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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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  • 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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  • Charles B.
  • 1/20/2015 11:24:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints.

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 value and works as advertised. No negative issues encountered yet.

Cons: None.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 1/19/2015 8:16:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 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: Basic HDD that is nice to hold all your media files.

Cons: None. It does the job.

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  • Aplus S.
  • 12/29/2014 11:49:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMarketplace Problems

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: None

Cons: Do not order from Stor-rite, drives were re-sealed in anti-static bags not the original western digital packaging. If you have to cut it off, it's not western digital. Western digital have tears you can open the packaging with. All 4 drives are slow , defective and probably used.

Other Thoughts: I am tired of Newegg using Marketplace sellers, but that's there problem when they tank they may have some common sense because there's no quality control.

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  • Regan F.
  • 12/27/2014 10:59:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock of Gibraltar

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: Well, if you need storage space on the cheap that's reliable, probably would go with a Western Digital hard drive.

Cons: For $3 more, you could double your hard drive capacity to a 1TB WD Blue hard drive. I don't know why this one exists at this point. Bad shopping on my part though not looking around further and just buying the cheapest WD Blue I could find.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my brother because he wanted a cheap computer. That being said, once I built a computer with an SSD, I can never go back to hard drives as my boot drive. Just too slow.

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  • Luke S.
  • 12/19/2014 10:23:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Reliable

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: Reliable. I've had mine for over two years and I've never had any issues with it. It also has very reasonable performance.

Cons: 1TB drive has much more value (Price per gigabyte) than when I bought this 500GB drive in 2012, so I would only recommend the 1TB version of this drive.

Other Thoughts: I am very pleased with the reliability this drive has given me for 2 years, I've never had any problems with it, and hopefully it will last me another 3 or so years.

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