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Western Digital WD Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 years limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Mr. D.
  • 8/8/2014 5:38:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWd green wd5000ads

Pros: Worked good for three years.

Cons: Died after three years of very moderate use.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what brand to recommend these days. I work on computers and I am seeing a lot of dead hard drives come in to my shop these days of all brands. I think the quality has gone out the door for hard drives these days.

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  • James W.
  • 6/29/2014 8:22:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This runs as my secondary hard drive and I store all of my important files on it to make reformatting the OS drive easier. As such, I expected a lot of reliability from this drive, and I got it! It still runs great after 4 years. My computer operates on average 7 hours each day.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I will swear by HD Caviar drives until they give me a good reason not to.

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  • Daron P.
  • 3/21/2014 12:12:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied

Pros: It was cheap, worked for a wile

Cons: Died after just 3 years of moderate use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2014 12:53:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsupdate review

Pros: Worked for 4 years.

Cons: Died after 4 years.

Manufacturing date is listed as 09/06/2009 ...
purchased Oct of 2009....

Died in Oct of 2013.

Other Thoughts: expected a more quality product from WD that would last... had the drive pretty full but rarely accessed it...
Oh well :(

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  • Brad O.
  • 12/16/2013 3:58:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable backup drive

Pros: No issues in 3.5 years as a backup drive in a couple desktops over that time. Daily use in my primary machine in whatever form that's been over that time.

Cons: Not the fastest drive, but no complaints.

Other Thoughts: Couldn't be happier with my experience, especially considering how inexpensive it was in 2010.

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  • Gary S.
  • 12/11/2013 11:45:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Price

Cons: DOA. Makes clicking sounds but does not spin up. Waste of money and time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/14/2013 11:13:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsit is a hdd

Pros: it was nice

Cons: died after 2 years. no cooling problems in case it just decided to not work one day.

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  • Lucas S.
  • 12/16/2012 8:53:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood hard drive

Pros: pretty good speed considering it's a green hard drive, to date it's lasted 3+ years with heavy usage (been filled, emptied, refilled some 50 times in its life) and still kickin' real well.

Cons: a little small for the money at time of purchase (prices are way higher now...)

Other Thoughts: tough little drive, took a couple tumbles unfortunately during several computer re-builds as i switched cases and motherboards a few times, but still works just fine.

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  • BLANCA G.
  • 12/14/2012 3:38:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running great!

Pros: Durability. This HDD has never crashed on me once.
I've reformated it multiple times and each time it loads back up flawlesly. I purchased this drive as the master drive in 2009. Since then I have purchased multiple SSD HDD's to run the OS making this drive a slave drive. It still works great almost four years later.

Cons: Not as fast as the Solid State Drives.

Other Thoughts: These SATA drives have gone down considerably in price so if your just out for mass storage then this might be the thing for you. Otherwise nothing beats SSD 3.0 right now as far as speed.

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  • Fareed N.
  • 6/13/2012 3:28:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Good amount of space and was pretty cheap. Everything seems to work fine.

Cons: It seems a bit slow sometimes when transferring files or when i open a really big file, but nothing major.

Other Thoughts: So far it seems good. Hope it lasts for a few years.

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