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WD WD Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

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WD Caviar Green SATA hard drives feature reduced power consumption compared to standard desktop drives, offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature and are available with high capacities up to 3 TB.

  • newegg Reduced Power Consumption The WD Caviar Green HDD consumes less power making it possible to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
  • newegg IntelliPower A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.
  • newegg Cool and quiet WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg IntelliSeek Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN

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  • Dawn D.
  • 12/30/2013 2:55:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: WD does it again. Great for xtra storage.

Cons: Not a good boot drive.

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  • Dmitry R.
  • 9/2/2013 6:29:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreliable

Pros: 2 of them in my PC worked for 2 years flawlesly!!!

Cons: if you are looking for performance - look elsewhere. Though these would be more than enough for 95% of users.

Other Thoughts: they were cheaper 2 years ago

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  • jason b.
  • 9/4/2012 4:11:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsworks well..... but......

Pros: Easy setup and operation if your savy
Does include advanced operations for equipment that have lots of functions such as receivers

Cons: Only one but its a MAJOR one. Every time this thing is dropped, and not hard mind you, it resets itself forcing you to go through the startup sequence. Im talkin from the couch to the carpet, sometimes from just moving it. If it wasnt for that i would recommend it but its just too annoying to do so. Shame. Logitech usually makes good stuff.

Other Thoughts: Get their ir blaster if you have a tablet. That thing rocks

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Green Desktop drive, as this is not the typical or intended experience with the product.
Although we are unsure as to the specific application or environment you are currently utilizing the drive within, dropping any hard drive or device with a hard drive in it is never recommended and will most likely be detrimental to the lifespan of the drive. Hard drives are extremely sensitive electromechanical devices, and as such, should ne ver be moved or jolted in any fashion once they are operational.
If a drive is dropped or improperly disconnected while in motion, the concern for failure is great. In the even that a drive is mishandled, we recommend immediately running our WINDLG hardware giagnostics software to verify the drive is still in good working condition. Please visit the following link for further information and instructions on how to perform this test on your drive.
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at:
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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  • Kevin S.
  • 5/24/2012 7:23:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: 1. This thing is really quiet. I barely hear it through my clear tower side.
2. Super easy to install.
3. Never had any problems from installation to final usage.
4. Great product and company.
5. Great investment.


Cons: 1) Didn't include motherboard connector.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 5/9/2012 12:55:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIntelliPark

Pros: Good price, decent size, serves it's function and purpose.

Cons: Has a power saving 'feature' that parks the drive every 8 seconds of idle activity. You may notice short and repeated 1-2 second pauses while playing games or browsing multiple tabs at once in Firefox, etc. as the drive has to spin down, stop, then spin up again. This will ruin your experiences in gaming and wear down the drive faster than needed in order to save what, 10 cents worth of electricity during a month?

Other Thoughts: There is a program made by Western Digital called "WDidle3". Use this utility to disable "wdidle3 /d" or increase the parking time, "wdidle3 /s300" where 300 is the seconds (5 minutes). This will save headaches trying to figure out why your top of the line gaming rig is having mini-pause/lags all the time.

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  • William Y.
  • 1/31/2012 9:46:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEmail/Internet machine

Pros: Works great.

Cons: None

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  • Dmitry R.
  • 10/8/2011 5:21:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nice hard drives. quiet and so far reliable.

Cons: a little pricey...
I bought two of them(one separate for backups of my system) 500GB for $50 each, and i could find some that are 1TB for $60 each. That would be a different brand though, and I trust Western Digital with reliability of their stuff.

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  • Ricky M.
  • 10/7/2011 10:01:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWD Warranty prevails

Pros: Cost.

Cons: It stoped working after a week of use. I would not power up at all.

Other Thoughts: I did not save the original box and accessories in order to request an RMA. Thankfully, the drive is still under warranty by WD - I completed their RMA process and expect a new drive soon

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  • Cody H.
  • 9/28/2011 6:36:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA:(

Pros: It was a good price!

Cons: Unfortunatly i got a defective one:( Newegg said theyd give me a full refund. Very good customer service! Thanks newegg!

Other Thoughts: I may have just gotten a bad one but im not testing my luck again....

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  • Robert F.
  • 9/25/2011 3:34:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent!

Cons: No problems yet

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