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Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5003ABYX

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD RE4
Model
WD5003ABYX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
1.2 million hours MTBF
24x7 reliability
Usage
Ideal for Servers

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2014 8:28:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Hard drive for money

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast hard drive, good buy for the money. No issues.

Cons: No Cons.

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  • Charles T.
  • 3/31/2014 11:11:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic HDD for SATA 2 PC's!

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 64MB cache, 7200rpm, faster & quieter than SATA2 Caviar Black.

5 year warranty.

Very reliable HDD!

Quality that only WD delivers!

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: This HDD was purchased in the summer of 2012 at Newegg, was packaged very carefully.

Bought it was an upgrade to a WD Caviar Blue, preferring a 500GB over the more popular 1TB HDD's. Though it's not labeled as a desktop drive, it's all that it's been used for. Has been moved from 3 PC's, eventually finding a permanent home in my XPS 8700 running Windows 8.

This drive is very quiet & vibration free, much more so than the 1TB Caviar Black that I have, also purchased here. Has served me well since the first install to this day.

If purchasing, make sure that your ports are SATA 2, there is a newer model for SATA 3 equipped PC's.

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  • Marcus C.
  • 3/8/2014 9:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Purchase ever!

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: -500Gb at a reasonable price and you can't beat that.
-Fast and reliable
-Lasts forever if you take care of it

Cons: -none

Other Thoughts: If you can't afford a SSD then i would highly recommend this one. If you need more space the 1TB hard drive works like a charm as well!

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  • Walter H.
  • 3/7/2014 10:59:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't go wrong

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very Solid drives, and absolutely reliable. We have used hundreds of these drives and the failure rate is very low. It's unfortunate that some purchasers have a bad experience but that is rare. No drive manufacturer can have 100% reliability, but WD gets it pretty close. They also have the best warranty in the business, and the easiest to deal with. Very simply, go the the website and register the drive. It will tell you when the warranty expires, and it's 5 years for these drives. If you have a failure create an RMA and print the shipping label. Ship it! You can even purchase the shipping label on the website.

Cons: none

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  • Martin P.
  • 1/24/2014 12:51:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I was unsure above the RE4 hard drives but after a good month I have NOT had any problems at all. The RE4 loads faster than my old WD black 32 mb hard drive

Cons: None !!

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  • Jeff C.
  • 1/7/2014 12:35:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: My daughter got this for me for a Christmas present to replace my original 500GB drive. It has performed excellently so far and the 5 year warranty is a big plus.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Glad I found this to replace my drive of the exact same size.

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  • James H.
  • 11/29/2013 7:38:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: No issues. Exactly what I want from a hard drive. I bought one about three years ago, and then bought a second last year. Both remain trouble-free.

Cons: Nothing that I can think of.

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  • Kyle K.
  • 11/22/2013 7:35:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWarranty Funny Business

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good performance, 5 Eggs.

Cons: Good luck with the warranty, -3 Eggs.

Other Thoughts: I've used several of these and all perform well. One has died, click of death. Some funny business going on with the warranty on this unit. Submitted a claim to WD, they said it was an "OEM" disk and we'd have to contact the system manufacturer for warranty replacement. Since I am the "system manufacturer" I contacted Newegg, who said there is no warranty on this product, it is past the point of RMA and I would need to contact WD. Ultimately I will just eat it, I've wasted more than $90 worth of time on it already.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello kalbert, it is unfortunate that you experienced a faulty drive. Western Digital has multiple devices and depending on the category for that device, it will have a specific warranty term. The WD RE4 currently, comes with 5-year limited warranty. The retail drive packaged as OEM is covered under our warranty policy and we would be more than happy to assist you with your in-warranty replacement

Worldwide Warranty Policy and Limitations
http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp?custtype=end&lang=en

Difference between WD OEM vs. Retail (RTL) drives
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1352

How to get an RMA, (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty at the following link.
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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  • Craig S.
  • 11/20/2013 1:06:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Warranty

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: none

Cons: There is no 5 year warranty on these drives. In fact there wasn't any warranty until I submitted a support case to WD. The drive failed in about a year and I went online to RMA it. After receiving my replacement drive, it also failed during the rebuild in my array. I entered the serial number in their web site and the warranty they issued on this replacement was for only 1.5 years. Well 1 year plus 1.5 years is not 5 years. I am really not happy with WD customer service. I am going back to Seagate. I shouldn't have to waste my shipping money sending their failed drives back.

Other Thoughts: Newegg: take the 5 year warranty off their products

Manufacturer Response:

Dear mattman, Western Digital has multiple devices and depending on the category for that device, it will have a specific warranty term. The WD RE4 currently, comes with a 5 Year warranty from the date of purchase.
For more information about our products warranty follow the link below.
http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp?custtype=end&lang=en

We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with any concerns you may have regarding your warranty issue. Please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/. Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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  • Chad R.
  • 11/2/2013 5:55:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Solid Drive

Cons: none

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