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Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing
  • Perfect for Desktop PCs
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anthony D.
  • 5/11/2015 5:30:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I've been using this drive for over two years, and i'm still using it today. It runs just as good as it did when I bought it.

I also love the speed at which the drive transfers, with 6Gb/s, it reduces load times in games significantly.

Cons: If your planning on gaming in the future, get a hard drive with a bit more cache, just to keep things smoothly running.

Other Thoughts: I recommend getting a one to two terabyte hard drive, since you can get a Western Digital one for around the same price as this one. You may have to sacrifice speed and cache size, but the larger storage is definitely worth it. (In many cases, it's actually and upgrade in which you Don't have to sacrifice anything)

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  • Hailey M.
  • 4/20/2015 5:47:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product; Great Price

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great product for the price. Perfect for my first gaming build. Works great after 3+ years of use.

Cons: No issues.

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  • Hailey M.
  • 4/20/2015 5:45:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price; great product

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great product after 3+ years of use.

Cons: No issues

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  • George M.
  • 4/6/2015 12:26:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: So far there aren't any.

Cons: I bought this drive 12/31/14 I just installed it in my computer as a back drive. I have 3 other drives a Seagate 1T, and 2 Western Digital drives 650 gig Sata and a 150 gig IDE.

The drive checks out as good but neither my Mother Board Windows will recognize this drive. I have tried everything Western Digital suggested but nothing works. The Mother Board is an MSI 880g-E45 I you are looking for a drive avoid this one.

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  • LAWFORD S.
  • 4/3/2015 8:54:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot so much

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: reasonable price

Cons: short life. Hard drive has a light load and is accessed rather infrequent. It's not even six months since installed and its about to fail. At least its giving me warning.
Not the quietest, but they don't advertise it to be, but it gets loud when spins up from idle and getting louder as its about to die.

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  • Josef A.
  • 3/26/2015 11:35:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFailed after two years

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It was reliable and cost effective

Cons: Hard drive received several reallocated sectors and became really sluggish after two years. Purchased in 11/2013. Going to buy another hard drive for the machine.

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  • Randall S.
  • 3/20/2015 3:17:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat everyday use Hard drive

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Quiet
Performance for price
Reliability

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: If you have a build that you do not need the speed of the WD Black drives go for this Blue drive, Performance is better than the Green drive and they are very reliable drives, and quiet. I have used these in many pc builds and so far for the past 5 years have not had a single one fail!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2015 9:44:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Drive kicks up quickly
quiet
Not wicked fast, but not painfully slow.

Cons: It's not coloured purple?

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  • Joshua B.
  • 2/18/2015 8:10:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far So Good

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: WD has never let my wife or I down. This was used for my wifes OS/Programs so that she can use her 1TB WD for games. No hick-ups in the last month.

There are 4 WD HDD's in our machines and not one has died within the last 4 years.

Cons: None.

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  • Carey V.
  • 2/14/2015 11:31:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI bought 4 and in 6 weeks 1 needs replacing

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: The WD name and it's anticipated reliability

Cons: 1 of the 4 I bought for my 2 PC's with RAID1 didn't last very long

Other Thoughts: Quite disappointed.

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