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Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited

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  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The next-generation SATA interface supports up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections to allow the WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg WD WhisperDrive and SoftSeek Technology WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to virtually below the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms resulting in more efficient operation.
  • newegg WD Data Lifeguard Technology Exclusive Data Lifeguard data protection features include shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds isolates and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • newegg WD ShockGuard Technology ShockGuard technology instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations during operation. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Benjamin T.
  • 5/1/2016 4:39:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong 7 years later

Pros: Rock solid performance and longevity. Seriously unless you are using these in a hardcore RAID setup, these things will last you until the end of time.

Cons: It's not 1TB+, but hey, it was 2009 - who would have thought I'd need 1TB storage at some stage in my life, right?

Other Thoughts: I honestly just stopped by to commend on this drive because I'm currently in the process of upgrading. When I was a younger tech, I watched my friend go through a series of Seagate drives over the course of a few months. My WD drives have always stood the test of time. I have and will likely always swear by Western Digital. My box was hit by lightning once and although the data was garbled, I was able to wipe and revive the drive without issue. These things are tanks. You cannot go wrong picking one of these up.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/8/2016 5:40:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsFailed just after 3 years

Pros: Fast
Stable
Good OS Drive

Cons: Bad vibrations since it was bought in January of 2013. Drive started reading bad sectors on 3-7-16. On 3-8-16, the drive no longer turns on.

Other Thoughts: Good thing all important data was backed up. I still recommend WD drives. Failures happen, but WD isn't exempt from my business just because of a failure. Replacing with a WD Blue 1 TB HDD.

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  • Harold H.
  • 10/18/2015 5:24:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought for mom, hope it lasts a while

Pros: Fair price, decent performance.

I have had good luck w/ WD in the past, and hope it's repeated here.

Cons: None yet. Fingers crossed.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 7/9/2015 11:06:28 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Never failed, purchased in 2010

Cons: None

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  • Worth K.
  • 3/25/2015 11:42:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs7years, still running

Pros: Purchased in 2008, still running, quick for its time

Cons: nadda

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  • Robert S.
  • 3/20/2015 2:44:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBasic hard drive

Pros: 7200 RPM
16MB cache
Price

Cons: Drive was wiped.

Other Thoughts: On first boot, drive came up with screen indicating it was wiped. Previous computer was a Dell. It was suppose to be a new hard drive. Installed Win 7 with no issues though.

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  • Robert T.
  • 3/1/2015 5:10:08 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA1+++

Pros: LASTED NINE (9) YEARS. Would bye again.

Cons: NONE....It passed away Today.

Other Thoughts: Used as a spare Drive for gaming programs, used everyday for many hours of game play....WOULD BYE AGAIN.

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  • Gregg W.
  • 2/27/2015 9:33:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill kickin

Pros: Purchased in 2009 still alive and well today. Fast enough and obviously reliable

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: Six years old, used daily, nary a discouraging blip.

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  • John G.
  • 2/20/2015 7:00:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD5000AAKS

Pros: Nice and quiet. In the wife's computer, so really haven't had a chance to evaluate.

Cons: I don't have any as of yet!

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  • Matthew H.
  • 2/18/2015 9:13:14 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

Pros: Low price, Hi reliability. Bought 3 in Mar 2007, first one fail this month Feb 2015. Used in a server that runs during the day and is off at night. That's about 32,000 run time hours.

Cons: It's a blue not a black.

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