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

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


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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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/.

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  • mark k.
  • 11/10/2013 3:14:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid

Pros: was looking though my purchases and realized i put this drive in 5 yrs ago and its still going strong never had one issue

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i can't think how many thousands of hours i have on this drive and never one issue cant ask for more

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  • MARCUS Z.
  • 11/3/2013 4:16:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid and Reliable!

Pros: Good drives till they died but all drives die eventually am I right?

Cons: NONE!

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  • Adam G.
  • 10/18/2013 4:22:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid H/d

Pros: Good HD, ran fine never had any problems here. WD is good for me.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: May switch to HDD/SDD hybrid but will see what WD has to offer.

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  • Vincent S.
  • 8/19/2013 7:54:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked good for 2 years then died

Pros: Cheap storage for OS harddrive

Cons: Died after 2.5 years. BIOS sees it, takes forever to load Windows7. Then once it's loaded the OS will not work. Unable to retrieve any data as when connected to another computer it slows that one down as well. Checked on warranty and expired in 12/2012. Oh well.....

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