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Western Digital WD Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited
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This hard drive incorporates WD’s Data Lifeguard, an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, environmental protection, real-time embedded error detection and repair. Its mechanism ensures automatic discovery, isolation, and repair of problems which may develop in a hard drive.

  • newegg High Performance Electronics Architecture The Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS boasts dual processors and 32MB cache to deliver ultra fast read/write performance.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS features the SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg WD Data Lifeguard Technology Exclusive Data Lifeguard data protection features include shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • newegg WD ShockGuard Technology ShockGuard technology instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations during operation. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Tech Aficionado
  • 9/4/2014 5:40:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReliable drive, good speeds

Pros: I've been using this as my storage drive in my PC for about 8 months now, and have never had a problem. Has good read and write speeds, faster than my OS drive in fact, and it works well for backing up files. Also runs fairly cool, usually around 29-33°C. Price was also nice, as I got mine on sale.

Cons: Can't think of any at the moment to be honest, I've never had a single problem with mine yet.

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  • 8/13/2014 7:08:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

Pros: bought years ago, still going strong and fast with no issues.

Cons: Small size now

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  • 12/8/2013 10:35:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Hard Drive

Pros: Everything, I purchased this drive in 2008, I have used it for the past 5 years as my main drive, formatted it 3 times in that period and it has worked as good as possible. I also have a seagate 500 that started making noises and I still have that locked away in some desk, but this drive is perfect. I am going to get a 2tb WD Black within the next month and ill use this one as a backup. I will never buy Seagate, WD is the way to go period.

Cons: none

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  • cris
  • 9/20/2013 8:59:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive

Pros: i have the drive since februar 2010 and it work very good.i had no problems.i have formatted the drive more than 10 times and still now i have no problems.i recommend that drive.it's very, very good

Cons: nothing

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  • Joe
  • 5/7/2013 9:06:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price! Great company!

Pros: Had no issues with this and have had since Christmas 2009. Great hard drives and I wouldn't buy any other type. Except maybe the 10,000 rpm next time. But this one works great and no problems with performance.

Cons: None!

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  • 3/14/2013 2:20:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Rock solid, tested over and over. Spins silent.

Cons: none

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  • grinch
  • 2/4/2013 3:37:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive

Pros: I bough this drive in 2008 and have put it through everything for the past 4 years and it still is whisper quiet, and now has win7 64 on it.

Cons: has 32MB cache, pretty fast but the 64mb is better (server quality)

Other Thoughts: worth every penny western digital is a no hesitation choice over the seagate (bought one makes noises still have it in a package somewhere)

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  • 12/20/2012 10:53:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked good for a couple years

Pros: Good while it works.

Cons: Life-I really expected this drive to last longer than 2 years. I have several other drives that have lasted much longer than this. I still have a couple 80GB lying around that still work.

Other Thoughts: I could have just gotten a defective drive

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  • Jim
  • 8/23/2012 3:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No issues or problems after 3 years, runs great

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have had this for 3 years and it is still running great

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  • Chad G
  • 8/18/2012 12:46:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going

Pros: Excellent hard drive. I dont even know if this is still for sale but I bought this 4 years ago and still feels like a new hard drive.

Cons: No cons

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