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

Item #: 9B-22-136-769  |  Mfr. Part #: WD5000AAKX  |  UNSPSC: 43201803
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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
    — Donald M. 2/13/2012
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    Top Critical Review

    Bad experience with this one

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


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    • 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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    • Hailey M.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great Product; Great Price

    Pros: Great product for the price. Perfect for my first gaming build. Works great after 3+ years of use.

    Cons: No issues.

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    • Hailey M.
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    5 out of 5 eggs Great price; great product

    Pros: Great product after 3+ years of use.

    Cons: No issues

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    • George M.

    1 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: So far there aren't any.

    Cons: I bought this drive 12/31/14 I just installed it in my computer as a back drive. I have 3 other drives a Seagate 1T, and 2 Western Digital drives 650 gig Sata and a 150 gig IDE.

    The drive checks out as good but neither my Mother Board Windows will recognize this drive. I have tried everything Western Digital suggested but nothing works. The Mother Board is an MSI 880g-E45 I you are looking for a drive avoid this one.

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    • LAWFORD S.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs not so much

    Pros: reasonable price

    Cons: short life. Hard drive has a light load and is accessed rather infrequent. It's not even six months since installed and its about to fail. At least its giving me warning.
    Not the quietest, but they don't advertise it to be, but it gets loud when spins up from idle and getting louder as its about to die.

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    • Josef A.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Failed after two years

    Pros: It was reliable and cost effective

    Cons: Hard drive received several reallocated sectors and became really sluggish after two years. Purchased in 11/2013. Going to buy another hard drive for the machine.

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    • Randall S.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great everyday use Hard drive

    Pros: Quiet
    Performance for price
    Reliability

    Cons: none

    Bottom Line: If you have a build that you do not need the speed of the WD Black drives go for this Blue drive, Performance is better than the Green drive and they are very reliable drives, and quiet. I have used these in many pc builds and so far for the past 5 years have not had a single one fail!

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great drive

    Pros: Drive kicks up quickly
    quiet
    Not wicked fast, but not painfully slow.

    Cons: It's not coloured purple?

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    • Joshua B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs So Far So Good

    Pros: WD has never let my wife or I down. This was used for my wifes OS/Programs so that she can use her 1TB WD for games. No hick-ups in the last month.

    There are 4 WD HDD's in our machines and not one has died within the last 4 years.

    Cons: None.

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    • Carey V.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs I bought 4 and in 6 weeks 1 needs replacing

    Pros: The WD name and it's anticipated reliability

    Cons: 1 of the 4 I bought for my 2 PC's with RAID1 didn't last very long

    Bottom Line: Quite disappointed.

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    • Charles B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs No complaints.

    Pros: Great value and works as advertised. No negative issues encountered yet.

    Cons: None.

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