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Western Digital WD 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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  • Andrew J.
  • 10/24/2014 12:27:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCould not have asked for more.

Pros: Performs exactly like you think it would. Not top of the line these days, but works just fine for general/gaming use.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive in July of 2008. It's been used almost every single day since then and it is still running today with no problems. The only problem I had was needing to replace the SATA cable, which was cheap and very easy. I'm amazed at how long this drive has lasted and continued to perform through 6+ years of use.

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  • Eric K.
  • 10/8/2014 7:28:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoving it

Pros: Bought three of them in 2011, not a single problem to date.

Cons: None

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  • Bernard J.
  • 9/13/2014 11:40:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HD

Pros: Great HD. No problems after about 5 years of ownership.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/5/2014 11:50:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMy first WD 7 Years Running!!

Pros: I have this puppy older 3 platter design running at almost 7 years without a single problem...
Didnt developed a single bad sector... it survived a year working in a DVR box and didnt complain temperatures in that box was above 50ºc and i didn't noticed until several months after 59ºC degrees celsius was the maximum recorded in smart (dangerously hot)

Cons: none ( never expected this )

Other Thoughts: Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 SE16 since september 2007
Firmware: 12.01C01

Power On time: 637 days 21 hours
Total start/stop count : 5447

Outlasted two systems, is on is third, survived two small drops
My version is a wd5000aaks

while running (when i dropped the hard drive i heard the drive stop spinning very quickly emergency stop i think and started with not issues two seconds later

gotta love WD ... was the least expensive 500GB at that time after samsung :)

was upgrading my p4 system with a crashed 120GB hitachi

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  • Robert L.
  • 7/18/2014 12:24:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Running Good

Pros: I have had this drive since 2010 and it has never failed me once and just scanned it not to long ago and has zero bad sectors. But this drive is going to be for used for storage after next week because of an upgrade. I have high confidence this hard drive will last another 4+ plus years

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My last Western digital hard drive lasted 12 years before it died and that was fantastic for an older IDE drive. My next purchase will be a western digital hard drive

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  • Steven S.
  • 7/15/2014 11:50:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill running strong after 5 years

Pros: Runs quiet and after 5 years it is still reliable. I now use it just for recording video's and have another WD that is a 1TB as the main drive and 2 250 gig Samsung Evo SSD's in raid

Cons: Was expensive 5 years ago but considering it is still going strong I would say it was worth it.

Other Thoughts: I will stick with Western Digital

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  • tyler s.
  • 7/9/2014 8:50:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

Pros: Pretty quite have had it sense 2009 no hiccups

Cons: non

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  • Robert L.
  • 6/25/2014 8:36:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost 6 years solid!

Pros: It's been cheap, fast and quiet for about 6 years!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was looking back at past Newegg purchases, and saw this back in 2008 without a review. This sucker is still running in my desktop rig. It has been a workhorse. I do a wipe and clean install every year or so, and it has held up great. Gotta love WD!

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  • Alperen E.
  • 6/9/2014 11:01:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 3 years

Pros: I can't think of much

Cons: It was loud
And lasted < 3 years.

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  • Timothy A.
  • 4/18/2014 9:20:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Not a single hiccup since i got them 3.5 years ago. have moved them to multiple machines and now are in a media server. I build about 30-50 computers a year for clients and mostly use G.SKILL. had problems one time and the manufacturer replaced the bad stick at no cost to me over a year past purchase.

Cons: none

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