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8.2 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 8
8.0

usefull

Lindsay Goolcharan, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • Summary: this product is as described by seller, I had easy install in desktop I was given which was missing Hard Drive, donated desktop unit to help animals.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

User Review

crash,, TigerDirect.com
20 March 2014
  • Summary: Seems to be a good unit and am happy that i purchased it
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Krutonious, NCIX.com
23 February 2014
  • Summary: Purchased to use as an OS drive in a budget build for a friend. No complaints and still going strong.
  • Pros: Fast, quiet, reliable.
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Bought 2nd one to replace FAILED one

Laserbone, TigerDirect.com
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Ok-- bought one of these to build a PC for my kid last Xmas (2012)-- ended up failing right before Xmas (2013)-- was able to retrieve most useful data from it using a external USB adapter on another PC. The good news is that WD's warranty system works good and actually had the replacement for the failed drive to me only a couple days after new one arrived (so now I have a spare). Not the best experience, but WD service was great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Win7 Recovery CDs

Appreciated Tech, B&H Photo
19 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Works great with Win7 Recovery Disks that No Longer Work with the new Advanced Format Hard Drives. Would have given a five if larger size but industry changing to advanced format hard drives.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ken_W, NCIX.com
17 September 2013
  • Summary: been using this in the shop computer on 24/7 very reliable works very well in dusty environment.
  • Pros: solid reliable HD
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

It is ok.

G. Lee, Amazon
23 July 2013
  • Summary: I used one of this to build a Windows 7 PC and it has been in constant use for almost 6 months now. I must say that it has been more durable than a Seagate hard drive which lasted about 1 month. However, one issue I have with these drives is the booth time varies a lot. My future plan for this drive is to copy my Operating System on a Samsung SSD and use this as a back up drive. Samsung SSDs are in a league of their own.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10

does the job

Chris, dabs.com
29 June 2013
Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Unhappy

Jim, TigerDirect.com
18 May 2013
  • Summary: I have purchased WD hardrives befor and they have always been exceptional. This particular one turned out to have a bad sector so I had problems with it. It was exchanged for me and I am very happy with the replacement hardrive.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Worked fine

,, TigerDirect.com
2 April 2013
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