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

  • 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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  • Charles R.
  • 6/30/2014 12:48:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat hard drive!

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

Pros: This hard drive has been providing reliable storage for over a year now. I have no complaints. The read and write speeds are as well as can be expected for a magnetic hard drive, especially for the price!

Cons: None.

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  • John P.
  • 6/25/2014 7:24:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

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

Pros: The hard drive works fine, like it is supposed to do. No problems at all.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The first one I ordered would not initialize. DOA.
True to form, Newegg shipped out a second drive as a replacement and it was fine, no problems. Kudos to Newegg for having the best replacement policy of anybody.

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  • John G.
  • 6/20/2014 12:48:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Western Digital always high reliability, and great price.

Cons: None

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  • Garrett H.
  • 6/17/2014 2:57:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hardrive

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

Pros: This drive is pretty fast and is quiet. Has had no data loss or any other problems. Has worked great as a secondary HDD with an SDD as the main drive. Has everything you need in an HDD.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: For the price, this drive is absolutely worth it. Western Digital made another great product.

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  • Collin M.
  • 6/16/2014 6:56:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat drive

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

Pros: This drive has worked in my mom's desktop fine for the past two years. What more can you want from an HDD?

Cons: none.

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  • Christian S.
  • 6/14/2014 6:27:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Price

Cons: Dead on arrival.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Christian, it is unfortunate to discover you received a drive that is not working for you. Please note that all Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WD's stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our retailers. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect. Please visit the link below for our warranty replacement options online.
How to get an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) or replace a defective product under warranty http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

If you feel at any time that our support team can be of further assistance in providing you with a positive resolution to your concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/5/2014 1:17:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute JUNK!

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

Pros: None that comes to mind

Cons: Ordered 100 in Feb. 2014. Began loading Win7 Pro and installing in April into PCs for an upgrade from XP project. Within 2 weeks, drives started failing. Seemed to be related to a shutdown or reboot. Drive would start clicking and not come back up; system displayed "insert proper boot device". When checking BIOS/CMOS, the drives were not even listed as present, like the I/O was somehow dead.
As of June 01, have received 30+ drives returned and numerous others that were discarded by customers when I shipped Seagate replacements. At present, I believe that at least 50% of these have died.
Worst customer experience I have ever had with a product, as it reflected poorly on my company in this project.
NewEgg's policy was beyond the 30 day RMA when I actually had enough of these collected to determine this must be a defective product. I have contacted WD directly and await their response. I do not wish to receive replacements, as I feel that I cannot take the risk.
All of the defective ones appear to have been manufactured in Dec. 2013 in Malaysia.

Other Thoughts: I have used WD drives in the past with much success, but as stated above, this one bites hard.
The Seagates that I used as replacements all still seem to be working fine, so I think that eliminates the possibility that this is environmental or misuse at play.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, your feedback on the WD Blue is appreciated and we regret discovering the concerns you are currently having with your devices. Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that all of our drives are in good working condition before they are shipped to our retailers. Due to the circumstances with multiple drives, we would appreciate the opportunity to assist you directly in order to address any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience.
You may contact us at (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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  • Daniel F.
  • 6/5/2014 6:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid HDD

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

Pros: Hard drive works fine. Never had problems with a WD.

Cons: None for a 720 RPM.

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  • Carl H.
  • 6/4/2014 7:00:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood HDD

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

Pros: Plenty of storage, fast & runs cool.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Does everything it's supposed to. Great deal.

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  • Enid A.
  • 5/28/2014 4:22:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

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

Pros: this is for only ZMODO HOME SURVALANCE SYSTEM works great and you have so much hard drive for a week I always remove everything for a week..great product..no complaint..

Cons: nothing

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