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Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

Item #: 9B-22-136-769  |  Mfr. Part #: WD5000AAKX  |  UNSPSC: 43201803
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    What the heck WD?!

    1 out of 5 eggs
    WDC honors warranties at least.
    — 9/14/2011

    Hard Drives or paper wieghts?

    1 out of 5 eggs
    Purchased 5 of these drives since Febuary. Two of them are working... so far anyway.... Neweggs RMA is great..
    — KiethR R. 4/1/2011


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    Warranty

    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


    • newegg High Performance Combining high speed cache and large capacity, the WD Caviar Blue internal hard drives provides solid performance to meet the most demanding environments and applications.
    • newegg SATA 6Gb/s Interface The industry leading SATA Revision 3.0 compliant SATA ports provides up to 6Gb/s data transfer rates for optimal performance and efficiency.

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    • Darin C.

    4 out of 5 eggs work horse since 2009

    Pros: Came in a HP DT bought new in 2009 has always worked fantastic and still is.

    Cons: 16 mb cache is a little antiquated

    Bottom Line: I cant afford SSD so I think I'll just keep it

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    • Floyd M.

    1 out of 5 eggs Two failed drives in a row

    Pros: When they work they do what they are supposed to and are inexpensive....

    Cons: First drive failed within warranty, after about 2 years, was rma'd smoothly with advance exchange. Second drive failed after 3 months, 261 hours. This was a recertified drive....

    Unfortunately I have had 4 drive failures, or 100% of WD drives, I purchased in the last 4 year fails! Two were WD Blacks, and this documents the other two....This is terrible reliability! The only good thing is the two WD Black replacements still function.....

    Bottom Line: SMART showed it was fine, but windows could not access, and WD diagnostics immediately failed drive. HDtune scan showed most sectors are bad..This replacement the web interface will not allow advance exchange and was a "Recertified" unit.
    So now, send it back, wait till they send out another recertified in a couple weeks...

    I have had better reliability with S*gate, great luck with Hit*hi (of old), perfect record with Sam*g....but WD is going on my bad list...data is too important.

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    • David M.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: I got the harddrive about 8 months ago still works the same as day i go it

    Cons: no down side so far

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    • Zeno C.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great HDD For the Time

    Pros: I don't have this HDD anymore but it's still working. 16Mb. cache at the time wasn't bad but wouldn't recommend it now.

    Cons: None.

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    • Yevgeniy L.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Still Fully Functional!

    Pros: +It still works since I purchased it @ 1/20/2012. It is now 8/22/2014 and the HDD is still working full force.

    Cons: None.

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    • Peter B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: It's a HDD, Good Price

    Cons: None at this point other then it was not free

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    • Louis R.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Runs great

    Pros: Fast and quiet, my machine is running much better now, compared to the PATA drive I replaced.

    Cons: None.

    Bottom Line: Shipped quickly and I had it installed right away.

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    • Stanley M.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Good

    Pros: Came in quick. Hoping that it wouldn't come DOA, and to my luck it works perfectly. Simple setup and simple install. I have had no problem with this item whatsoever.

    Cons: None that I can see so far.

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    • Daniel S.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great Drive

    Pros: Works great. Good speed. Nothing bad to report here.

    Cons: None so far !

    Bottom Line: Would've been nice if it came in a WD box instead of just a silver static bag, but I won't deduct points for that.

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    • Kyle C.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Its good!

    Pros: This is a small drive however I was going cheap on my first drive and getting a 3-4 TB soon! But I have no complaints at all. It was an OEM so no wires or anything but my mother board had plenty!

    Cons: None

    Bottom Line: Just like a HDD should do, work!

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