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The WD5000AVDS is a 500GB SATA power-conserving hard drive that uses Western Digital’s GreenPower Technology.

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Pros

Work as advertised, simple to install, no surprises here

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Good price / capacity ratio, again, great for media systems, enough space to store all the movies and TV shows

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Good transfer performance and large 32Mb cache for a 5400rpm drive, compared to similar options from Seagate

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Low cost and power efficiency makes this drive a good candidate for a RAID or NAS setup

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Quiet, and cool running hard drive, good option for media systems

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Cons

Package does not include any accessories or cables

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Possible quality control issue with a number of dead on arrive reports

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The WD5000AVDS is a 500GB SATA power-conserving hard drive that uses Western Digital’s GreenPower Technology, resulting in 40% less power consumption and lower operating temperature, making it ideal for busy, intensive applications. Its quiet and stable operation is appropriate for audio/video applications such as PVR/DVR/IPTV set-top boxes, media servers/centers, as well as surveillance video. 

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