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Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 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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Learn more about the Western Digital WD3200AAKX

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD Blue
Model
WD3200AAKX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
320GB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
16MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Solid performance - WD Caviar Blue drives are built to deliver rock-solid performance ideal for family and business computing.

Ultra cool and quiet - Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.

NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

Advanced Format Technology (AF) - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.

ShockGuard - Instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar Blue drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.

Compatible - WD perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
Usage
For Daily Computing

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Israel R.
  • 4/11/2014 8:32:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital Holds true to its name

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: * Reliable
* Has survived being installed and re-installed over 10 times without data corruption or breaking.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought it in the time when hard drives were sky high in price because of flooding in the Asia region that caused a spike in prices. But even then it was worth its price.

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  • Spencer R.
  • 3/9/2014 12:16:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Spin up fast, access data with speed, run very quite, and best yet run cooler then most drives I have run.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Just set a pair of these drives in a raid as a replacement to the drives that died on me. Performance is great, noise is down, and they run much cooler then my old pair.

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  • James B.
  • 12/4/2013 12:08:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks but a little overpriced

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works

Cons: A little overpriced IMHO for 320GB of disk space

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  • David V.
  • 11/30/2013 11:26:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Good

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: worked

Cons: Doesn't work anymore

Other Thoughts: Had this since September now it doesn't get recognized.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear User, we want to extend our sincere apologies for the issue you have experienced. Please note that there are many variables that can result in a failed drive, such as power outages, accidental physical damage, internal component failure, and computer viruses, just to name a few. As a troubleshooting step, we recommend running either our WINDLG diagnostics software or Macs built-in Disk Utility to check your drives health.

How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Win
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940

How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/866

We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please click the following link for our replacement procedure.

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
We would like to work with you directly, please contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/ please mention this Newegg review so we can assist you further.

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  • Joseph H.
  • 11/1/2013 2:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice and sturdy

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Still working after almost a year.

Cons: Wish it was a little cheaper. Seems like a lot for just 320 GB of space

Other Thoughts: I actually dropped it on a pretty hard floor once by accident and it still worked fine. So I guess if your clumsy like me this might be a nice HD for you.

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  • Darrin K.
  • 10/19/2013 9:25:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall pretty good

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Extremely quiet, works moderately well with my build.

Cons: With my build it's pretty obvious that this hard drive is the bottleneck in my system. Ultimately it gets the job done and still does it fairly quick, but anything that's not cached takes noticeably longer to load. But I guess if I wanted a faster hard drive I should have gone with SSD.

Other Thoughts: My build:
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Graphics Card: MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660
Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

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  • Jesse B.
  • 9/8/2013 2:39:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood for short term use

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Device was good while it lasted.

Cons: Died after about 1 1/2 years of use.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we are sorry to learn that your drive failed after such a short time. We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please use the following link for our replacement procedure.
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
You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Mr. B.
  • 8/4/2013 11:20:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs50% good

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Size I Needed to match existing array failed drives

Cons: One of Two ordered drives was D.O.A.

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  • Chris A.
  • 8/3/2013 4:24:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I have been using it for over 3 years! and it is working like a champ never had a problem with it.
Cheap
Fast
Long live

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: It is really great, i'm glad that i bought it 3 years ago.

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  • Richard T.
  • 7/12/2013 9:11:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2 years and running strong

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I bought 2 of these hdds 2 years ago for $40 a piece and have had them running in raid 0 with no issues whatsoever. Windows 8 boots up in seconds and apps and games load very quickly. If you're looking for a cheap alternative to an ssd two of there in raid 0 is a viable option.

Cons: The current price @ $60 more than what I paid 2 years ago

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