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Western Digital Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • newegg NoTouch Ramp Load Technology The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media, as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • newegg High Performance Electronics Architecture The electronics architecture of WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 3Gb/s drive employs dual processor - twice the processing power, and 32 MB colossal cache to maximize performance.
  • newegg IntelliSeek Technology WD’s IntelliSeek technology proactively calculates an optimum seek speed to eliminate hasty movement of the actuator, resulting in lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • newegg SATA 6 Gb/s Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA Revision 3.0) provides twice the bus bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II) along with enhancements including a new Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and improved power management capabilities. SATA 6 Gb/s uses the same connector as SATA 3 Gb/s and is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS X.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
update from 2011

Pros: so far so good.

Cons: update for 2016,
one software says my HD is all good, other software says its corrupted. and other people are posting that their drives (same model) are dieing about the same life span

Other Thoughts: Mother board: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3)
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER
Ram: 12GB (2 x 2GB)+ 2x4GB
Video card: MSI R9270x HAWK
Case: AZZA Hurrican 2000
mouse: for now Thermaltake Black
OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
monitor: ASUS LED BackLight 24" 1080p + 19"1440x900
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb
SSD: Patriot Pyro 60GB
Power: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850i

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Ownership: more than 1 year
3/ 5
Update on 2011 purchase

Pros: One of the two drives I purchased has lasted 4 years!

Cons: One did not, Rma process : Packing slip? Original receipt?
One drive failed after a month

Other Thoughts: 1. Name, address, and phone number of the retailer

2. Date you purchased the product

3. Description of product (model number and serial number)

4. Purchase price

5. Method of payment



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Who has all this information, after 4 years?
And yes I did register on Western Digital's website

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Only up to date hardware in my system...

Pros: Quick
Long life
Low Failure rates
Long warranty

Cons: All hard drives can ship a brick

Other Thoughts: Bought this in 2011 during the flooding in thailand (~80% of THE WORLD'S supply of HDs come from there) for almost $200. WD Black are the best IMO, backed by manufacturers warranty. This is the only piece of technology left in my computer besides my case that is still relevant. I understand some people might get bad hard drives but that is the case with any technology. I haven't had a single problem with any WD product. 4 years strong.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Reliable

Pros: Going on 4 years, no issues.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works as advertised

Pros: The drive was easily installed, and loading it with an operating system (Windows 7) and transitioning to daily usage was a breeze. After installing an SSD around a year later, it works equally well as a backup and media drive while the SSD runs all of the operating system files. No problems to report.

Cons: None to report in two years of ownership.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Very Disappointed

Pros: Worked great in the beginning. Decent speed.

Cons: Died three years later. I mean completely dead. Tried on three separate systems. None of them will even boot with the disk attached, even when it isn't the boot disk. Took to a data recovery company and they want $1600 to recover the data. They say it has both bad sectors and mechanical failure.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great drive!

Pros: Bought in 2011, only $49.99 then and for some odd reason it jumped drastically in price but I say it's still worth it. Very reliable and no problems after 3 years. It is very quiet and fast.

Cons: None

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
awesome WD reliability

Pros: bought this 2011 for $50, gone up in price since then? probably cause these drives are awesome and 5 year warranty, looking back wish i had gotten more for raid 0.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: definitely will but WD again for disc drives, need that ssd now though :)

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