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WD Blue WD5000LPVX 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing
  • Massive capacity,Slim design
  • Height:7.0mm
  • 2-year limited warranty
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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000LPVX

Model

Brand
WD
Series
WD Blue
Model
WD5000LPVX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
Cache
8MB
Average Latency
5.5ms
RPM
5400 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Height (maximum)
0.28"
Width (maximum)
2.75"
Length (maximum)
3.94"

Features

Features
WD Blue drives are designed and manufactured with the proven technology found in WD's original award-winning hard drives.

These drives are available in a broad range of capacities and form factors so you can be sure there's a drive that's the perfect fit for your system.

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.

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.

Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer the features and capacity ideal for your everyday computing needs.

In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive noise reducing technologies yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Benoit P.
  • 4/10/2014 7:40:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisliked and noisy

Pros: Western Digital reliability, ease to install, also a good warranty. Relatively quick acces time for this kind of HDD.

Cons: Slow overall performance even quick access time, my last Momentus thin was an older version and was quicker with an average of 20mb/sec more. Only 8mb of cache and it's obvious when working hard a bit. Seems to be one of the two platers and electronic board from older 1tb scorpio... Felt exactly like that.

We hear a clicking sound each 5 seconds which made me agressive when trying to work with the laptop.

It's also noisy as hell in a laptop and we feel it spin and vibrate a bit the laptop, something I never felt before with last hdd. I don't know what WD hard drives have these day but this one like another kind from WD i bought recently was also noisy, very noisy. I was so much happy that I put back the Seagate. This one will be in a case for backup hidden somehwere I will use it the less I could.

Other Thoughts: I will think seriously what would be the future brand next time I'll buy another hard disk drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ben, we appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. To test our drives health, we have our Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows (WinDLG) utility. 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

If we can be of any assistance with your concerns you may contact us at (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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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 4/9/2014 2:29:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead after 5 months

Pros: It ran my Winamp without stopping to respin the drive once. And for once the drive stayed cool.

Cons: It died 5 months after I installed it. And the temperature sensor didn't work.

Other Thoughts: Follow-up review.
On January 12th this year, I restarted my Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop with this drive in it, but when it got to the Windows 8 start menu screen, it completely froze. When I had to hard-reset my laptop, I got this cheerful error message on the boot screen:
Internal hard disk drive not found. To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.
No bootable devices--strike the F1 key to retry boot, F2 to enter Setup menu, F5 to enter PSA
This laptop hasn't been bumped too violently to knock anything loose or damage the drive in any way, and yet this occurs. Entering the Pre-Boot System Assessment procures the "no hard disk detected" message as well. So basically I've been told my hard disk had crashed. I couldn't return it because it's been past 30 days, but I couldn't file an RMA claim with WD, either.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello there,
Regardless of the reason for your drives defect, we stand by our product, and would like to replace your drive for you directly. For additional assistance, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs; and when you speak with our support team reference this Newegg review.

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  • Kevin W.
  • 3/7/2014 7:30:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for PS3 Upgrade

Pros: The drive is fully functional and works perfectly.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Newegg's packaging was great.

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  • James G.
  • 3/4/2014 6:31:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReplacement Works

Pros: This was a replacement for a dead drive on a previous order. This one works. I would suggest setting it up with Acronis from the WD site. Great service from Newegg with the RMA.

Cons: None so far.

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  • James G.
  • 2/18/2014 12:58:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWindows 8 can't find it.

Pros: Might be some if windows could find it.

Cons: Windows 8 can't detect the drive. It initially makes a grinding noise then powers down. Seems to be very warm

Other Thoughts: If it would detect it I might be able to figure out what is wrong. But it does nothing. RMA time and try another.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Lawman154, it is unfortunate that you are experiencing problems with your Hard Drive.
We do stand behind our warranty and replacement policy and would appreciate the opportunity to replace your drive for you. Please use the following link for our replacement procedure.
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 have any questions, please 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 to the correct team member.

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  • John P.
  • 2/17/2014 2:35:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD5000lpvx 500gig

Pros: It work like it's suppose to

Cons: none so far

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  • Ignacio I.
  • 12/11/2013 2:32:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll Good

Pros: Price, Ease of Install, Product Reliability

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to replace a failed drive in an HP Laptop. No complaints. No issues. Purchased due to price and reputation of Western Digital

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  • Kerry P.
  • 10/14/2013 12:30:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Replacement for existing

Pros: Quality Product
Good speed for older systems

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: This was replacing a drive that crashed

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  • warren k.
  • 10/13/2013 2:00:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: BAD OUT OF THE BOX.USED WESTERN DIGITAL QUICK TEST, DRIVE FAILED,ERROR CODE 08-TOO MANY BAD SECTORS DETECTED. NOW I HAVE TO RMA WITH NEWEGG.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear user, please note that all Western Digital products are tested and determined to meet WDs stringent quality standards before they are shipped to our resellers. There are many variables that could affect the drives integrity between leaving our warehouses prior to being installed in a computer. If you need to replace your device under warranty from us directly, please contact us via phone or email below and mention this Newegg review so we can assist you further
(800) 275-4932
http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Soren S.
  • 9/13/2013 3:18:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard Drive

Pros: This is a great hard drive.

Cons: None.

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