Reviews and Problems with 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...
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...
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.