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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX
7.0 out of 10

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX

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Hundreds in Service

Jon B., Newegg
12 February 2016
  • Summary: I would recommend the WD Blue series (and WD's other 'colors') to friends and family.
  • Pros: I buy these for computer repairs and upgrades where I work where there are hundreds of these drives in service. I buy them for my personal use as well. I have had excellent success with these drives and will continue to buy more in the future. Thanks to WD for building reliable, fast drives I can...
  • Cons: No cons.
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Still working.

Marsha s., Newegg
20 January 2016
  • Summary: I used this H.D.D from a bundle deal on Newegg for a budget build for a lady who just wanted to do Word processing, Emails, and surfing the web. It is still spinning 4 years later.
  • Pros: The drive is still working since 1/18/2012.
  • Cons: N/A
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Fine

Jerry K., Newegg
20 January 2016
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Great price for storage space

Michael P., Newegg
18 December 2015
  • Summary: -I use this hard drive in my new build using Ubuntu as an operating system
  • Pros: -easy to install and use -great price for my needs -WD seems to have a good reputation (as well as I have had good experiences with their products)
  • Cons: NONE
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User Review

Matthew A., Newegg
14 November 2015
  • Pros: Great drive. I don't keep a lot installed at one time so the 500gb is fine for me. I play a lot of games and have very few problems of any kind.
  • Cons: none
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Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB

Anthony B., Newegg
10 November 2015
  • Summary: Several years ago I standardized on the BLUE series of WD Hard Drives for my builds and my personal use. I use 320GB up through 1TB drives for my 4 network computers and one server.
  • Pros: Several Years ago I standardized on WD for all of my Hard Drive Requirements. I have always been very pleased with WD hard Drives
  • Cons: One of the 3 Drives went bad 3 days after I received them. It had bad sectors. However, Newegg came to the rescue and the HD was very promptly replaced. My hat is off to Newegg. I am still very pleased with WD. Over several years, I have had only this ONE HD go bad. I will continue to purchase WD...
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so far so good

Anonymous, Newegg
1 August 2015
  • Pros: it has been working fine for a year so far and I haven't seen any performance loss
  • Cons: slow for os and programs, I recommend an ssd for boot drive and this thing for storage
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Reliable

Anthony D., Newegg
11 May 2015
  • Summary: I recommend getting a one to two terabyte hard drive, since you can get a Western Digital one for around the same price as this one. You may have to sacrifice speed and cache size, but the larger storage is definitely worth it.
  • Pros: I've been using this drive for over two years, and i'm still using it today. It runs just as good as it did when I bought it. I also love the speed at which the drive transfers, with 6Gb/s, it reduces load times in games significantly.
  • Cons: If your planning on gaming in the future, get a hard drive with a bit more cache, just to keep things smoothly running.
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Great Product; Great Price

Hailey M., Newegg
20 April 2015
  • Pros: Great product for the price. Perfect for my first gaming build. Works great after 3+ years of use.
  • Cons: No issues.
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Great price; great product

Hailey M., Newegg
20 April 2015
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