Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD2500AVVS
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No problems - drives like new
Kenneth R., Newegg
12 August 2014
Pros: Ordered 2 of these and they were packed well with bubble bag designed for hard drive shipping. These were sold as refurbished, but both hard drives had less than 60 hours so it appears they were more like new. Ran WD full diagnostics with no errors and no problems found. Ran read/write tests for ...
Cons: Hot! These drive are supposed to be energy efficient but they get hot. Make sure you have good case ventilation. These were designed for use in AV applications, but I am not sure how well they would hold up in HDCP or recorder with limited ventilation.
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.
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. Ill be back to report on it if a problem arises
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 b...
Summary: For some reason, the hard drive will not boot with an operating system installed on it. It works great as a slave hard drive but I continue to have the problems when it's a master. Sending it back to W.D. for the warranty work since Newegg doesn't accept Refurbs as returns.