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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX
7.8 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX

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Overall 2
2.0

Beware - drive comes with preformatted dynamic NTFS volume (OS will refuse to install onto it)

Office Manager, Amazon
6 January 2015
  • Summary: Drive came in a good packaging with pre-installed NTFS dynamic volume. By the time I got to it to figure it out the price of the drive went up from $50 to a few hundred in labour alone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Love Western Digital - HATE the poor S+H

Gregory, Amazon
10 February 2014
  • Summary: I only purchase WD drives - they are better than Seagate hands down. I don't like the fact that these drives were packed underneath other items without any protection. 4/5 drives are DOA because of how they were shipped.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead after 6 months!

Clifford Baylis "Baylis", Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: Bought this hard drive 12/05/2012 Died beyond repair on 06/07/2013!! After 18 years this is the first hard drive I bought that went bad in such a short time period, and it was new!! Will not return because too much data on it. $60.00 just thrown away. Clifford Baylis
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor, Got a bad Hard Drive

rakuten
24 April 2013
  • Summary: The Spindle screams when spinning. I got a bad batch....
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Overall 2
2.0

Mine was garbage. Dead in a month.

crLovesMovies "crLovesMovies", Amazon
19 January 2013
  • Summary: Mine is just a useless paper weight now. I paid $79 for mine, too, before the price dropped. Sadly, it stayed in the box while I gradually bought the other parts for my new system. That means it was too late to return it by the time I realized the drive is garbage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed within 3 months

julio, Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought this HDD to replace an existing drive that was getting too small. Within a couple months I was getting SMART notifications that the drive was bad and should be replaced asap. And naturally, that's past the return window for Amazon. Disappointed
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Overall 2
2.0

Hard Drive crapshoot...

xyz, Amazon
7 January 2013
  • Summary: Ordered two of these. Cloned my system drive to one of them and made it my new system drive. A few days later had some problems so I ran checkdisk - bad clusters. Am returning it. The other drive seems to be working OK (so far).
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Overall 2
2.0

Poorly packed, do not buy HDD's from Amazon

Roger F, Amazon
25 November 2012
  • Summary: I received this drive today and it was in a loose box with a bunch of other items. It was not secured with bubble wrap or any other packing material, there was plenty of room in the box for the hard disk to move around quite a bit in transit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Drive failed 6 months after purchase

Rhin, Amazon
30 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought my drive in March 2012. It has now failed. I am RMA'ing the drive, and luckily didn't lose any important data.
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Overall 2
2.0

Drive failed

P. Wolf, Amazon
20 May 2012
  • Summary: Not much to say, the drive (500gb WD Caviar Blue) failed after a few weeks so I'll be needing a new one.
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