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Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUCT
7.6 out of 10

Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUCT

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Overall 10
10

Works as intended.

Charles B., Newegg
22 October 2014
  • Pros: I've owned this HDD for more than one year now and have not had any problems. If you are on the market for a good 1TB, you've found it.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Replaced 60Gb PS3 Drive with This

Joseph Olynyk, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Great price, quick delivery! With a little help from the internet I upgraded my PS3. Now I don't have to delete a game to download a new one! Works great. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

Longer term review

Erik N., Newegg
13 January 2014
  • Summary: I tested this in a Gateway Core2Duo laptop to start. It performed on par with other drives. I liked how quiet it was, no head movement sound and only a slight whirl when spun up. It also remained very cool.
  • Pros: This drive has solid reliability and is whisper quiet. No surprises with 2.5" dimensions, everything is standard. Good speeds for a 5400 RPM drive. Runs relativity cool.
  • Cons: Still a 5400 RPM platter drive. Would not be a first choice as a boot drive.
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Overall 10
10

Reliable and quiet

Daniel C., Newegg
14 July 2013
  • Summary: Over USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0, the average read/write speeds were around 66.5MB/s and the burst rate was around 123.0 MB/s. This drive bottoms out around 40 MB/s transfer rate, so the reads are at least consistent. I've had this running in an older laptop that I use as a terminal server.
  • Pros: Being a 5400 RPM drive, this is both quiet and produces less vibrations. There's a noticeable difference between this drive and the stock drive in my laptop in terms of noise and heat. This drive sips power, and was easily run off of USB 2.0 external enclosures without external power.
  • Cons: Being a 5400 RPM drive, the read and write speeds are lower than some comparable 7200 RPM drives, but the capacity and lower temperatures more than make up for this.
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Overall 10
10

Used to replace Mac HDD

Chris, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Nothing was wrong with my mac HDD but i was running out of space. I chose this drive because I am an audio engineer and this drive was designed for constant read and write. Its been about a month now and zero hiccups.
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive

David S., Newegg
1 July 2013
  • Pros: This drive works great. I had a old 8 camera security system at my work, and to fully test this drive I put the harddrive into the computer as a secondary drive for video storage. This computer is running 24/7 and records almost all the time. And so far it has worked better than the old 500GB 720...
  • Cons: I really cant find any right now but it has been running non-stop for 2 weeks now so I will report back if anything odd appears.
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Overall 10
10

Nice little drive

Dariusz T., Newegg
29 June 2013
  • Summary: When I got this drive I was pretty amazed at how light and small it was. It is about the size of and ssd and packs 500 GB of space for storage. ATTO peak write speed: 49 MB/S ATTO peak read speed: 93 MB/S Although the drives speed is not that great it does remain rather cool and because it is so...
  • Pros: Small form factor (space saver), light, fairly inexpensive, made by a well known company. Pretty large capacity for data storage. Ideal for my playstation, logic board does not have any components that can easily break off.
  • Cons: Not an ssd, quite slow read and write speeds
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Overall 10
10

Slow but Reliable !!! Good for DVR's

David W., Newegg
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Knowing the rpm for this drive and the medium size cache it has its still a reliable drive. I first put it in my notebook to see how it would work out and though it seems to be steady it is for sure a noticeable difference in the seek, read, and write department as compared to a 7200 rpm with 64MB...
  • Pros: 16MB Cache, 2.5" Size, 500GB
  • Cons: 5400 RPM, Sata 3.0GB/s and not 6.0GB/s
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Overall 10
10

Great little upgrade

Montana L., Newegg
17 June 2013
  • Summary: I used this drive to upgrade my wife's little Compaq laptop (She got it before we met... She would have been informed otherwise) I removed the stock Fujitsu and cloned it to the Western Digital drive, it was smooth and had no problems formatting.
  • Pros: 1. Extremely quiet 2. Runs cool 3. Plug and Play
  • Cons: 1. 5400 RPM (But with this form factor...)
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Overall 10
10

It's a good drive

Greg V., Newegg
17 June 2013
  • Summary: This drive: ---------READ--------- MIN: 45.3MB/s MAX: 98.2MB/s AVG: 72.0MB/s ACCESS TIME: 17.6ms BURST RATE: 162.1MB/s CPU: 34.4% ---------WRITE--------- MIN: 43.9MB/s MAX: 90.5MB/s AVG: 69.4MB/s ACCESS TIME: 19.2ms BURST RATE: 126.5ms CPU: 34.9% WD 7200RPM GREEN 1TB: ---------READ--------- MIN:...
  • Pros: *500GB of storage *1,000,000 hour MTBF *"24/7" Reliability *avg read:72.00MB/s *avg write:69.4MB/s *3 year warranty *Silent Operation *Great Company I like this drive. It's not as fast as my other 5400RPM drives, and not as fast as a 7200RPM drive, and doesn't even touch either of my SSDs. But wh...
  • Cons: *Slow speeds compared to other drives *Just as expensive as other drives This drive is pretty slow. Shouldn't be your first pick if it's going to be a boot drive. You'll want to have a speedy drive for that. Considering the WD Black drive is only $5 more same GB plus a 5 year warranty and much be...
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