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Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 500GB 16MB (WD5000AAKS)
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Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 500GB 16MB (WD5000AAKS)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 500GB 16MB (WD5000AAKS)

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Overall 4
4.0

Failure after using only twice

Running Deer, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: For some reason this hard drive has failed after using only a short time. I am not very computer savy but the drive seems to be the problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great while it lasted

Michael R., Newegg
11 February 2013
  • Pros: Reasonable capacity, performance, noise
  • Cons: 2 out of 3 dead after 5 years of moderate use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Alive one day, dead the next

Evan J., Newegg
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Moved away from the other major hard drive brand that sounds like oceanmate. Had nothing but problems with their drives. Still have a stack of dead ones. I have had good luck with WD Black drives. Thought I would try the Blue drives.
  • Pros: Worked fine for 1 1/5 years. Then the problems began.
  • Cons: The Win7 Ent build started having problems with Outlook and Word locking up. Thought it was the software. No software fixes worked. Decided to uninstall / reinstall Office. Would not uninstall. Did an easy transfer of user profile and data. Started Win 7 reinstall, fresh install. Install succeede...
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Overall 4
4.0

Lasted 4 years

Keith A. Lewis, Amazon
11 August 2012
  • Summary: I used this drive for 4 years. Then suddenly it failed completely. I had to install a new drive and restore my data from backup. WD claims these drives have a 1,000,000 hour MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) -- Don't believe it!
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Overall 4
4.0

was too slow

Nagendra R. Seelam "SNR", Amazon
21 November 2009
  • Summary: Got it for my all in one desk top. was too slow. and it is expensive than other items I see in amazon.
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Overall 4
4.0

Replaced 4 of 4 < 1 year

Salitpa "or is it Satilpa", Amazon
30 December 2007
  • Summary: WD replaced first with WD5000AAKS, second replacement, WD5000KS.. Be sure to register your drives with WD when you get them. One remaining drive (not replacement) making recurrent sound of winding down but no obvious performance problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

Лучше не приобретайте

Ландскрона, Onliner
8 May 2014
  • Summary: Неожиданно быстро перестал корректно работать и пришлось заменить. Отработал недолго, а умер быстро.
  • Pros: Не обнаружил
  • Cons: Быстрый выход из строя
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Overall 4
4.0

Обходите стороной эту модель

Андрей, Onliner
1 February 2014
  • Summary: Сперва данная модель HDD радовала скоростью и емкостью, но через 3 года начались проблемы. DC++ и торренты загоняли его всего за год. Периодически винт стал тормозить и отваливаться прямо в процессе работы. Пришлось переписать с него всю важную информацию.
  • Pros: Емкость для 2008г была приличная.
  • Cons: Недолговечность (3-5 лет службы)
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Олейник Николай, Yandex
24 July 2013
  • Excerpt: После 2 лет использования серебрение контактов окисляется и начинаются сбои в работе.
  • Pros: не знаю
  • Cons: серебрение контактов
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Overall 4
4.0

Не стоит брать

m2140tdi, Onliner
21 November 2012
  • Summary: Стоит такой у сестры, глючит постоянно! Шлейф постоянно отходит, а недавно стал конкретно виснуть. Винду переустанавливал часа 4, хотя обычно на это нужно часа полтора. Пока не передернул шлейфы, не ставилась ни в какую, все какие-то ошибки записи. В общем неудачная модель.
  • Pros: Относительная тишина.
  • Cons: Нестабильная работа, высокий процент брака.
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