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WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

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  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • For Daily Computing

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Learn more about the Western Digital WD5000AAKX

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
The 1tb version died in 6 months

Pros: Holds windows OS

Cons: Has not died yet

Other Thoughts: The price was the only reason I bought it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Walter W.,

We're sorry to hear about your WD Blue internal hard drive causing such troubles and thank you for bringing this concern to our attention. We understand that your experience with the previous drive was not as you expected. There can multiple factors due to which the driver did not work. It includes bad SATA port or SATA cable may have gone bad. It is recommended to connect the drive into a different SATA port or using a different SATA cable can be helpful to isolate the issue.

It is recommended you to try testing the drive using WD's Data Lifeguard, by connecting the drive as a secondary drive; it will help us determine the health status of the drive. You can refer the below-mentioned link and follow the troubleshooting steps on the drive using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows.

"Testing a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows":
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6226

We would like the chance to work with you directly to help address your concerns and help provide a good overall user experience. You can contact us by phone or email from the link given below with reference to the NewEgg. We'd be happy to help.

Need Help? Please contact us at:
Phone: https://support.wdc.com/contact_phone.aspx?h=4
Email: https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/ind/?lang=en
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Ok

Pros: Drive arrived in 2 days after invoice. Installed it into the machine next to the 12 year old WD which was working ok. Cloned the old drive to the new larger one, resized the last partition, extended the file system.
dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb xx=1M
(parted) resizepart 2 100%
resize2fs /dev/sdb2 100%

Unplugged the old drive and booted with the new one. So far it works fine. Best packaging for a hard drive that I have seen. Making this post with it. 500GB SATA 6Gb/s $2

Edit: NE wont let me enter the correct dd syntax., offensive letters. xx = Bee Ess

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I've always liked western digital drives. They last for years.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect hard drive as described

Pros: exact swap for an existing drive
quiet
plug and play

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive to replace an existing one in my Video Camera DVR. It was a simple plug and play swap. Zero issues and a quick 2 minute task. The drive is quiet, runs without issue and was packaged well in delivery. If you need a full size drive for a swap - this is a cheap and easy solution. It's been running (constantly) in the DVR as it's a 24/7 image capture. No issues so far after a few weeks of running.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great product! Easy to setup and use

Pros: It serves it purpose.

Cons: n/a

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Not Bad

Pros: - Cheap
- Easy to set up
- 7200 RPM males it fast among mechanical storage

Cons: - Low capacity makes it invalid for gamers and professionals with large files
- Mechanical storage, will likely never be as fast as any SSD

Other Thoughts: This is a drive I would only recommend to someone if they need a computer immediately. In almost every other situation, I would say to either increase your storage with a higher capacity drive or increase your speed by using an SSD. In the end, this is the lowest tier one can buy and therefore gets an undeniably attractive price. And the fact that it's 7200RPM instead of 5400 makes it a bit more appealing as well.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for showing your interest in the WD Blue Internal Hard Drive; your feedback is always appreciated. We are happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have in future.

You can contact us by phone or email from the link provided for you below to address any questions or concerns to ensure a good overall user experience.

Need Help? Please contact us at:
Phone: https://support.wdc.com/contact_phone.aspx?h=4
Email: https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/ind/?lang=en
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Always a great choice

Pros: Cost
Reliability

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Never had an issue with WD drives. I've used dozens of them in personal builds as well as family/friend builds and upgrades. This is an easy go to for mass storage.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Works very well, I use it as a backup for my SSD drive. Next one will be 32 or 64 MB Cache.

Cons: 1st. one DOA, very quick replacement that worked perfect. Thanks!!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
still working ever since 2012

Pros: still works day after day.
good load times for gaming. (nothing like ssd but not horribly slow)

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Used this as my main drive till 2016 and i now use it as storage would buy again.

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