Summary: Still, 931GB of space in your brand new PS4 (or even your somewhat older but still awesome PS3) is impressive and means your PS4 has plenty of storage for all of those games that are going to be released in coming years. I can't really judge the hard drive that comes standard in the PS4...but it seems pretty junky and is DEFINITELY loud. My wife commented on how noisy the PS4 was when we started Knack together.
Pros: Quiet, cool, plenty of storage. When I first got my PS3 systems I upgraded to the largest drives available at the time (Western Digital 740GB drives) but always wanted more space. After hooking up my PS4, installing and downloading some games, and capturing and uploading some video clips I noticed I'd used quite a bit of space...which was rather troubling since I'd only had it for a week or so. I knew I'd want to upgrade the hard drive but hadn't really looked into wh...
Cons: As with any hard drive you won't actually get 1TB of useable space. The manufacturer calculates a mb as 1,000kb and Operating Systems calculate a mb as 1,024kb. All hard drive sizes can be calculated with a fair amount of accuracy by simply multiplying the advertised size by 0.931. which should give you the approximate useable size.
Summary: I have never been particularly loyal to a certain brand of disk drives. For a while I was buying nothing but IBM Deskstars until they started suffering from the famous “click of death” (Google it). I moved on to Seagate, Hitachi, Seagate, and eventually Western Digital. At this moment (subject to change) I have five 1TB WD-10xxx drives running in various PCs around the house. None of them have given me any trouble.
Pros: Large Capacity, 2.5" Form Factor, Quiet, Low Power, Low Heat
Cons: Pricey compared to a 3.5" drive with the same or better performance
Summary: here are some specks that i got so far testing this drive.
Pros: had this drive hooked up for little over 2 weeks running all the time. It isn't running any operating system as of yet, using this as a Slave drive to run movies, doing back ups, file transfers and so far its been doing great, The drive runs Very quite and runs nice and cool, so far hasn't gotten very hot.
Cons: So far i haven't run into any, Will post again if i do
Summary: As soon as I got this drive, I installed it in an always on HTPC I have in my home. The HTPC previously had a 3.5" SATA drive, but I replaced it with this and mounted it to the 2.5" mounting bracket that the case came with and the drive worked as expected. As an Operating System drive, I noticed no decrease in performance from the 3.5" 7200 RPM drive it replaced.
Pros: Quiet, small 2.5" form factor, low power, and more than adequate speed for an always on HTPC or NAS. 24/7 reliability.
Summary: Some of the 3.5" GP-AV drives were just as fast as the Caviar Green drives, but ran a bit warmer to the touch. This is most definitely NOT the case with this drive.This seems to be exactly what anybody would want in a notebook sized drive, recording many streams of video. Whether it's surveillance or media related, it'll do the job.
Pros: Pros: This drive runs EXTREMELY cool and quiet. It's also quite fast. In HDTach on my AMD SB950 based chipset (SATA 6gbps) system, the drive managed to pull off a quite impressive 95mb/sec average read and a 15.6ms random access time. That's almost as fast as my 7200.12 rpm drive! You can't hear the drive spinning, but you can hear the occasional noise in a silent room with data being written to it.
Cons: These drives are NOT to be used as storage or a boot drive! AV work only. It handles errors VERY differently than any other drive on the market. Instead of pausing and retrying like most drives, it accepts the error and continues. Would you rather have a corrupt frame of a video or a minute of missing time in your video? Although, it is kind of a pro...depending on what you use the drive for. If you get this drive, it should only be used for recording video of some so...
Summary: I am using this a my bedroom HTPC which is a mini-ITX HTPC that uses Windows Media Center and a networked SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime to DVR TV. For the longest time I was using a 128GB SSD for both the OS and recordings but research made me paranoid enough to realize I was better off off-loading the recordings and live TV buffer to a regular drive and saving the write-cycles on my SSD.
Summary: Western Digital supports the ATA-7 streaming command extensions to the standard ATA command set on the AV-25. These allow reading and writing data without performing error correction. Why would you want that? Well, consider streaming a video. If an error is detected, normal SATA drives run error correction routines to try to recover the bad bits. This can freeze the video for several seconds. That’s annoying, particularly if several streams at once are affected.
Pros: Western Digital hit a home run with the WD AV-25 drive. Although this drive is designed for – and excels at - video streaming, it also works well for general usage. As Newegg classifies the AV-25 as an internal desktop/laptop drive, let’s first look at its performance as a general-purpose drive:
Cons: The drive mounting holes in the AV-25 are ever so slightly shallower than on some other 2.5” brands and most SSDs. I discovered this when putting the AV-25 into a 3.5” caddy that came with a SSD. It turns out that the screws supplied by Intel and Samsung for their 2.5” SSD drives are half a mm or so longer than the mounting hole depth on the AV-25.
Excerpt: I purchased this Western Digital, 1.0Tb 5400rpm 2.5" hard drive to put into a HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device Case-Only. Prior to installing the hard drive into the UDMA2, I used a SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 adapter to partition the drive using my home computer and run a standard format to ensure the health of the hard drive. The standard format (NTSF) took almost 24 hours to run on this 1.0Tb 5400rpm hard drive. I have had no issues using this hard drive.
Excerpt: The Western Digital 1TB WD AV-25 2.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive works as advertised.I purchased this internal hard drive to place into a Sanho HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Backup Storage Device (SATA Casing Only) and it met Sanho hard drive requirements (especially 5400rpm). Buying this hard drive separately saved me a[$] over purchasing the Sanho 1.0TB HyperDrive COLORSPACE UDMA2 Multimedia Player/Storage Device.