Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2500AVVS
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great HDD for the price
13 June 2014
Pros: I have not had any issues I use 2 of these in an HP Workstation Z200 in a RAID 0 configuration and they read/write very fast with no problems. Only down side is that they are small only 250GB (combined one 500Gb drive in my configuration) they are great for video editing
Summary: I tried to save money. Mistake. This refurbished drive would only partition out to 18gb....not the 250 it is supposed to be. Have attempted to drop & recreate partions and/or reformat to no avail.
Summary: I tend to try to choose hard drives for features that seem to increase longevity even if I have to sacrifice some performance. I bought two devices. Unfortunately, one of them failed - though glad to say, it failed during warranty. WD did ok by me. They replaced that drive with a 750GB unit. I'm not sure whether to look at the drive failure as an indication of product-line quality problems or not, but I still like the drive.
Summary: I build computers and have tried many drives. The only drive I have found that lasts and is reliable is the Western Digital Brand. I use the smaller 250GB drive as a boot drive and this does the job perfectly.
Summary: never had to install a partition on a hard drive just to get windows to recognize it. But hey, whatever works i guess, lol.
Pros: works well for a storage drive. Hadnt had any problems out of it yet. write pretty quick, doesnt hang up like my other hard drive
Cons: had to create a partition on the hard drive before i could save anything on it. I could pick the drive up fine, just couldnt see it in windows. Had to boot up my windows 7 cd and install a partition on it before i could save anything to it...and then i still had to format the drive in windows 7 before it came online. first time i ever had to do that, but at least i got it to working.