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WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX - OEM

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • For Daily Computing

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Corey D.
  • 5/10/2016 5:52:52 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDependable Storage

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Reliable for me. Owned and in continuous use since fall of 2012. I'm horrible and almost never turn off my computer so it's literally been on for years; not that the HDD is running that entire time, but you get the idea.

Modest amount of storage for a modest price. I've never been a professional user or a content hoarder, so 500GB, is all I ever have needed. It's been close to full a few times but that was due to storing too many copies of Fallout and Elder Scrolls mods. Like I said, I use my PC to write, browse the internet and play games.

Cons: None. I have an SSD drive for games, and if I wanted greater storage capacity I would get a drive with greater storage capacity. I can't fault this drive for being what it is intended to be.

Other Thoughts: I'm building a new machine soon and I'm going to use mostly cheap TLC drives ( they're almost as fast as MLC drives these days, and are good for over 10gigs of writes per day, which I do not come close to, so I'll take the $ discount over MLC ), but I'll slap this old platter box into it as well for the occasional back up mirror.

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  • CASEY M.
  • 5/1/2016 3:58:36 PM

5 out of 5 eggsReview

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: 1000th review :D it's a great product i have had mine in my computer for a year nothing bad yet.

Cons: There aren't any yet

Other Thoughts: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/25/2016 7:28:08 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsreferb hit or miss

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Cheap and quick delivery. Easy to install.

Cons: Used. One of two crashed after only two years, took the system down with it.

Other Thoughts: WD is usually a good brand.

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  • Max S.
  • 2/24/2016 5:55:52 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after a year and a half, awful support

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: I like the color blue.

Cons: Drive failed after a year and a half! Western Digital dragged their feet with the RMA. By the time I got the replacement I had to go on deployment for a year. Now that I'm back I opened the box with a new HDD from western digital in the electrostatic packaging and everything, only to find out they sent me a refurbished generic drive that wasn't even the same blue model as the one I bought. I didn't care until I plugged it in and it started making all sorts of sounds, and wasn't detected by disk management. They won't replace the garbage they sent me because it doesn't get a fresh warranty and goes off the date of the first drive, beautiful.

Other Thoughts: Any drive can fail, but go with a company that will actually help you if it does. I've had great support from Hitachi and Samsung.

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  • Jon B.
  • 2/12/2016 4:33:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHundreds in Service

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: I buy these for computer repairs and upgrades where I work where there are hundreds of these drives in service. I buy them for my personal use as well. I have had excellent success with these drives and will continue to buy more in the future. Thanks to WD for building reliable, fast drives I can depend on at work and at home.

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend the WD Blue series (and WD's other 'colors') to friends and family.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2016 10:34:28 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Fast shipping.

Cons: Dead on arrival. Unable to be detected after switching out several SATA cables. All it did was whine and click, but couldn't be detected.

Other Thoughts: First time being disappointed with these people.

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  • Jerry K.
  • 1/20/2016 5:22:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFine

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Set up and worked fine

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: yes

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  • Marsha s.
  • 1/20/2016 11:01:29 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working.

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: The drive is still working since 1/18/2012.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: I used this H.D.D from a bundle deal on Newegg for a budget build for a lady who just wanted to do Word processing, Emails, and surfing the web. It is still spinning 4 years later.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/6/2016 4:00:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDefected

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Was good when it worked.

Cons: The hard drive defected after only less than 2 months. I can't even get to the login screen with my system forcefully trying to repair it or blue screening. Thanks for wasting my money.

Other Thoughts: It worked very well when I could actually use it, but it randomly acted funky one day with slow load times, random crashes, and freezes. Then it just stopped working the next day.

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  • Grant N.
  • 1/6/2016 2:18:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: :C

Cons: Dead on arrival.
Didn't woooork.

Other Thoughts: Didn't get around to actually installing it until a month after I got it, been running on my SSD since then. Tried to fix but by the time me and my buddy realized it was defective the return policy was done. Great, now I'm stuck with a $46 paper weight.

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