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Western Digital 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

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  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The next-generation SATA interface supports up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections to allow the WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg WD WhisperDrive and SoftSeek Technology WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to virtually below the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms resulting in more efficient operation.
  • newegg WD Data Lifeguard Technology Exclusive Data Lifeguard data protection features include shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds isolates and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • newegg WD ShockGuard Technology ShockGuard technology instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations during operation. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Andrew S.
  • 7/9/2015 11:06:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Never failed, purchased in 2010

Cons: None

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  • Worth K.
  • 3/25/2015 11:42:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs7years, still running

Pros: Purchased in 2008, still running, quick for its time

Cons: nadda

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  • Robert S.
  • 3/20/2015 2:44:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBasic hard drive

Pros: 7200 RPM
16MB cache
Price

Cons: Drive was wiped.

Other Thoughts: On first boot, drive came up with screen indicating it was wiped. Previous computer was a Dell. It was suppose to be a new hard drive. Installed Win 7 with no issues though.

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  • Robert T.
  • 3/1/2015 5:10:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA1+++

Pros: LASTED NINE (9) YEARS. Would bye again.

Cons: NONE....It passed away Today.

Other Thoughts: Used as a spare Drive for gaming programs, used everyday for many hours of game play....WOULD BYE AGAIN.

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  • Gregg W.
  • 2/27/2015 9:33:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill kickin

Pros: Purchased in 2009 still alive and well today. Fast enough and obviously reliable

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: Six years old, used daily, nary a discouraging blip.

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  • John G.
  • 2/20/2015 7:00:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD5000AAKS

Pros: Nice and quiet. In the wife's computer, so really haven't had a chance to evaluate.

Cons: I don't have any as of yet!

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  • Matthew H.
  • 2/18/2015 9:13:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

Pros: Low price, Hi reliability. Bought 3 in Mar 2007, first one fail this month Feb 2015. Used in a server that runs during the day and is off at night. That's about 32,000 run time hours.

Cons: It's a blue not a black.

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  • Sergio R.
  • 2/1/2015 3:50:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable HDD

Pros: Has served me for 6 years now nothing wrong with this HDD

Cons: None

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  • Gregory G.
  • 1/27/2015 7:34:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Spinning 7.5 yrs later

Pros: reliable 500GB storage
7200 rpm

Cons: not as fast as solid state
not as big as modern drives
not sata 6.0

Other Thoughts: Very happy with it

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 1/1/2015 10:46:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

Pros: Amazing quality. I've had this hdd running error free since 2007. Been through multiple reformats, tons of use/abuse, and many hours of gaming and I've had no problems.

Cons: None

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