Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD5000AAKB
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Worst drives I've ever bought
A. Smith, Amazon
25 December 2010
Summary: I initially bought one of these for a quiet PC. Because it was quiet and I never had problems with my WD 80GB Caviar I bought another. Big mistake. The first one died after a few months. The second one died a month later. The worst part is I trusted the drive and used it to back up a lot of my personal music files. I lost all those. I'm surprised because my WD 80GB Caviar was reliable. Seems they're not focused on quality anymore.
Summary: I have to agree with the first reviewer - this is the worst drive I have had in terms of reliability. It failed after only a few months of operation. Luckily, it was part of a mirrored RAID set and the other drive is still functioning perfectly. Recommend you avoid this drive.
Summary: I read these reviews and my jaw dropped; I couldn't believe people were having the same problem with this drive. I was so happy when I picked it up; a top name drive for under $100 500gig SATA, not even a month later it crashed. Not worth the deal, I see the price has gone down since I bought it...
Summary: For some reason the "Caviar Blue" series of WD drives will not work with the Alesis HD24 HD recorder (you will get a HD reset error when attempting to mount the drive). I believe this is the only flavor of Western Digital drive that doesn't work in the HD24--the other "Caviar" series drives work great, just not "Caviar Blue." FYI.