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Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Maximum performance for power computing
  • Dual processor speed
  • Rock-solid mechanical architecture
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • paul m.
  • 2/7/2015 6:20:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Worked for little over a month great.

Cons: Blue Screened one day then wouldn't show up in the BIOS at all

Other Thoughts: RMA'd straight to Western Digital and had a new replacement within 2 weeks! Great service!

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  • Gregory Z.
  • 1/28/2015 8:16:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Problems

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I installed this drive this morning 1/28/15. No clichés. Working great. I have two Raptor 300 gb drives that are also going strong. Had them for going on 5 yrs. now. Western Digital drives, I think are the best drives you can get. So if you want a good hard drive buy WD.

Cons: None

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  • odis l.
  • 1/27/2015 6:19:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast, i have 2 of them in a raid 0 nice loading times

major up time
89-92% for over 1 year in raid 0!
major up time
see outher thoughts
major up time

Cons: wish i had 4 more of thim for a 6x raid 0

Other Thoughts: im going to buy 4 more drives and run a 6x raid or maby i should just run 8 of thim

also 1 year of running in a raid 0 with about 92% uptime with out any data loss or any thing

runs on my home meda server / web server / ftp server / work horse pc
like i sad major up time

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  • Gregory Z.
  • 1/27/2015 9:30:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggso.m.g

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: All I can say is right now WOW!!! Fast ship. Ordered this drive Sunday 25, and got it Tues 27, at 11:30 am. Hats off to NEWEGG. Very good. Havent put drive in yet. We let ya all know when I do and how well it works. Newegg Team impressed me again on there service. Wasn't even expecting it until thurs. Had 4 to 7 day delivery. Thanks again NEWEGG.

Cons: NONE

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  • Reginald G.
  • 1/24/2015 10:14:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple yet useful

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It's a hard drive what can i say? It does what it should. Been chugging along for over a year now no problem. It's a great drive at a decent price.

Cons: It's not the world's most amazing hard drive but you really shouldn't go in expecting that.

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  • Brock B.
  • 1/2/2015 8:47:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAnother notch in this belt of failure

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Worked great for one single day.

Cons: Worked great for one single day.

Other Thoughts: Day one, OS installation and bootup go without a hitch, moderate to heavy gaming ensues. Day two, unhealthy clicking noise followed by crash. Day three, BSOD.

The choice is yours, make the call.

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  • Ethan G.
  • 12/30/2014 2:22:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital WD Black

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I bought 4 of these and set them up into a raid 5. I haven't had any issues.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: I upgraded to an SSD for the main drive. I wish I had gone that route first. These aren't bad, in fact they've been superb. But the SSD is noticeably faster even than the raid 5.

If all you need is something that gets the job done for low cost, then look no further. But if you can afford it I'd go for the SSD.

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  • Paul B.
  • 12/23/2014 1:47:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLOUD 3/5 Eggs

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good drive from WD, worked fine but was just too loud for my liking.

Cons: Very loud, maybe i just got a bad one? If you can afford an ssd, go that route. If noise isn't an issue for you, pick this up.

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  • Luis V.
  • 11/25/2014 4:29:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD Black drive

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Great drive, Durable and reliable. i have other black drives (760Gb) and thaty have been working for eyars with no problem.

Cons: For the size and cost I have seen other black drives offers for better $/gb.

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  • John B.
  • 11/8/2014 8:52:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdo not buy

This review is from: Western Digital Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: none

Cons: I bought this to replace a drive that was on its last legs. the first one I got was not recognized by my bios. I returned it and it was replaced with one there was also faulty it was just spinning and clicking. I ended up getting a drive from a different store and now I am up and running

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