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WD WD Blue WD5000AAKX-FR 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000AAKX-FR

Model

Brand
WD
Series
WD Blue
Model
WD5000AAKX-FR
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
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.

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.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Jaden F.
  • 3/18/2014 3:36:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdon't bother

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Unreliable. Just buy newer, better drives. The price difference isn't worth it.

Other Thoughts: bad sectors. In a RAID0 setup, had random reboots and startup reboot loops, and BSOD's, inconsistent errors. Very difficult to tell it was one of the raid members. Happened to these 2 drives, and another 2 from another online retailer

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings SpecVStrom,
We will stand by our warranty policy and replace your drive for you. Follow the links below for more information.

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

If you feel at any time that our support team can be of further assistance in providing you with a positive resolution to your concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Aaron B.
  • 2/25/2014 10:29:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Harddrive

Pros: Good price and is great for what I need. Shipped fast and received alive.

Cons: none

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  • Lawrence W.
  • 1/15/2014 11:43:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Update to 31/12/13
Still working great. Just love the software that allowed me to keep all my programs and printers.Will prob update after a year if all is good.

Cons: Working with less warranty and the price differential between referb and new almost non-existant.

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  • Sandy C.
  • 1/9/2014 6:36:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReview update

Pros: It works fine this time and no hiccups so far.

Cons: Had to return the first one.

Other Thoughts: I am updating my previous 1 star review it's hard not to be bummed when something you purchase doesn't work. However, it happens and it is what happens next that will determine your satisfaction. RMA through Newegg got me a replacement so no harm done just hope it keeps working.

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  • Lawrence W.
  • 12/31/2013 7:49:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked out of the box. Setup for multi-Boot. Software on WD site allowed for keeping my XP programs and Printers.

Cons: Only one day in.

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  • Sandy C.
  • 12/28/2013 7:51:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMy Bad

Pros: Price, seemed like a deal at the time.

Cons: DOA, no quality control on the WD refurbished drives. Still waiting on the replacement.

Other Thoughts: Thought I got a deal but all I bought was the aggravation of having to return a dead drive. For $20 more I could have bought new and twice the size. I should have paid attention to the previous reviews, my bad.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings SamSC, we want to extend our sincere apologies for the issue you have experienced. Western Digital refurbished drives conform to the same stringent standards as our new drives, prior to shipping, with burn-in and diagnostic tests. We stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period, and as such, we are here to support our products regardless of the circumstances. We would like to assure you that what you have experienced is not normal.

Please consider contacting our support department in the future when situations like this arise. You may contact us at 1 (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • Cynthia J.
  • 12/27/2013 8:16:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: - It came wrapped in a nice package. That was literally it.

Cons: - Dead on arrival, did not work

Manufacturer Response:

Dear User, we would like to apologize for any possible inconvenience this may have caused you. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties. Our goal is to provide world class customer service, and part of that goal in this situation would be to replace your drive, and investigate the cause relating to the products defect.
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 appreciate the opportunity to assist you directly in order to address 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: http://support.wdc.com/rs/.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/3/2013 1:41:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning Smoothly

Pros: Inexpensive, SATA 6.0Gb/s.

Cons: Only 500 GB.

Other Thoughts: I love refurbished prices.

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  • Patrick N.
  • 5/27/2013 2:24:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't , Just don't

Pros: It worked for a day.

Cons: Slow. Unbearably slow.

Other Thoughts: Put down the extra money to get a model that is not refurbished. Its not worth the risk.

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  • Dennis B.
  • 5/2/2013 1:55:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 Drives DOA

Pros: None

Cons: Bought two of these drives as spares, went to use one and it just clicks so I checked the other one. Dead too, neither are recognized by Windows or the BIOS.

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