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Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 600 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKX)
7.3 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 600 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKX)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 600 7200RPM 250GB 16MB (WD2500AAKX)

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Overall 8

Backup drives

Roger S., Newegg
28 May 2015
  • Pros: I have a Raid-1 system in the PC that I built a few years ago. I had originally purchased 3 Hitachi drives (2 in Raid, third for backup). 2 of the 3 lasted 5 years. Decided to pick up a couple of extra drives for future replacements. These drives were installed in December of 2014 and have been r...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2

Died on me

Marcus R., Newegg
14 May 2015
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: I placed the hard drive in my computer case until I got the other parts I needed to build the PC. I finally get the parts and try to install windows and all of a sudden the drive is full of bad sectors and unusable.
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Overall 10

Great right out of box

techgirl, B&H Photo
29 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This hard drive comes ready to put your image or OS on it right out of the box. Easy to work with.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Quiet, Reliable
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Overall 6

just average

Wynette G., Newegg
16 April 2015
  • Summary: prize should be lower. 32mb cache prize is close and with higher capacity
  • Pros: Easy to install and works fine.
  • Cons: Just average for the price.
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Overall 10


David M., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Summary: Smallish HDD by current standards but fits my needs for now, planning on adding a SSD later. Came in an anti-static bag which was in a box, don't be scared off by 'bare drive', it was clothed appropriately :-) If you don't need cables or screws, this is the way to go.
  • Pros: Good, stable SATA hard drive, works well.
  • Cons: It was OEM, so no cables, manual or mounting screws. Doesn't brew coffee or fetch the paper.
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Overall 10

Works so far

William H., Newegg
29 December 2014
  • Summary: If I recall, I will update this review after the drive has actually been with me and in use for a while. I reformatted it twice due to faulty data already and no problems. The big test will come when it is the main OS drive.
  • Pros: I am writing this based on my past experience with WD hard drives. I have never had a WD hard drive fail; I don't expect this to be the first.
  • Cons: None yet
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Overall 10

Simple, fast and exactly what was needed

Prentice, Amazon
10 December 2014
  • Summary: This an older drive and I was worried about what I would get. I use a raid 5 network device to store backup copies of my important data.The 3rd drive in the RAID array failed, which was the same make and model of the drive I am reviewing, and I was running the RAID array in degraded mode which made...
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Overall 10

Small by todays standards - but for 2012 it was great!

Matthew C., Newegg
9 December 2014
  • Pros: Love this drive, still running strong 2 years later
  • Cons: Small for today's standards, but it was a great buy in 2012!
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Overall 10

Works well

Nicholas E., Newegg
28 November 2014
Overall 10

Great budget HDD

Ethan V., Newegg
5 November 2014
  • Summary: Great drive for the price. Impressed with WD, as usual.
  • Pros: -WD quality. They never disappoint. -Affordable. -Great packaging. I know it seems weird to comment on that, but I've seen so many PC's and PC components get destroyed in the process of shipping, it's worth noting.
  • Cons: -Not as fast as my 5 year old WD Black or my Seagate 'Cuda, but I knew that going in. If you want something a little faster, go with one of those (or even an SSD) and spend a few extra bucks. This was for a budget build for grandpappy, and he wouldn't notice the difference anyway.
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