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Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2009 6:18:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDeaD

Pros: Newegg delivered it

Cons: DOA.. mobo gave funky error on boot. took this drive out and tried different mobo, another funky error this green drive was funky when it left the manufacturing facility.

returned drive

Other Thoughts: ive got 12 different WD drives throughout my house dating back 10 years, all of them are still working, I guess it was my luck to get a lemon.

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  • James T.
  • 6/18/2009 10:12:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems after 17 months

Pros: I like that it only spins faster when it needs to. It runs quiet & cool, no performance problems. It was a great deal.

Cons: None that I can tell.

Other Thoughts: I haven't had a need to research recent drives, so I'm not certain it's still a great deal.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/17/2009 5:57:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo quiet!

Pros: Low power and SO QUIET! I haven't really pushed it to any performance extreme, but after installing Windows 7 MC on it and watching HDTV with Windows Media Center, this HDD hasn't given me any problems.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/16/2009 1:14:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks well

Pros: Surely does the job well. Decent seek times and very quiet. Runs very cool aswell.

Cons: None that I can think of.

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  • Ira J.
  • 6/14/2009 2:00:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDid the job.

Pros: Does the job, no noise, low heat (from what I can tell anyways).

Cons: Now has similar WD 5400 - 7200 RPM 500GB for same price but at 32MB Cache. Should have bought that one.

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  • steven o.
  • 6/5/2009 9:17:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswestern digital works every time

Pros: worked perfect with no effort, arrived very quick, 2 days here in the midwest with rush order & free shipping. sounds fairly quiet.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: i have never had trouble with a western digital but i rarely buy the cheapest drive. i loaded vista 64 bit partitioned in 1/2 with the intent to load 64 xp on the other 1/2. another drive in the pc has xp pro on it.

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  • Dan K.
  • 6/5/2009 5:04:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA - S.M.A.R.T error

Pros: None

Cons: On boot up S.M.A.R.T. error reccomending that the data be backed up and the harddrive replaced.

Other Thoughts: UPS was a day late shipping the drive, now it's the weekend. Got the RMA easy enough but now I'll have to wait another week, or more for the replacement drive. This definitely wasn't worth saving a couple bucks by shopping on line.

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  • Alexander H.
  • 5/25/2009 6:59:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: I've owned it for about a year along with an 5 yr old 80gb seagate, and a 320gb wd cav green. Both of my WD drives have worked amazingly, cool and quiet. I also have a WD passport which i love for school and work to carry my media around with me.

This drive is truthfully amazing, i might go out and buy another to setup a simple raid 0 for a bit better performance.

Cons: You can hear it spining up during a big file transfer, but at least the noise isn't constant like other drives.

Other Thoughts: OEM so remember to grab a sata cable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/20/2009 9:43:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Decent price at the time I bought it

Cons: Died after 3 months of use.

Other Thoughts: WD stands up to its reputation. I figured I'd give them a second chance. "Good deal" at the time wasn't worth it. I'll stick with Seagate from now on.

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  • Billy M.
  • 5/19/2009 7:57:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: this is a great product. had it for a few months. no flaws yet

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: using this for data only.

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