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

  • Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing
  • Perfect for Desktop PCs
  • 2-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kyle
  • 12/8/2014 9:19:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD- Great!

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: No problems at all. Great, reliable, always go for WD.

Cons: Only reason I am giving a 4 star is based off the speed (16mb cache) - newer ones (32mb cache) with 1TB are almost the same price.

Other Thoughts: No complaints - used to replace a harddrive- does the job well.

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  • thurdy
  • 11/30/2014 4:35:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood but, ...

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Nice drive. I have 5 of them. While I like WD drives, 1 of the 5 died just after the 2 year warranty ran out.

Cons: 1 of 5 drives died just after 2 years.

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  • dawitbro
  • 11/29/2014 2:50:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLasted over 3 years

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Worked well for many years. I have had extremely good results from buying WD drives over the past decade.

Cons: SMART monitoring revealed early signs of failure a few weeks ago.

Other Thoughts: I bought this in the summer of 2011 to replace a smaller slower SATA drive that I used in an older computer. I was very happy with the price vs. performance of this drive, and never had any negative issues at all until recently. When the SMART monitor started detecting problems I made some rudimentary attempts to fix the issues. The drive still "worked," but the issues could not be corrected, and I decided "better safe than sorry" and retired the drive. I did not lose any data, and backed all my files up to another machine and replaced it with a WD10EZEX 1TB drive. (The other drive I was using in the machine, a WD5000AAKS, is older and still works fine.)

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  • N/A
  • 11/22/2014 8:32:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD blue 500gb

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Installed it in the PC, plugged in the SATA and power, booted up the computer, went into disk management and formatted the drive and so far it runs fine without issue or excessive noise.
Currently installed as a secondary drive containing games and movies and swap file.

Cons: none

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  • N/A
  • 11/17/2014 11:15:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailure in less than a year

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Drive worked fine for ~10 months.

Cons: Drive failed in less than a year. Computer was making a clicking noise for a little while. Suddenly the drive stopped being detected by SATA (not even in CMOS) and here I am.

Going to attempt to reach WD to see about warranty support.

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  • N/A
  • 10/25/2014 5:12:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 500gb

Cons: Crashed after 1 year

Other Thoughts: All hail SSD's!!

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  • N/A
  • 10/7/2014 7:54:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHard Drive

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price is low. Needed it for a first time build and as of now I have no need for 1TB yet, considering a second to run in raid.

Cons: none

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  • N/A
  • 10/6/2014 9:34:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgood for 2 years

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast
stable

Cons: Lasted a month after the 2 year warrenty ran out and just started to die. Unusable as it will frequently freeze my computer.

Other Thoughts: I cant recommend anything that doesnt last 3-4 years so this is a no go.

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  • john
  • 10/2/2014 11:58:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: works great

Cons: none

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  • DC
  • 9/30/2014 11:00:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill works great

This review is from: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Just for the record. This HD came in the hp desk top I bought in 2009 and it still operates as new. I bought the Blue 1 Tb 64 mb cache thinking maybe it was time to upgrade , loaded up the OS W7 and ran Windows performance index and the score actually dropped one whole point. The 1 Tb was noticeably slower, so idk.

Cons: It's not an SSD

Other Thoughts: This 500 mb WD Blue is five years old and I noticed that it feels slightly heavier than the (new) WD Blue 1 Tb , that actually seems slower. Windows index went from 6.9 to 5.9 with the old WD 500 scoring 6.9. Sounds to me like the newer HDD's are ****. I would buy these WD Blue 500 HDD's, but will the new one be as good as the old one?

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