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Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS
5.7 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS

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Overall 10
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Bought in 2011, still going strong

Anonymous, Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Pros: I bought this drive in 2011 because of the energy/power it saves and it was a great deal. It's still going strong as my secondary data drive with an SSD for OS
  • Cons: Now I wish it was 1TB, but 500gb was a lot for 2011!
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Durable Drive

Jake W., Newegg
26 December 2014
  • Summary: You get what you order. This HDD has lasted my over 3 years and still runs strong. I had used this as my primary storage unit until i upgraded to SSD recently. I now have this in RAID 0 as a secondary storage and still runs strong.
  • Pros: Has lasted over 3 years Reasonably Priced at time of purchase Great for secondary storage
  • Cons: None I can think of
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User Review

James W., Newegg
29 June 2014
  • Summary: I will swear by HD Caviar drives until they give me a good reason not to.
  • Pros: This runs as my secondary hard drive and I store all of my important files on it to make reformatting the OS drive easier. As such, I expected a lot of reliability from this drive, and I got it! It still runs great after 4 years. My computer operates on average 7 hours each day.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Just a great choice!

Wayne A. Carter, Amazon
8 June 2014
  • Summary: This was a replacement drive for the one that went bad. Always been pleased with Western Digital and its service. The price was very affordable and installation was a breeze being a SATA Drive. Resolved my computer problem....up and running in no time.
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Reliable backup drive

Brad O., Newegg
16 December 2013
  • Summary: Couldn't be happier with my experience, especially considering how inexpensive it was in 2010.
  • Pros: No issues in 3.5 years as a backup drive in a couple desktops over that time. Daily use in my primary machine in whatever form that's been over that time.
  • Cons: Not the fastest drive, but no complaints.
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good hard drive

Lucas S., Newegg
16 December 2012
  • Summary: tough little drive, took a couple tumbles unfortunately during several computer re-builds as i switched cases and motherboards a few times, but still works just fine.
  • Pros: pretty good speed considering it's a green hard drive, to date it's lasted 3+ years with heavy usage (been filled, emptied, refilled some 50 times in its life) and still kickin' real well.
  • Cons: a little small for the money at time of purchase (prices are way higher now...)
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Still running great!

BLANCA G., Newegg
14 December 2012
  • Summary: These SATA drives have gone down considerably in price so if your just out for mass storage then this might be the thing for you. Otherwise nothing beats SSD 3.0 right now as far as speed.
  • Pros: Durability. This HDD has never crashed on me once. I've reformated it multiple times and each time it loads back up flawlesly. I purchased this drive as the master drive in 2009. Since then I have purchased multiple SSD HDD's to run the OS making this drive a slave drive. It still works great alm...
  • Cons: Not as fast as the Solid State Drives.
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Caviars

Tom T., Newegg
29 May 2012
  • Summary: I'll be buying Caviar drives until their quality fails.
  • Pros: I have never had a caviar drive fail yet. All of them from the late 90's til this 500gb drive are still kickin and I leave my puters on 24/7. I got a caviar back in 2000 to replace a drive that failed after 3 months. This is back when drives were rated for 100,000 hours. It was 'top of the line' ...
  • Cons: Why do I always need more space?
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good hd

clifton c., Newegg
18 May 2012
  • Summary: have several wd hdd's. all work great.
  • Pros: working great on sale
  • Cons: none
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Replacement for server drive

Fuzzy Jones, Amazon
2 May 2012
  • Summary: We needed a replacement drive similar for a server with RAID and got this WD. Worked great, not a dud, and OEM packaging was sufficient. Thanks Amazon for getting it here so quick! Saved the day!
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