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6.7 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS

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nice drive to fill up

Mr. M. Dene Savory, Amazon
28 November 2011
  • Summary: Nice drive to put music etc on as other 1 full lol but didn't know that you have to set it up through disk manger just thought you plug in & away you go not to clever on that stuff but sorted it : ) good drive anyway & quiet
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Overall 10
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This is the dog's

Gadget Guy "XXXL", Amazon
12 November 2011
  • Summary: This is the dog's dangling bits. I have five WD hard drives for my main PC.And they all run very quiet,without any over heating problems. I run a high spec pc,so i only buy the BEST.......
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Works brilliant

James, Amazon
2 September 2011
  • Summary: Thanks very much, arrived very well packaged, took a wee bit longer to arrive than expected, but still a great product at a great price. Couldn't ask for more.
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Works Great

John Bradshaw, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: Nice and quiet. Switches off when not used for a while (as you'd expect from a GREEN disk!) and spin is regulated. This costs a few pounds more as is has 32mb memory to compensate for the slow spin ramp up? Not had any errors and transfer from it across the LAN at 65-70mbps. The spin up time from off to being able to see files is 6 seconds on my Windows 7 Quad core. But hey its saving the Polar ice caps!
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Overall 10
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Upgrade to Thomson Sky HD

M. Roberts, Amazon
7 May 2010
  • Summary: This product certainly lives up to its green billing. It's quiet, with a low power consumption and runs cool. It was bought to upgrade a Thomson Sky HD box which notoriously run very hot and frequently burn out their PSUs. So far it seems to run much cooler. With the original drive there were significant issues with watching and recording HD simultaneously. This drive doesn't seem to have these problems. Would definitely recommend.
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Overall 10
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Western Digital 500gb Hard Drive

Gaz562, Amazon
14 March 2010
  • Summary: Excellent delivery service, I ordered on the Friday evening and it arrived first thing Monday (and that was without express delivery). Overall, a very quiet drive and easy to install. I would definitely recommend this one. Thanks Amazon.
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Overall 10
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Excellent hard drive

Mr. Aldon, Amazon
4 March 2010
  • Summary: Installed this WD Caviar SATA Green drive in a satellite receiver (AZBOX ELite) and it works perfectly. No issues with connections or recognition and appears to be very quiet in operation.
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Overall 10
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Excellent HDD

PeterB, Amazon
15 February 2010
  • Summary: This is a great HDD. It is a 'green' version, which means the spinning speed is controlled by the device between 5400 and 7200 rpm based on the usage to save energy and increase lifetime. To compensate the little slower speed it has 32MB of cache which is not common on this size of hard disks. I am using it for weeks now, it is very quiet, no noise coming from it and turned to be a very good performer.
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Overall 10
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Recomended. For begginer to pro and anyone inbetween

R. Bailey "Riice", Amazon
27 December 2009
  • Summary: Not only decent value and energy saving, but spacious quick and quiet. Unless your system is silent, you won't hear this even during the busiest of activities.
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Overall 10
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Sky HD box replacement disk

James Macfarlane, Amazon
15 December 2009
  • Summary: I used this disk as a replacement for the ailing hard disk in my Thomson Sky HD box. This disk works perfectly, is quiet and reliable with more space than the original. Good instructions about how to carry out the replacement can be found on the Net. Check that you do not violate any warranties or guarantees though before you have a go at DIY. Apart from that, all you need is care and patience, a screwdriver and a pair of long nosed pliers. Good luck.
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