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WD BLACK SERIES WD5000BPKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • Maximum performance for power computing
  • Dual processor,Dynamic Cache
  • Rock-solid Mechanical Architecture
  • Height: 9.5mm
  • 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Tim Z.
  • 9/8/2014 11:19:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -High reliability
-one of the fastest, if not the fastest 7200 rpm SATA drive
-good price considering the performance and reliability

Cons: -none (see other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: I've purchased probably a dozen of these drives over the past couple of years and have not had one fail in the field yet. Perfect for office/production workstations.

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  • Jeff C.
  • 9/8/2014 5:10:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFailed right outside of the warranty

Pros: Worked fine until it failed

Cons: Within one month of the warranty expiring, the hard drive fails. It's clearly not built to last.

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  • Nicholas P.
  • 9/8/2014 4:25:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap, Reliable

Pros: Cheap and reliable drive from a reliable brand.

Cons: None, it is what it is..

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  • Jason R.
  • 9/3/2014 12:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReceived Bad Drive

Pros: None yet

Cons: Received the drive and it was reading roughly 60GB drive and not 500GB. Not sure if bad shipment or bad stock of the drives. Noticed that others had similar issues. Must have been a bad lot from WD. Requested RMA replacement.

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  • Jeff R.
  • 8/28/2014 8:52:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD Black 500 GB 2.5" Drives

Pros: The Usual WD Speed, Quality, & 5 year warranties. Great price on Sale, picked up 2 for my Dell E-6420.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The usual NE Next day delivery !

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  • Greg V.
  • 8/25/2014 12:54:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFavorite type of HDD

Pros: Purchased this as a replacement HDD in my laptop. WD black drives are the best! Overall performance increase compared the older 5400RPM drive that was failing. Made a one to one clone of the drive using a utility and was back up and running in a matter of minutes.

One of the best things about this drive is the 5 year limited warranty on it. If it fails in that timeframe WD will replace it. I have replaced drives through them before and it is a painless process. Just make sure you register it first.

This was on sale when I purchased it so it was a great price point.

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: Nothing

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  • Martin Z.
  • 8/17/2014 8:21:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsD.O.A.

Pros: None

Cons: This drive was received defective also. It never worked. It was the second of these drives in a row that was bad. This one was a replacement for the first bad one. Perhaps newegg received a bad batch? Returned for a refund.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Martin, we regret hearing that you received a drive that was not working for you. Please note that there are many factors that can affect the drive integrity before reaching their destination. Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that all of our drives are in good working condition before they are shipped to our resellers. Please consider contacting our support department should this type of situation occur, as we stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period. You may contact us and reference your Newegg review at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Martin Z.
  • 8/17/2014 8:19:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsD.O.A

Pros: None.

Cons: The drive was bad when I received it. Never worked. I returned to newegg for a replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Martin, we regret hearing that you received a drive that was not working for you. Please note that there are many factors that can affect the drive integrity before reaching their destination. Western Digital takes great care in ensuring that all of our drives are in good working condition before they are shipped to our resellers. Please consider contacting our support department should this type of situation occur, as we stand behind our warranty for the duration of the products provided warranty period. You may contact us and reference your Newegg review at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Theodore L.
  • 7/30/2014 7:01:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice fast laptop drive.

Pros: -500gb of storage
-Average transfer rate of 88.7MB/sec
-Maximum transfer rate of 112.5MB/sec
-Access Time: 16.9ms
-Burst Rate of 82.3 MB/sec

Cons: -Higher heat and power draw

Other Thoughts: This drive is a huge boost over the stock WD Blue 320gb that came in my laptop, which capped out around 35MB/sec.

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  • Matt L.
  • 7/22/2014 5:50:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than the original

Pros: Will call from Newegg was fast. Next day pick up. Hard drive installed without a hitch. Gateway laptop with WD 500g Blue that started to develop bad clusters after 4 years of every day use.
New HD packaged well with original sealed anti-static bag.

Cons: None at this time.

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