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Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing
  • Perfect for Desktop PCs
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Sean W.
  • 12/29/2013 6:58:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsVery good for the money

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: FAST!! Cheap, WD Quality,
Boot to login screen on Windows 8.1 is 25.16 Seconds

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: Got the 500GB model and i am super satisfied

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  • Andrew S.
  • 4/1/2013 4:57:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work.

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I've finally learned my lesson. No more WD for me.

Cons: Drive is recognized in BIOS, but it does not show up in Windows 8. Disk management can't see it, admin DISKPART can't see it, not a driver issue... All the while, the drive is spinning so fast and so loud that it sounds like it's going to melt down.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product. Regardless of the reason for your drives defect, we stand by our product, and would like to replace your drive for you directly, and investigate to determine the root cause of the failure.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
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You may contact us at 1 800) 275-4932, or via our support website at the link below. http://support.wdc.com/rs Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Dan B.
  • 1/31/2013 11:27:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great drive, boots my windows 8 in about 3 seconds. Great for gaming, skyrim and other games barley have a load time. Would reccomend this HDD

Cons: None

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