - Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to twelve simultaneous HD streams. SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set so CE customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.
    500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video.
    Power-conserving WD AV-GP drives offer significant power savings and thermally optimized operation resulting in lower cost of ownership and unsurpassed reliability for PVR/DVR, IPTV boxes and media server manufacturers.
    3 year limited warranty


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