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

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  • 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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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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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
5/ 5
Lasts forever

Pros: Reliability

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've had quite a few of these in clients machines and they have been rock solid. I have one that has been in use for a total of 3248 days (8.89 years of continuous use) and it is still 100% healthy.

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1/ 5
What you see is not what you get

Pros: Cheap price

Cons: Refurbished item sold as brand new. After a week of returning the item, I still have no status.

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Our apologies learning the drive received may not have been what you expected; and thanks for the time providing this feedback. If you feel the drive received may not be what you ordered, it may be a good idea to contact Newegg to make this right.

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Verified Owner
4/ 5
Still going

Pros: - I bought this drive in 2008 and it is still working today (3/2018) 10 years later.
- It serves as a backup drives these days so I'm still getting value out of it.
- Connected via a USB 3.0 enclosure I get sustained write speeds of about 63 MB/second which is adequate for my purposes.

Cons: - It would be nice if it were faster.

Other Thoughts: I've had drives from every manufacturer fail and I've had drives from every manufacturer last forever so I cannot say that one brand is more reliable than another. I bought two of these drives at the time and both are still working. They aren't used continuously and in fact are used quite sparingly.

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5/ 5
Awesome customer service

Pros: I ordered and received two defective hard drives and requested replacements. No problem!! The replacement drives arrived within two days. Unfortunately the second drives I ordered (they were a different brand than the first) did not fit in my system. They again sent replacement hard drives which I received within two days and charged me no shipping. They went above and beyond what I expected. Prompt responses to both my phone calls and emails. I definitely recommend this company.

Cons: I have nothing negative to say about this seller.

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5/ 5
My first WD decade old still Running without bad sectors!!

Pros: drive is now on the original Pentium 4 system that first begin its life on 2007..

i use it to convert VHS video8 hi8 and digital8 tapes onto digital

amazingly still works great


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My first WD 7 Years Running!!

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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Verified Owner
5/ 5
Purchased in 2008, still running no problems 2017

Pros: LONGEVITY. This 500gb hard drive has served me for almost 10 years. An entire decade as my main hard drive, brought me through all of college, and well into my professional career. About to retire him out of caution only, this hard drive is still working perfectly.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Died in less than a year and Warranty is a Sham

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Died in less than a year. "Supposedly" has a 2 year warranty for repair or replacement. Currently fighting with Western Digital to honor that warranty. DO NOT PURCHASE!

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Verified Owner
5/ 5
long lasting

Pros: I've had this hd for 8 years and its never given me any problems. Best little work horse I've ever owned.

Cons: none

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