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Western-digital-caviar-blue-500gb.29039204
7.2 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB

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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

good as new

Dennis, Amazon
11 November 2013
  • Summary: It is working like a champ, glade I bought it. I know it is old but sometimes old is better.
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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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Overall 4
4.0

One of the two is somewhat working

Fred E. Elum, Amazon
19 October 2013
  • Summary: I purchased 2 for replacement of failing Seagate drives in my desktop. One lasted until around August 2012 and was replaced under warranty (still cost for shipping). The four 500gig HDD in my desktop are actively cooled with a 120mm fan at full speed. I spaced the Western Digital drive so they would not heat each other as much. The drives were not as fast as the troublesome Seagate drives and they run hotter.
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Overall 10
10

Keeping my old PC running.

WBLaker, Amazon
14 September 2013
  • Summary: Needed a replacement for my old Dell 8200 PC. Runs great and I can run the system with XP and keep my old games in service. Get 'em while you can...
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Overall 10
10

GREAT!

Robert I. Baker, Amazon
1 August 2013
  • Summary: I have been using WD brand HDs for years. Many went into rebuilt PCs for needy folk. No problems! Great!
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