Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000AAKS

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WD5000AAKS

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Anonymous
  • 8/5/2014 11:50:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMy first WD 7 Years Running!!

Pros: I have this puppy older 3 platter design running at almost 7 years without a single problem...
Didnt developed a single bad sector... it survived a year working in a DVR box and didnt complain temperatures in that box was above 50ºc and i didn't noticed until several months after 59ºC degrees celsius was the maximum recorded in smart (dangerously hot)

Cons: none ( never expected this )

Other Thoughts: Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 SE16 since september 2007
Firmware: 12.01C01

Power On time: 637 days 21 hours
Total start/stop count : 5447

Outlasted two systems, is on is third, survived two small drops
My version is a wd5000aaks

while running (when i dropped the hard drive i heard the drive stop spinning very quickly emergency stop i think and started with not issues two seconds later

gotta love WD ... was the least expensive 500GB at that time after samsung :)

was upgrading my p4 system with a crashed 120GB hitachi

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Robert L.
  • 7/18/2014 12:24:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Running Good

Pros: I have had this drive since 2010 and it has never failed me once and just scanned it not to long ago and has zero bad sectors. But this drive is going to be for used for storage after next week because of an upgrade. I have high confidence this hard drive will last another 4+ plus years

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My last Western digital hard drive lasted 12 years before it died and that was fantastic for an older IDE drive. My next purchase will be a western digital hard drive

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Steven S.
  • 7/15/2014 11:50:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running strong after 5 years

Pros: Runs quiet and after 5 years it is still reliable. I now use it just for recording video's and have another WD that is a 1TB as the main drive and 2 250 gig Samsung Evo SSD's in raid

Cons: Was expensive 5 years ago but considering it is still going strong I would say it was worth it.

Other Thoughts: I will stick with Western Digital

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • tyler s.
  • 7/9/2014 8:50:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

Pros: Pretty quite have had it sense 2009 no hiccups

Cons: non

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Robert L.
  • 6/25/2014 8:36:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost 6 years solid!

Pros: It's been cheap, fast and quiet for about 6 years!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was looking back at past Newegg purchases, and saw this back in 2008 without a review. This sucker is still running in my desktop rig. It has been a workhorse. I do a wipe and clean install every year or so, and it has held up great. Gotta love WD!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Alperen E.
  • 6/9/2014 11:01:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 3 years

Pros: I can't think of much

Cons: It was loud
And lasted < 3 years.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Timothy A.
  • 4/18/2014 9:20:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Not a single hiccup since i got them 3.5 years ago. have moved them to multiple machines and now are in a media server. I build about 30-50 computers a year for clients and mostly use G.SKILL. had problems one time and the manufacturer replaced the bad stick at no cost to me over a year past purchase.

Cons: none

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Ed T.
  • 2/4/2014 7:09:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill works 7 years later

Pros: Bought this for myself as a college graduation present. I've since given it to my dad and it still works 7 years later.

Cons: Nothing to complain about.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/26/2014 12:46:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAchaios

Pros: Does what it's supposed to do, quiet, reliable.

Cons: It isn't free

Other Thoughts: I've got a WDC WD5000AKS-00TMA0 500 GB with serial number WD-WCAPW5784103 working on my rig since 28 March, 2008. As we speak, according to the SMART meter software here, it has run for 23,368 hours. Zero issues, zero bad sectors. It has worked with three different motherboards (GA-P35-DS4, ASUS P5Q Deluxe, Asus Maximus VI Hero) and three different PSU's. Just felt I had to post this after seeing all these negative reviews.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Jason M.
  • 12/4/2013 6:31:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy western digital

Pros: They only work for two years or less, so if you only expect them to work that long, go ahead and buy

Cons: They quit within a couple years, this is the third drive of three that has failed, all bought in 2011. I will no longer build with western digital, as this is becoming a regular thing with them. Their quality has fallen drastically, if their drives quit faster, they make more money selling replacements, they will not see another dime from me, I am passing along info to all I know who build for people. Western Digital is not reliable anymore!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer, we appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Our drives are rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before they leave our warehouses. It is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, internal component failure, and computer viruses, just to name a few.
We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8
If you have any other questions or doubts, please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Related Products
The Western Digital RE3 hard drives are high ...
Model Brand Western Digital Series WD AV 25 ...
Model Brand Western Digital Series RE2 Model WD7500AYYS ...
Model Brand WD Series WD Blue Model WD10SPCX ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau