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Western-digital-caviar-blue-sata-600-7200rpm-500gb-16mb-wd5000aakx.34270955
8.2 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX

Great Deal: $61.99

Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX

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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.
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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. It was dead within a month of opening the packaging and installing it. Let that be a warning: verify your purchases aren't junk before time runs out on your returns.
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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.
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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). Like the title says - buying drives is a real crapshoot - you roll the dice and take your chances.
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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. I immediately starting running the Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics to write zeros to the disk to prepare it for use. During this time, the disk encountered several write zero errors indicating that the sector is bad.
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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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Overall 2
2.0

Not sturdy enough for cctv use.

C. Gastright "...", Amazon
16 May 2012
  • Summary: I installed two brand new drives in February. They went into a security camera DVR which essentially records to them constantly on a loop. I usually get 1-2 years out of a set of drives. In early may they failed within a week of each other. I am going to try and RMA them to western digital.
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Overall 2
2.0

Weak HDD

Bogdan, Amazon
15 January 2012
  • Summary: Died after 1 week. It had 26 bad blocks and started to freeze every 3 min after the first problem. Amazon's tech support tried different ways to replace it and I got a Hitachi 500Gb but I had to pay ~10$ more, plus the delivery. However, they gave me an amazon credit for this. All in all, this is the 3rd WD I owned. The first one died after 3 years, got it replaced with a refurbished WD through the warranty program, and 2nd one lasted 2 years.
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