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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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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000BPKX

Model

Brand
WD
Series
BLACK SERIES
Model
WD5000BPKX
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
Cache
16MB
RPM
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Height (maximum)
9.5 mm

Features

Features
Maximum performance

No compromises

Industry-leading warranty

Dual processor

Dynamic cache

Available SATA 6 Gb/s interface

Rock-solid mechanical architecture

NoTouch ramp load technology

Tested for compatibility

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • charles d.
  • 4/17/2014 9:42:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBad on arrival

Pros: Good name

Cons: RMA ed, Read error rate of 6000+ after 1 day.

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  • Jonathan J.
  • 4/8/2014 8:28:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: Big for the money, quick enough in a notebook

Cons: Uh... I dunno.

Other Thoughts: Plenty of space for a notebook! I've used the black series drives on several desktkop builds and I haven't had an ounce of problems. So far, this laptop drive lives up to the reputation!

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  • Cedar M.
  • 4/5/2014 12:16:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat replacement drive

Pros: I've bought this same drive for others before and this one doesn't disappoint. Much quicker than the OEM 320gb 5400rpm 8mb cache drive. Works very well.

Cons: Of course while this one was being shipped the 750gb version went on sale for the same price. No fault of the 500gb of course! No cons.

Other Thoughts: I usually get these for clients who's OEM laptop drive is either failing or failed as this will usually be faster than the stock drive, and they enjoy the peace of mind that a 5 year warranty offers.

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  • geovanny R.
  • 4/4/2014 8:27:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdead drive

Pros: none dead drive

Cons: did not use it right away, it was about a month a half later when I finally used it and it was dead, because you only get 30 days I cant get a replacement, very disappointed....

Other Thoughts: not too happy I paid for a dead drive.....

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Geovanny, it is unfortunate to find out your drive failed so soon after being purchased. Our drives are rigorously tested to ensure they are in good working condition before they leave our warehouses. We understand your situation and will gladly replace your in-warranty drive, as we stand by our products and their associated warranties.
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

For additional assistance, please contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • Maxime T.
  • 4/2/2014 8:48:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Transfer Speed

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: Used to swap my 40gb ps3 HDD. Super improvement! I had performance issues with loading speeds and limited space. Now with about 460 gb of free space and fast transfer, It's really worth the price.

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  • Taylor B.
  • 4/1/2014 10:30:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: As described, great performance for the price. Shipped in well-protected packaging.

Cons: None.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 3/26/2014 3:07:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Amazingly quiet in my new laptop, reasonably snappy performance, though not what I'd call a "night and day" difference over the stock 500GB 5400RPM 8MB cache drive.. merely "noticeable", especially at boot times and when resuming from sleep/hibernation.

This drive has not affected my battery life in any way, so it must be pretty power efficient.

5 year warranty is always a huge deal especially for a laptop drive since laptops can't help but be moved around/bumped/jarred slightly while the drive is spinning. I've replaced so many dead laptop drives for my friends and family... then again most of them don't understand that their laptops have a delicate mechanical device inside that's spinning at 5400+ RPM, and tossing the thing inside your travel bag while it's still trying to hibernate isn't doing it any good

Cons: 16MB cache seems kind of low for a "performance" drive, no reason this couldn't have had 32MB or even 64MB

Other Thoughts: Wish it came in higher capacity versions, as of this writing 750GB is the largest 2.5 inch WD Black drive

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  • Michael H.
  • 3/16/2014 9:05:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great, Fast

Pros: Works Great, Fast

Cons: None

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  • Ronnie C.
  • 3/16/2014 8:16:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast drive!

Pros: Really fast drive and 5 year limited warranty. 463 gigabytes after format. Expect no more for NTFS.

Cons: Had to install drive through windows 8.1 to recognize drive. No fault of Newegg.

Other Thoughts: Replaced the same capacity 7200 rpm Toshiba drive because of unreliability reports. Will use Toshiba drive in a external case.

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  • Justin G.
  • 3/11/2014 6:13:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEgg-cellent Drive!

Pros: This drive is quiet, the head sounds smooth, the speed and response time is magnificent for a laptop hard drive. I purchased this as a replacement drive and was not expecting to get a drive as fast as this with the response and transfer speeds. I would highly recommend this

Cons: None at this time

Other Thoughts: The packaging was also very well sealed as well.

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