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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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  • Anthony B.
  • 6/18/2015 6:14:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsCrashed

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 worked when installed, at first.

Cons: Died within 30 days, Does not even register in my bios all of a sudden. I tested to make sure it was not the motherboard or a bad connection be reseating the connectors, and switching to an old hard drive which worked right away. I was also very sad to find the old hard drive actually had a higher data transfer rate.

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  • Phillip J.
  • 6/7/2015 10:44:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs9 months later, still crankin' away

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: After a previous WD drive had crashed, I wrote off WD. But this model was highly rated, so I gave it a try. 9 months after daily use as my primary photo-processing drive, I am happy to report it is still responsive and reliable.

Cons: none

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  • Gerel E.
  • 4/1/2015 1:21:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Hard Drive; Good Value

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: Extremely fast delivery; ordered on Tuesday; received it on Thursday. Installed with no problems; loaded Windows 8 quickly with no issues. Has been working fine with no issues and heavy gaming and streaming. So far, so good.

Cons: None, so far.

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  • jerry h.
  • 3/23/2015 4:07:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood 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: works real well for the cost.

Cons: none

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  • karolina d.
  • 3/21/2015 6:45:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood bang for the buck

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, quiet, cheap

Cons: none

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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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