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Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 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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  • Billy H.
  • 8/8/2014 11:37:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNo Issues

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 1- Quiet
2- Two year warranty
3- SATA 6 capable
4- All three drives I own work perfectly @ 1 year use

Cons: 1- OEM means no mounting screws, no SATA cable, or instructions
2- Usually overpriced

Other Thoughts: I have owned three of these drives for right at one year including my own PC and have not had any issues. If you can purchase this drive for $48.00 to $50.00 it's a good deal; however it is usually overpriced.

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  • Kenneth K.
  • 7/28/2014 6:06:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnacceptable failure rate

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I was able to recover some of the data from the dead drive.

Cons: First one died after 9 months. Needed a quick replacement so I purchased another. Second drive died after 1 day, getting a RMA replacement from Newegg. I have to send the first drive back to WD. I will be out an additional $21 shipping for a $50 drive.

Other Thoughts: Quality from all hard drive manufacturers has gone down the last several years. This won't improve with the increase in SSD sales.

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  • Virgil W.
  • 4/24/2014 5:38:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD250 7200 16

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price, fast shipment and RMA's are easy from WD

Cons: Drive stop working within an hour of use. I had to do an RMA.. Wasted time and having to buy another drive.

Other Thoughts: I like WD products but hate when I get a bad one. I hope WD replaces this product with a new drive because I just purchase this thing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Virg,
Thank you for bring your concerns to our attention in this review. It is unfortunate that you received a device that was not in good working order; Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that each of our drives are tested and verified to be in good working order before shipping to our retailers. So we are able to work with you directly on this and address your concerns with a positive resolution, please contact us via email or phone below and reference this Newegg review when you speak with our support staff.
(800) 275-4932
http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • John G.
  • 4/10/2014 5:29:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive failed

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: none

Cons: installed drive, synced it with raid 5 volume, failed 3 days later. Tried to resync and continued to have intermittent failures, finally drive would not come online.

Other Thoughts: Ordered drive for next day. Return is going to take 7-10 days to process. It would be nice to have a faster processing of the return and replacement drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear jmg, it is unfortunate that you have experienced a drive failure, and we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please note that WD Blue hard drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider the WD Enterprise or WD Red Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), and tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications. They include features such as enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing. Click on the following links for more information.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/enterprise
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

We can still provide you with a warranty replacement regardless of the circumstances. Please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs for any questions you may have.

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  • Paul S.
  • 4/9/2014 7:58:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD HDD 250GB

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: What can I say?
It's Western Digital, it works, it runs real quiet, and it's just the right size for a basic home PC
Oh, and it was shipped out fast.

Cons: No
No

Other Thoughts: This drive was just the right size for a basic home PC build I was doing for someone.
I cannot remember when I have ever had a new WD hard drive be a brick.
I buy WD because I trust the thing.
It's as simple as that.

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  • Dan C.
  • 4/7/2014 9:40:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfast and reliable

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: These drives are just the gold standard for reliability.

Cons: none

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  • Dawn P.
  • 3/31/2014 11:09:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied 5 weeks after purchase

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good-sized drive for a fairly low price

Cons: Died 5 weeks after purchase so unable to return. You get what you pay for I guess.

Other Thoughts: Wish I had not spent the money on this drive that is now unusable. Boot sector is toast.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer, it is unfortunate to find out your drive failed so soon after being purchased.
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

For additional assistance, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • James S.
  • 3/31/2014 10:42:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the job done

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Bought this for my folks to replace their fried Dell HDD. Works like it is supposed to. If you're looking for performance, get an SSD. If you want something to get you by without worrying about too large of drive space, $55 isn't a bad deal.

Cons: None

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  • John A.
  • 3/21/2014 8:36:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat HDD

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Preferred platter drive Western Digital.
Blue series offers a great price at great performance.

Easy to raid these as well.

Cons: none

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  • Michael G.
  • 3/19/2014 5:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None

Cons: Died after 2 months use. Read errors.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear user, we apologize for the inconvenience as this is not the intended experience for this product. Please be aware that WD hard drives are precision instruments that can be affected by rough handling, vibration, or electrostatic discharge (ESD). All Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our retailers. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties.
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

Please consider contacting our support department if we can be of assistance to you directly. You may reach us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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