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Western-digital-wd5002abys.29040679
6.3 out of 10

Western Digital WD5002ABYS

WD RE3 drives combine 16 MB cache with SATA 3 Gb/s transfer rate Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5002ABYS

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Overall 8
8.0

Expensive, but there if you need it.

Mitch, Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: I like these drives, but with the sizes out there now, the price of this drive just isn't worth it unless you needed one for an array like I did. My suggestion, buy new larger drives for your raid when it crashes, or be like me and pay an lot more for one of these. The old saying "do as I say, not as I do' adage goes here.
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Overall 10
10

Great HDD

Matthew Daniels, Amazon
6 May 2014
  • Summary: This drive is a great product and was perfect for my server build. It worked exactly as expected. Thanks...
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT a 5 Year Warranty as stated.

Sherri Stewart "Sstewart", Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: I got mine today just fine. But the listing says a 5 year warranty. The manufacturer does have a 5 year warranty from the date of manufacture. The date on this hard drive is 23 Feb 2010 which means I have a 1 Year warranty left on it!!
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Overall 10
10

Perfect...

GUILLERMO GOMEZ, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: Very good hard drive works perfectly, I tested in Windows and Mac, works good, very good condition, and good price.
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Overall 10
10

Great buy from a brand I Trust

Michael Blanchard, Amazon
8 December 2013
  • Summary: Works like it came straight from the factory. Great addition to my PC runs like new and havn't had any problems with it.
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Overall 4
4.0

WD Hard Drive from Servertech,Inc. was junk. Revised.

Ronco, Amazon
21 September 2013
  • Summary: Servertech,Inc. advertised this drive as Brand New but it was well used. So I have no idea how long it would have lasted. Upon receipt it reported a power on time of 20428 hours and returned errors during a scan. Most troubling was the amount of effort used to try and hide the fact the it was a used drive. One reviewer which I now suspect was not honest, gave high ratings and a long detailed review about how great the Enterprise drives were.
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Overall 2
2.0

Old drives

HAN D NGUYEN, Amazon
20 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought three that described as new and have to return all of them. Opened two and checked with CrystalDiskInfo. Both of them have more than 1 year of "Power On Hours", I didn't bother open the third one. I suggest asking the seller to check them first before shipping to you. As far as quality, I'm having one that's running 4 years with light work load at my office without having any error, I have it on 24 hours though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Enterprise Hard Drive

Bruce Roberts, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I recently learned about the advantages of an "Enterprise" drive over a standard drive. If you are a serious computer user, you may want to consider Enterprise drives.
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective on arrival

DebHarm50, Amazon
20 May 2013
  • Summary: Advertised (and paid-for) as 'NEW", S.M.A.R.T data showed a power-on time of 28,885 hours together with threshold exceeded warnings of 198 re-assigned sectors. Would only format to 465Gbs. Noisy. Obviously 'USED' - and hard!! One star granted as shipping was fast (2-days) and the packing job was thorough.
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Overall 8
8.0

Checks Specs

C. Moore "VirtualMoore", Amazon
4 May 2013
  • Summary: I installed the drive with no problem. I then tried a drive clone using WD/Acronis but the software would not install. I called WD and they were courteous and long suffering in trying to get me "cloned". In the course of a several hour discussion, WD said the drive was meant for RAID systems and only dis a 7MS error check instead of the 200MS or longer for a Red, Blue, Green or Black drive.
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