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

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    Top Favorable Review

    Pretty good but fair QC

    I have bought several of the AAKX drives in various sizes. All are a speed improvement over previous AAKS drives. HDTune4.6 Pro reports of MAX MB/s 125-ish and MIN MB/s 65-ish. Access times sub 13ms. This is the standard Benchmark reports. ... Read more
    — Debbie C. 2/13/2012

    Top Critical Review

    Bad experience with this one

    It arrived DOA. Read more
    — Matthew G. 11/3/2013

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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 1000 Reviews

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    • CASEY M.

    5 out of 5 eggs Review

    Pros: 1000th review :D it's a great product i have had mine in my computer for a year nothing bad yet.

    Cons: There aren't any yet

    Bottom Line: none

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs referb hit or miss

    Pros: Cheap and quick delivery. Easy to install.

    Cons: Used. One of two crashed after only two years, took the system down with it.

    Bottom Line: WD is usually a good brand.

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    • Max S.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Failed after a year and a half, awful support

    Pros: I like the color blue.

    Cons: Drive failed after a year and a half! Western Digital dragged their feet with the RMA. By the time I got the replacement I had to go on deployment for a year. Now that I'm back I opened the box with a new HDD from western digital in the electrostatic packaging and everything, only to find out they sent me a refurbished generic drive that wasn't even the same blue model as the one I bought. I didn't care until I plugged it in and it started making all sorts of sounds, and wasn't detected by disk management. They won't replace the garbage they sent me because it doesn't get a fresh warranty and goes off the date of the first drive, beautiful.

    Bottom Line: Any drive can fail, but go with a company that will actually help you if it does. I've had great support from Hitachi and Samsung.

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    • Jon B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Hundreds in Service

    Pros: I buy these for computer repairs and upgrades where I work where there are hundreds of these drives in service. I buy them for my personal use as well. I have had excellent success with these drives and will continue to buy more in the future. Thanks to WD for building reliable, fast drives I can depend on at work and at home.

    Cons: No cons.

    Bottom Line: I would recommend the WD Blue series (and WD's other 'colors') to friends and family.

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs DOA

    Pros: Fast shipping.

    Cons: Dead on arrival. Unable to be detected after switching out several SATA cables. All it did was whine and click, but couldn't be detected.

    Bottom Line: First time being disappointed with these people.

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    • Jerry K.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Fine

    Pros: Set up and worked fine

    Cons: none

    Bottom Line: yes

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    • Marsha s.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Still working.

    Pros: The drive is still working since 1/18/2012.

    Cons: N/A

    Bottom Line: I used this H.D.D from a bundle deal on Newegg for a budget build for a lady who just wanted to do Word processing, Emails, and surfing the web. It is still spinning 4 years later.

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    • Anonymous

    1 out of 5 eggs Defected

    Pros: Was good when it worked.

    Cons: The hard drive defected after only less than 2 months. I can't even get to the login screen with my system forcefully trying to repair it or blue screening. Thanks for wasting my money.

    Bottom Line: It worked very well when I could actually use it, but it randomly acted funky one day with slow load times, random crashes, and freezes. Then it just stopped working the next day.

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    • Grant N.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs DOA

    Pros: :C

    Cons: Dead on arrival.
    Didn't woooork.

    Bottom Line: Didn't get around to actually installing it until a month after I got it, been running on my SSD since then. Tried to fix but by the time me and my buddy realized it was defective the return policy was done. Great, now I'm stuck with a $46 paper weight.

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    • Michael P.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great price for storage space

    Pros: -easy to install and use
    -great price for my needs
    -WD seems to have a good reputation (as well as I have had good experiences with their products)

    Cons: NONE

    Bottom Line: -I use this hard drive in my new build using Ubuntu as an operating system

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