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WD Re WD5003ABYZ 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Durable capacity storage for high-availability deployments
  • Heavy application workloads
  • 24 x 7 x 365 reliability
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/13/2014 1:41:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsDressed in Black

This review is from: WD Re WD5003ABYZ 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I only owned these a few weeks. but I have several of them in a raid. Drives are great. Note if you get a real adaptec raid card, 4 of these will give you Read/Write with the performance of a single ssd. Raid 6.

Cons: No not today

Other Thoughts: only reason for platers drives now are for single server environments. SSD will not do much with the speed of LANS in the way.

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  • Neal B.
  • 8/25/2014 10:24:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for critical long term use

This review is from: WD Re WD5003ABYZ 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Reliable disk for long term critcal apps.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have used these drives as the primary drive in LTSP servers for a number of schools in the Philippines and Tanzania. Some are up 24/7, others turned on and off regularly. No problems ever.
This is the only drive that I consider for the primary drive for my server builds even if it is more expensive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2014 10:37:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHopefully good..

This review is from: WD Re WD5003ABYZ 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Once you get a good one, they last for a really long time.

Cons: The first drive I received had bad sectors on it out of the box.

Other Thoughts: The newegg RMA process is pretty easy. The 7 day ground shipping return from FL to CA is absurd though, they should work out a cross ship program for premier customers. In the end it took 2 weeks before I received a good working drive.

I test drives at work and it's pretty rare that I see bad RE/RE3 drives, although possible it doesn't happen real often. I needed something for a home server that will be on 24/7 with size for applications as needed. I have no doubt this drive will last quite some time.

*Note on the shipping material. If you're buying a bunch of stuff and the HDD gets shipped in box (inside a bigger box) you're probably fine. However the little "hot dog" package that newegg puts the drives in simply doesn't cut it when the drive comes alone in a small box. 3" of rigid foam on all sides should be a minimum for shipping a single drive.

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  • Daniel D.
  • 2/20/2014 12:11:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsStill flawless

This review is from: WD Re WD5003ABYZ 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Datacenter Capacity Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Have owned several of these drives. They are almost bullet proof.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have great faith in WD After installing countless WD drives in hundreds of systems build from scratch. And replacing many failed drives by other manufactures I can honestly say I have never had a single drive failure until this week. I received 5 WD Red 4TB 2 were DOA. Now don't hold this against WD they are my first drives I have ever had issue with and a review was posted. I didn't take a single egg due to product history.

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