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7.0 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB

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Overall 2
2.0

My customer isn't happy he's lost the last two weeks of business data

JOHNNY AUMAN, Amazon
31 December 2014
  • Summary: I bought this hard-drive in August of 2013 and it's dead as of December 31st of 2014. My customer isn't happy he's lost the last two weeks of business data. It isn't my fault at least because for a business computer I would recommend backing up business stuff daily. I do think that these things should last more than a little over a year so I do not recommend purchasing this drive.
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Overall 10
10

Saving legacy desktops

Dr. Cool "Dr. Cool", Amazon
21 December 2014
  • Summary: This drive works just like the original, which it is (just 10 years later). I have saved several legacy computers by doing a bit-copy of the entire original hard drive onto these. New, the speed enhancement is startling and they will last another 10 years I suspect.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Georga F. Silver, Amazon
22 October 2014
  • Summary: shipped fast and was what I needed. Have been using for 2 years now daily.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Charles Swanson, Amazon
12 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Running Five Years -No Problems!

Thomas S., Amazon
6 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this drive about five years ago and forgot to review it! Well, it's still running great -no issues. I do test and scan drives every three months or so, and I backup monthly to a portable drive. So this drive has done very well for five years now. (I'll probably swap it out soon for a larger drive, and use this one for archiving.) I like Western Digital...
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Overall 8
8.0

It spins - it holds data - it does the job

Stu Padazzo, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: Easy to install. It was priced decently. Straightforward design. It spins - it's quiet - it holds data - it does the job.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad buy.

Pithaguttar, Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: The disk did not last for a long time. I was disappointed with the quality and costs is pretty high for a crappy product.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid performing hard diive

Daniel J. McGarigle, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: In total I have used 27 Western Digital drives in the past 14 years. Usually I turn them on in the morning and off late at night. I have worked at programming computers in Machine Language and at using, owning and maintaining hard drives since 1968. In my experience with PC hard drives starting in 1984 the Western Digital 320 Gb PATA 3.5 inch Hard drive is the best I have ever used. I have run them on a Promise PCI FastTrak 100TX2 RAID-1 controller since 1999.
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Overall 10
10

Good product for the price

Stephen Johnston, Amazon
1 December 2013
  • Summary: A good hard drive for the cost. As I have experienced with Western Digital Hard Drives, they install easily and are ready to go right out of the box. Has really good access time, and I have yet to have had a "bad" hard drive.
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Overall 10
10

Old format for old computer

moviegeek, Amazon
30 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this drive to put in an old computer that cannot accept a 6.0 GB/s Hard Drive. I have used several of these drives and have had no failures and some of them are several years old.
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