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

  • 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • David G.
  • 2/6/2016 2:14:28 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD FAN!

Pros: Fast and reliable! Bought in 2010 and still working like a champ.
I have yet (Knock on wood) lost a WD drive.

Cons: Cost a little more than others....

Other Thoughts: Just bought the 1TB and happy with both! :)

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  • 11/6/2015 11:20:36 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: This hard drive has been solid and working steadily for 7-8 years without hiccups. I can't say enough good things about WD hard drives.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I also got a refurbished 750GB Black edition that has been going strong for about 5 years now. No problems with either of them; running 24/7.

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  • 9/20/2015 9:43:36 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs5yr 4 mo and dead

Pros: Ran for 5yr 4mo.
Used as a backup drive for my office PC.

Cons: Now it clicks and I need a new one

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  • 9/13/2015 2:54:32 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: Bought two of these in April 2009. They have given me zero issues since the day I bought them and are still running strong.

Cons: None.

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  • 7/17/2015 12:30:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood, reliable HDD

Pros: I've been using one of these drives in my current PC for about a year and-a-half (have used it in more than one PC) now and it has never once failed me so far. Have got 16,449 hours (1.87 years) of power-on time on the drive with no bad or weak sectors detected on the disk.

Cons: None at this time, I've never had any problems or failures with the disk.

Other Thoughts: Newer models are now cheaper and easier to find.

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  • 6/26/2015 4:19:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreliable

Pros: I have been using this harddrive for over 6 years with no issues.

Cons: none

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  • Chad G.
  • 5/16/2015 2:39:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsStill working

Pros: 6.5 years later and still running perfect like day 1

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Dec 2008 Paid $74.99

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  • David
  • 12/29/2014 10:00:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBest Drive I Ever Had

Pros: It is over 5 Years and It is still working great. When I got the first drive in 2010 and it was DOA. Received replacement and it is still my main HD it my computer today.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I blame 90% Hard Drive DOA's on UPS, Fedex, Etc.
If you can see how they handle small boxes in the trucks you will see why.

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  • Monj
  • 12/2/2014 2:26:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood HD

Pros: still going strong from 5 years ago

Cons: nothing

Other Thoughts: Why is this HD 140+ dollars now? i bought it 5 years ago for 50ish

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  • 12/1/2014 5:44:32 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsRock solid performance and reliability

Pros: I ordered 3 of these for my new computer in mid-2009. It is now almost 2015 and not one has quit on me or given me trouble (Aside from what I'll mention in the cons).

These drives are fairly quiet, cool running, great performance considering they're 7,200RPM drives and are very reliable.

Cons: A few times this year, I had one of my drives 'lockup' after attempting to open or access files. The HDD LED indicator would stay lit and any program that I interact with would stop responding. I am not entirely sure if this is the HDD's fault, since there is no suspicious info in the SMART monitoring and scandisk shows no errors. However it only happened with that one drive and after a reboot, it would sometimes happen again after accessing it. Another reboot would usually fix the issue.

The price of these drives is surprisingly much higher than when I bought them in 2009. I would not recommend buying these obsolete drives. I recommend buying the newer WD Black drives which are half the price and have 2x more storage.

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