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Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS
7.6 out of 10

Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS

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Overall 6
6.0

Failed after 2.5 years

Chaz, Amazon
11 December 2014
  • Summary: Worked flawlessly in a HTPC since 5/2012 working as strictly the DVR hard drive with a cable card. Failed with bad sectors in 12/2014. Ended up purchasing a red drive now. Not impressed with this product. I thought it would've lasted longer.
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Overall 6
6.0

This is a WD GREEN drive disguised-

Ronald Friend, Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: This drive did not mention that it was a green drive. I would not have purchased had I known it was a green drive. I am using this in a 16-channel DVR so reliability is worth the extra money. I don't have time to mess around with sending this back to get a non-green WD.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but nvidia chipset owners -it does not show 3tb unless you have this...

Salvatore J. Angelone, Amazon
22 October 2013
  • Summary: I am rewriting this review because I found a solution. So, if you are an owner of a slightly older PC (like me) from say 2006 or 7 and, you have a motherboard with the NVidia chipset you need at least version 15.58 of the driver - which as of this writing was not the one in the "latest drivers"...
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Overall 6
6.0

WD30EURS 3TB Drive

John T., Newegg
18 April 2013
  • Summary: The lack of inspection during shippment has cost me about two weeks of repair time. NewEgg saves on the pre shipment inspection and used ground rates for their RMA costs.Now, I am waiting for the lab to confirm that a HD with half the pins mangled is damaged. Am I the only one in a hurry?
  • Pros: A good value for more storage. Order was shipped on time as expected. One drive cloned nicely with no problems at all.
  • Cons: One Drive was DOA with an obvious hit to the connector pins prior to shipping. The Outer box was unmarked but the inner white box and bubble wrap showed signs of a hard hit that damaged a half dozen pins.
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Overall 6
6.0

great once you get a working unit

Rob W., Amazon
21 October 2012
  • Summary: As with many others i ordered this HDD and the one i received was DOA. i went through Amazons great exchange process, had a replacement unit within 2 days that has been working wonderfully for almost a month now. This is a great price for a huge drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth trying for Tivo

Steve G, Amazon
25 June 2012
  • Summary: It works as a hard drive bit was never able to make it work in my TiVo Roamio.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for VoiP Records & DVR

Robert S., Newegg
6 October 2011
  • Summary: do some research into AV-GP, you will see that this device is built for constant reading/writing at the cost of data integrity. While great for surveillance recording, this is not the ideal drive for storing valuable media files and archives.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, nice 64mb cache
  • Cons: Doesnt state energy usage and RPM speeds
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware

Chris W., Newegg
28 July 2011
  • Summary: Anyone find a fix for this? Running Asus P6X58-E, i7-960, 24GB, Win 7....
  • Pros: Guess I should have done more research. Most systems will only see 2tB instead of the full three. Looking for a fix...
  • Cons: Lose 1/3 of the storage.
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Overall 6
6.0

Premature failure after two days

Frank, Amazon
29 September 2012
  • Summary: Unfortunately I had to return the product after two days, which meant I just managed to format and move my files, when write problems start to occur and the Western Digital disk check flagged too many errors to finish.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just OK for reliability

G. Hardy, Amazon
25 June 2012
  • Summary: Have been running 4 disk in a Synology Disk Station and after 15 months the one is reporting errors and must be replaced.
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