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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
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  • MR A.
  • 8/14/2015 10:35:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Fast for a Hard Disk 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: Lightning fast. Installs Windows updates quickly. Installed Windows 7 very quickly. Seems like it will last a long time. Seems like it is very reliable. I upgraded the hard drive on a 3 year old desktop PC. The old hard drive was a WD Blue.

Cons: Little pricey for a mechanical hard disk drive. I got the 500 GB WD Black HDD. With the same money you can buy a 250 GB solid state drive.

Other Thoughts: If you are deciding between getting WD Blue and WD Black then definitely get the WD Black. The WD Black is a lot faster than WD Blue.

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  • Richard S.
  • 8/6/2015 2:29:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent 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: In the last days of the HDD.. the bar really moves quite a bit in terms of what is the bare minimum in terms of quality doesn't it ? The way I see it, these drives serve the most obvious reasons, back up a nd storage devices, with that being said, it only seems logical to use the one that has the lowest break down rate in teh industry, made by the best consumer manufactuer, this is the flagship, along with the Veliciraptor. Either one of these should be the go to choice in Back up drives I have a Velaciraptor WD HD still running in one of my comps today running daily almost never being turned off for years, was purchased in 2007. still running today, a little noisy now but giuving me know error or trouble thats 9 years of se rvice. I bought a raptor around 2009, it still runs in the same computer today, thats almost 7 years.. My other 2009 HD purchase was a Cheetah I think it was called.. It was a screamer back in the day, but it lasted only 3 years.... Based on my experiences, I will only purchase and use WD HDD Black level or Raptor's

Cons: THey dont hand them out with your copy of windows

Other Thoughts: Is Skylake ever gonna be released?

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/7/2015 6:59:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 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: All I can is fast for a platter drive. And to Newegg thanks for the Indiana warehouse makes shipping for me fast as well!!

Cons: None

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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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  • Studio T.
  • 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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