Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000AAJS
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Charles K. Blatt, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: I had two of these drives running in RAID for a few years. One of them finally died. I bought this replacement and replaced the old drive and no data was lost. Beats the heck out of having to reload all your programs again and now if the other old drive fails, This new one will have everything on it so nothing will be lost. WD drives and RAID rock!
Summary: I had one of these drives in a brand new computer crash. I bought another one as an external hard drive. BOTH crashed in one week. BOTH were less than a year old. In BOTH cases WD found an excuse for not replacing the drives when clearly there was a problem. I gave WD a chance to make good and they blew me off. DO NOT throw away your money by buying a WD drive! They WILL NOT make good when the drive goes bad and CRASHES.
Summary: I bought this drive for my first PC build, it installed easy, and my BIOS picked it up, but it could not be written to. Tried numerous ideas incuding a BIOS flash. I could not even load the software off the WD site that usually comes with a retail copy. The thing would just not work. Sent it back and got a 1TB Caviar Black instead.
Summary: I bought a WD5000AAJS drive which was packaged together with a Fujitsu housing. The drive was manufactured in October 2007, bought in December 2007 and failed in January 2010 after two years of occasional, light use. What was most noticeable about the drive was how hot it ran. It was borderline uncomfortable to touch the housing after the drive had been running for some time. I would not buy this drive again.
Summary: Great as a 7200 rpm drive. Works great for what it is, Western Digital always seems to work. Much slower than my 10K & 15K SCSI drives, but much (MUCH) faster than USB or Firewire external 7200 rpm drives. I have been using it for less than 90 days, so far it works fine.
Summary: You hear of all the bragging people do on how good Western Digital hard drives are. I rarely used this hard drive. It kept all my music as backup. Rarely ever running it, then a month after warranty this p,o,s fails. as if the power was shut off to the drive. Ive tried it in both my tower and external enclosure, both with same results, failer failer failer. never again will I buy WD.
Summary: I had a drive that went bad and was hoping I could buy the exact same model number and swap the control board on it to access the data on the bad drive. Needless to say it didn't work. However this is a good drive and will most likely use it in my system at a future date. Shipping was also very quick and got it before the estimated date.
Schnell, leise, günstig (zumindest vor knapp 3 Jahren) im Raid 0 >200MB/S
16 October 2013
Summary: Habe sie seit fast 3 Jahren als Raid 0 im Einsatz. Bis heute laufen die Platten sehr gut.Sie sind leise und im Raid 0 sehr schnell.Lesen/Schreiben jeweils mehr als 200MB/S. Im notebook werkelt nun eine SSD, gut sie ist etwas schneller, aber mit diesen beiden Platten im Raid 0 (klar, geht auch mit anderen) fällt der Umstieg bei den SSD Preisen halt nicht so leicht.
Summary: Ich benötigte eine Festplatte für einen unserer Rechner, das Angebot hielt ich für sehr gut und ersteigerte die Festplatte für einen fairen Preis. Durch eine schnelle Lieferung konnte die Festplatte schnell in unseren Rechner eingebaut werden und arbeit jetzt hervorragend. Durch die Auktion bei ebay wurde viel Zeit durch suchen in einzelnen Geschäften gespart.