Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6G/s Storage
16 April 2011
Conclusion: Seagate’s own Green edition drive performs faster than Caviar Blue Series. Ouch!! Only advantage I see is the access time and boot load time but as said in the Seagate’s ST2000DL003 review is most likely because of the thicker density platters. Remember, the WD Drive that I am testing is a 500GB and I compared it to Seagate 2TB drive with the same SATA 6Gb/s interface. AAKX also feels bit quicker when coming out of the hibernation mode.
Summary: Bought two of these for a new home built PC. First time I have used Western Digital. Build quality seems better than Maxtor/Seagate that I am used too and after several weeks use I am pleased with the speed and have had no problems at all.
At a little over £30 they are great value, unless you really need a larger drive.
Summary: With not much diversity to be found amongst HDD's, most customers are only looking for 3 things (with the exception of size, as that is really just personal preference):
I can safely say this achieves all 3 factors comfortably leaving no room to complain.
On top of that, the value of this product is fantastic, this is more than likely due to the release and improving technology of SSD's, meaning an investment in a HDD is more or less perfect...