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6.7 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKS)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKS)

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Overall 10

WD blue 250gb

Ames A., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Pros: It runs my OS just fine and was super cheap
  • Cons: No cables but it was a bare drive.
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Overall 10

Decent Budget Drive

Gonzalo S., Newegg
11 June 2014
  • Summary: Will eventually buy larger drive and use the two drives in NAS server most likely or JBOD setup
  • Pros: Decent Storage for price, used in Vista setup. Ran WD Diag from USB, short, long, and erase with no problems at all. I was worried on buying refurb item but has turned out just fine. I'm couple days shy from 30 days of consistent use, but its been running 24/7 since I loaded Vista for the wife to use. She has installed her programs and such with no complaints. About to buy another to use as backup drive.
  • Cons: Not SATA 6 but come on for the price? Not going to break any benchmark scores but still solid.
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Overall 10

Works Just Fine

sarah m., Newegg
9 June 2014
  • Summary: I am just using this hard drive for a little while until I get a 1tb hard drive, because 250 gb is not enough space for me. Other than that. I am happy with the purchase I made of this hard drive.
  • Pros: I bought this because I was on a budget, but I didn't want to buy a hard drive with only 160 or 60 gbs. I saw this one and at first I wasn't sure how it would work because it was a refurbished one, but so far I had it in my pc for 2 weeks and have seen nothing wrong with it.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4

Hit and miss

John C., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Summary: Don't buy this model unless you're going to be using it immediately, otherwise you won't be able to RMA it if one or more drives are bad.
  • Pros: Cheap and effective- usually. Bought these as backup drives for a RAID 5 array, they're cheap and fast when they're functional.
  • Cons: Get a couple more than you need: on finally swapping the drives into my array one had an incessant high-pitched whine the moment it spun up. Ended up removing it and swapping it for another spare. Another one seems to have a lot of trouble seeking sectors, everything slowed down after installing it.
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Overall 2


Anonymous, Newegg
10 January 2014
  • Summary: I know these hard drives are refurbished but I buy Western Digital because of their quality control and reliability of their product. Given all the negative reviews, this many DOAs are unacceptable.
  • Pros: Bought two. The one that works passed a long test and functions as it should.
  • Cons: The one that is bad makes clicking noise right out of antistatic bag. Not recognized by bios. Unable to run tests. Had to DOA right away.
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Overall 2


Kevin S., Newegg
22 December 2013
  • Summary: I guess the old saying is true, you get what you pay for.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Not recognized in BIOS, dead drive.
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Overall 4

1 bad one good

john e., Newegg
28 October 2013
  • Pros: Second one worked
  • Cons: Had to return, including pay for shipping of a DOA unit. What a crazy return policy, (I mean pay, to ship back what was DOA???), but that's what we sign up for I guess. Total of two weeks before finally had the 2nd unit, which worked fine.
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Overall 8

User Review

Ryan M., Newegg
14 October 2013
  • Pros: Only had this about a month now but it seems to be working fine, quiet, fast transfer speeds. $35 is a fair price compared to whats out there, cant believe the current price is $50
  • Cons: I swear WD, seagate, and whatever few HDD manufacturers are left are engaging in price fixing. I was looking to get a 1TB drive and it being a couple years since I bought a hard drive---something i've been buying once every 12-24 months since 2003---I expected to be able to find a TB by now for $55 or so. Nope, not unless I wanted to get an off brand. Funny how the small companies without the benefit of economies of scale can make and sell a 1TB HD for $35 but WD and ...
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Overall 2

Another one bites the dust!!!!

Philip T., Newegg
6 October 2012
  • Pros: It was cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for.
  • Cons: Dead on Arrivale, plugged it into the computer and nothing but clicking. Hopefully I can get a refund or replacement
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Overall 6

Works good when it works.

Jonas W., Newegg
15 June 2011
  • Pros: Fast, great price! 250GB isn't bad at all for a regular PC.
  • Cons: I ordered 3 of these, 2 for me and 1 for a friend. 2 of them work and the other was a DOA(Click of death).
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