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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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Learn more about the Western Digital WD2500AAKX

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD Blue
Model
WD2500AAKX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
250GB
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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  • 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

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

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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  • Daniel 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

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

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

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

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

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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  • James C.
  • 3/16/2014 5:36:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works perfectly. Nice and quiet.

Cons: None. Works perfectly.

Other Thoughts: Love WD hard drives.

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  • Mario B.
  • 3/14/2014 2:01:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: None

Cons: Died in 1.5 months. Can't return to newegg, need to RMA with Western Digital

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
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 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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  • David C.
  • 3/6/2014 7:14:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood ol WD

Pros: Great WD HD What I would expect from WD. Great service
from New Egg bout time you learned how to ship electronics. GOOD JOB!!!!!

Cons: Nada

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