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WD Blue WD5000LPVX 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing
  • Massive capacity,Slim design
  • Height:7.0mm
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Wayne D.
  • 1/27/2015 11:50:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great, easily hacked to work on an Xbox 360, so far so good.

Cons: None (yet).

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these during a Black Friday sale, one to put in my Xbox 360, the other I put in a modular bay in my laptop after adding a 120GB SSD. Both work brilliantly without issues.

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  • Chad P.
  • 1/5/2015 7:25:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Price for a 2.5" Drive

Pros: - Expected Read/Write Speeds

- Super Slim Design (this thing is THIN)

- Good Price

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I used software to clone a client's failing hard drive's (S.M.A.R.T. tests were reporting imminent failure) partitions and then verified the file system with a few tools. The original hard drive was failing and response times were terrible. After cloning the partitions and installing the replacement hard drive, the machine began behaving as expected.

I don't recommend cloning hard drive partitions unless you absolutely have to. The client explained they had data and some programs they needed to finish up with, before blowing the OS install away with the recovery partition.

This hard drive did a great job and it's expectations were met as usual with Western Digital.

The hard drive was received rather quickly. Thanks for the fast shipping Newegg!

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  • James C.
  • 12/30/2014 1:38:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks in Xbox 360

Pros: I bought a WD 500 GB LPVT on $mazon though a called Infinity India. We I received it I thought it was strange that the anti-static bag said Uline instead of WD and the label on the drive had alot of dings on it. I wrote them and they said "Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
It has come to our attention that one of our newer personnel in the warehouse made a mistake while packing.
At this point, we can issue a full refund for the return or if you are happy to keep the drive, we offer a discount by way of refund to your account.
Let us know what works best for you." The drive appeared to work but the Xbox 360 would not detect it.
Well the WD 500 GB LPVX works perfectly. I flashed the firmware on the hard drive using HDDHacker put it in the Xbox 360 and Bam it worked. I spent 5 days, using 4 different computer trying to flash the other hard drive with out any success. Save yourself a lot of hassles and wasted time. Pay an extra 4 bucks and get one that works from Newegg.

Cons: I didn't save myself all that trouble by just buying it from Newegg in the first place. It wasn't worth the 4 bucks that I saved.

Other Thoughts: The hard drive from $mazon through the other vender came in a small bubble pack bag the size of the hard drive, Jeez! The one from Newegg came came packed as another reviewer stated could of been dropped from 25,000 feet without being damaged. In a box inside a large bubble pack bag that was custom made for that size of hard drive and that bag fit in the box like a glove.

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  • Michael R.
  • 12/21/2014 9:26:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReplacement HDs in mini PCs

Pros: Inexpensive replacements for factory hard drives in proprietory mini PCs we currently use for our company products.
This HD's are constantly running inder heavy use 24/7 in retail stores which generate dusty environments ( with no maintenance from store personal) so extreme heat conditions apply...Western Digital is the only HD that has proven to last longer in these situations. I buy these by bulk to service over 10,000 units nationwide.

Cons: None

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  • xiaohong s.
  • 12/1/2014 9:54:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsso far so good

Pros: cheap, bought 2, one for my dying laptop and one for my 80G PS3. Now my laptop is alive again and i can install new games on my PS3 :)

Cons: none so far

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  • Andrew B.
  • 11/26/2014 6:53:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsalways cheap and reliable

Pros: I'm a student but I fix computers at a decent sized university with a horrible IT department. I've installed over 20 of these drives or equivalent former model over the last year or two. I test every one I get before installation and every single one has passed hardware testing on arrival. I haven't had any come back to me failed so I assume they're all still working.

Cheap. Reliable.

Cons: Still just a 5400rpm drive so not the fastest, but for the price it's just fine.

Other Thoughts: I suggest this drive to anyone needing a cheaper 500gb laptop drive.

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  • Peter B.
  • 11/15/2014 9:36:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood choice

Pros: WD name brand, low price

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Maybe it's just luck, but I've never had a WD drive fail on me yet. This was a "bare" drive, meaning no retail box or other junk that you throw away. It was enclosed in a heavy duty air bag designed specifically for this form factor of HDD. It looks like they could have booted it out of the airplane at 5000 ft and it would still fire up with no problem. Nice!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/9/2014 4:42:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking well

Pros: put in xbox 360. working well for almost a year now. no complaints

Cons: none

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  • William R.
  • 11/5/2014 10:37:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs50 / 50

Pros: Bought 2 after many tries finally got one of them to work

Cons: Of the two I bought only one will work. The bad one will not even format or take an operating system

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  • Jean-Robert R.
  • 10/27/2014 12:58:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Hard Drive

Pros: Work really nicelly with my Ps3 was upgrading an old 40gig drive in it. from the first model of Ps3 and its been good so far every game are now working nice and smooth no crash and frozen screen in game since i change my Hard Drive

Cons: no cons

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