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Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 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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  • SARABJIT S.
  • 1/14/2015 5:20:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsabsolutey horrible

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: the space?

Cons: way too loud. i have a 2011 desktop makes 0 sound the entire time it's on. as soon as i plugged this HDD in, my computer violently vibrated and sounded as loud as a trimmer. DO NOT BUY. I guess this product is made for older computers that already vibrate and make a lot sound.

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  • Ralph W.
  • 10/26/2014 4:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAdvanced Format Notes

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, will last for years, decent website

Cons: Website generally good but haphazard; makes you work your tail off to get the simplest answers

Other Thoughts: (WD7500AZEX) I've had perhaps 30 WD drives. I keep coming back because they have all worked, have all been quiet, didn't fail prematurely. BUT the Advanced Format issue is maddening. Maybe I can save you some time by telling you what to expect. YES YES YES this is an Advanced Format drive, one of the few models that can be unambiguously stated to be this type (4k sectors rather than 512 bytes). YES it would work with XP with no problems. In fact I have a WD AF drive (WD10EARS 1tb Green) which has never been "ALIGNED" and has been performing fine in XP for years.
OK, I received the 750gb drive to replace a failing WD500AAKS Blue non-AF drive which is partitioned as C and E. The bearing was whining when I would power it up, especially on cool mornings. This has been going on for a year, and I leave my computer on from 8am-midnight every day, so it's not a critical problem. Anyway, I received the drive yesterday (10/25/2014) and downloaded WD's free Acronis Tru Image WD Edition to clone it. I placed the new drive in a USB3 SATA drive dock from Tiger ($20) and plugged it into a USB2 port on my ancient XP SP3 32 bit machine. I ran the Acronis application. After a while it instructed me to allow it to close the Windows session so it could re-boot and clone the disk. Within a minute it found a bad sector in the source drive and suggested I check it with a utility. Back to the drawing board. I re-started Windows and tried to check with WDDIAG, but it failed ("failed read test element", whatever that means (duh!)). I decided to just do the cloning despite the error. When I did so I luckily had only one bad sector of 512 bytes. The operation took 2hrs 15min (est. 24min) to clone a 500gb disk containing 250gb of data with USB 2. The application shut the computer down. I swapped the disks and the computer ran perfectly. Not knowing for sure whether the application took care of the so-called "alignment" of sectors recommended for XP, I downloaded and ran the Acronis Align tool from WD. It reported the status of all 3 of my disks, showing that one was AF but not aligned (mentioned above), one was non-AF and this latest one had already been aligned by the Acronis clone application. There are detractors for the Advanced Format, but the only downside I have thought of is that a bad sector means 8 times as much lost data as before, but still nothing to lose sleep over. Most of what is on your disk will never be used, if it's not a blank area. The fact that I can do backups without a hiccup tells me the bad sector I had was not being used. BTW, the SMART data was worthless as it didn't even record the bad sector after the failure.

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  • Andreas G.
  • 9/21/2014 10:47:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: GREAT HARD DRIVE. SHIPPED WELL. PUT IN A DEL ALL-IN-ONE DESKTOP. WORKS. INSTALLED WINDOWS 7 ON IT

Cons: NONE

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  • Karen K.
  • 4/5/2014 6:25:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the job done, zippy.

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Purchased another refurb HP DC7900 SFF for a customer who didn't want Windows 8. It came with a heavily used 750GB HDD. Ordered this one to pair with it in RAID1.

The day before deployment the old drive failed with this one still running. It ran quick and things were very responsive. Received a replacement drive from the seller of the computer (heavily used of course) and rebuilt the array.

Glad to have this drive in there for when the old one dies.

Cons: No bacon :-(

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  • James J.
  • 1/30/2014 3:23:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlways Reliable

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great for budget builds
Solid reliable performance
750gb is an OK amount for an average computer user

Cons: No accessories included, sata cables should come with your motherboard though

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  • John B.
  • 9/21/2013 12:48:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBROKEN out of box

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: none

Cons: It didnt work right out of the box.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,
Please note that hard drives can be damaged by rough handling, shock and 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. Our warranty replacement process can be found at the following link.
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

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  • Linda W.
  • 8/24/2013 8:40:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It works, sometimes

Cons: Under heavy loads, this drive makes a loud whining noise and stop working until pressure is put on the drive in the drive cage.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello dylanweber,
There are many variables that could amount to a drive emitting unusual sounds when powered on. To test our drives health, we have our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows (WinDLG), and Mac users can of course use Disk Utility/First Aid. For information on how to use the WinDLG utility, please view the information provided by the following link.
How to tell if the noise or sound the drive is making is normal
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/568
How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows
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
Should the drive require replacement, you may use our warranty replacement procedure online at the following link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8

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  • Jovan V.
  • 6/21/2013 5:55:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I love Western digital Products

Cons: Crashed

Other Thoughts: I bought this when I was building my computer for the first time. I assumed it was brand new. Installed it and installed ubuntu. After doing a software update for ubuntu, my hard drive crashed. YAY!!!!!!!! I will recommend to buy western digital but this is annoying. Does anyone know how to contact newegg to return a defective product?

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the WD Blue, as this is not the typical experience with the product. It is unfortunate that you have experienced a drive failure, as our drives are all rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before leaving our warehouse. There are many variables that could affect the drives integrity between leaving our warehouses prior to being installed in a computer. We recommend installing and running our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows (WinDLG) utility for Windows users, or running Disk Utility for Mac users. Information regarding our WinDLG utility and Disk utility can be found at the following links.
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
Regardless of the reason for your drives defect, we stand by our product, and would like to replace your drive for you directly, at no further cost to you.
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/. 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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  • Andrew F.
  • 6/16/2013 5:37:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works

No issues

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great hard drive; haven't had any issues with it whatsoever

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  • Matthew L.
  • 4/6/2013 12:30:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: Western Digital Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Overall it performs very well in my RAID configuration. The 64mb cache really helps it compared to my older 32mb cache drives. I mean....it's a hard drive and it works.

Cons: Not the cheapest drive out there. I had to get this exact size to match my other 750gb HD for RAID. If you can, get a 1tb-2tb and it will be more value for your money.

Other Thoughts: Great drive. Works as it needs to. All that really needs to be said.

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