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

Item #: 9B-22-136-769  |  Mfr. Part #: WD5000AAKX  |  UNSPSC: 43201803
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  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • For Daily Computing

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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
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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


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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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    • Matthew A.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: Great drive. I don't keep a lot installed at one time so the 500gb is fine for me. I play a lot of games and have very few problems of any kind.

    Cons: none

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    • Anthony B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB

    Pros: Several Years ago I standardized on WD for all of my Hard Drive Requirements. I have always been very pleased with WD hard Drives

    Cons: One of the 3 Drives went bad 3 days after I received them. It had bad sectors. However, Newegg came to the rescue and the HD was very promptly replaced. My hat is off to Newegg. I am still very pleased with WD. Over several years, I have had only this ONE HD go bad. I will continue to purchase WD Hard Drives.

    Bottom Line: Several years ago I standardized on the BLUE series of WD Hard Drives for my builds and my personal use. I use 320GB up through 1TB drives for my 4 network computers and one server.

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    • HOWARD K.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs GOOD for at least 4 YRS

    Pros: Reliable for the most part.

    Cons: It lasted 4 years; and for the price that's impressive. Like many Hard drives with moving parts ; there comes a time in the life of an HDD that tomorrow will not be seen; It started by creating boot errors followed by an outage; It was truly good while it lasted

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