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Western Digital WD5000AVVS

Optimized for video storage and playback. A light-weight sto Read more

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Overall 10
10

Excellent upgrade for my TivoHD

wildejoe, Amazon
25 June 2012
  • Summary: This is a SATA II drive and works very nicely with my TivoHD. After replacing the original drive with this one, my tivo now draws 2-3 watts less and runs a degree or two cooler (that's tougher to get good data on though). Prior to installing in my tivo I ran some performance tests and almost kept it for my PC since it was sustaining better throughput than my 160 gig maxtor. Sitting at my desk while running the tests I had to pick the drive up to hear it.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Diane Boydstun, Amazon
15 May 2012
Overall 10
10

Nice drive, quiet drive

M. B. Clark "real person", Amazon
15 May 2012
  • Summary: Arrived quick, too! I bought this as a replacement for my dead Tivo drive. Now I can no longer hear my Tivo in the living room (OK, maybe the fan if I concentrate, but the ticky-ticky of drive access is gone. Going from 80GB to 500GB for $60 is incredible (and for $100 at the time I got this, a 1TB drive was almost irresistible--but I had to admit I would probably never use that much extra storage and I really wanted to revive the Tivo for as little $ as possible.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked for a while, less than a year though

Tivo Manic, Amazon
28 April 2012
  • Summary: I guess for 65 bucks, getting almost a year (11 months 10 days) out of the drive isn't too bad. I upgraded my TivoHD when its hard drive went out after 2 years of operation. Considering that this drive was developed to operate continuously for media operations, I consider it failed for only lasting 1 year.
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Overall 10
10

works perfect

rambodave, Amazon
17 April 2012
  • Summary: hook it up to my DVR, did a format, everything running fine so far. it's been 15 days and no problems I'm very pleased with everything
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Overall 10
10

a FAST upgrade to breathe some life into an older computer

Paul Buckner, Amazon
1 April 2012
  • Summary: One of my business customers needed a replacement harddrive for a windows 7 box which had a 250gb drive. This one has a larger storage capacity (double) and was a quick install to replace the older one. Paul Buckner, author of From Broke To Broker: Stories of Finding Financial Freedom And Never Give Up: Book Two of the Finding Financial Freedom Series
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Overall 10
10

Was initially not completely happy...

Maggie, Amazon
12 March 2012
  • Summary: When I first received this hard drive, I was not impressed with the way it had been shipped. But after posting my first review detailing that, I received a call from the seller and he offered to replace the hard drive for me. Since I haven't noticed any problems with it, I declined immediate replacement. Overall, I have had great experience with Western Digital hard drives, and this one has not disappointed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Eric craan, Amazon
8 February 2012
Overall 2
2.0

SENT BACK

PAUL LODGE, Amazon
6 May 2014
  • Summary: STOPPED WORKING AFTER 60 GB. SENT IT BACK FOR REFUND.ONLY HAD IT FOR 3MONTHS.GOOD JOB IT WAS GUARANTEED.HOPE THIS WILL HELP.
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Overall 10
10

Good

B. Latimer Davies, Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: The drive was a WD recertified device or good as new for a fraction of the new price. These drives are hard to source in the UK and has performed
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