Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 500GB 16MB (WD5000AAKS)
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good 4.... 3 yrs
21 June 2011
Summary: needed to repair with vista disk at 3 years could not repair smart error six months later. replaced with seagate st31000524as OS loaded in a fraction of the time I remember it took for the WD I think 32M on the seagate helps plus the tweeks in design in 3 yrs
Summary: My computer is up and running 7 days a week, 10-14 hrs a day. This drive died 1/10/11. WD quickly sent a new one under warranty, and the old one is on it's way back. Never had a WD drive go that fast.
Summary: For music, videos in news websites/business articles, or poker games I usually leave my speaker on "all the time." well, what is ANNOYING is that, there is this "clicking sound" anytime pages are flipped (like reading ads page to page) and the ONLY Solution is to turnoff the speaker. do yourself a favor -- spend a few more dollars for the 500gb Caviar Black 32mb cache WD5001AALS [mine does not have this annoying clicking sound...] and also get the 5-year warranty!
Summary: This is for the WD5000AAKS WD Caviar SE16 5000gb MDL: WD5000AAKS - 00TMA0 DATE: 28 DEC 2006 DCM: HBNCNV2AB I ran these drives as a pair in a RAID 1 setup on a D-Link DNS-323 NAS enclosure. Worked great until failing recently with no warning (although the NAS was configured to run a daily S.M.A.R.T. test and email me if there was a problem). This afternoon the NAS box sent me a simple message "The Left Hard Drive has Failed".
Summary: I bought this and returned it within 24 hours of receiving it. The product is ok, but I had some problems installing it. Some of these were my mistakes, but I blame them because it camw with no documentaion or cloning software. I had the right SATA connectors on my MB and the right plugs on my power supply. but I had to clone an EIDE (PATA) drive to it and there was no software like Seagate provides to do this. Also no instructions.
Summary: I only purchased this older drive because I needed an exact match for a RAID configuration. I haven't had great luck with these drives, this is the third drive I have had to replace in 5 years.
Summary: The price for the capacity is great. Shipping was also great. I ordered three of these to upgrade my file server. Their data rates were excellent but one issue I had was that the SMART status from speedfan and passmark deskcheckup says that the drive performance is less than optimal. This is the same for all three drives. I am not so surprised about WD as I am always skeptical about them. Well I will have to wait and see if they fail or not.
Summary: Hey this product was aazing and sturdy, i was very pleased with what i recived, but in other hands not in how i recived it, the postage was terrible come in a postage bag with bubble wrap? not as shown on the pics with the box etc the only protection it had was a thin peice of cardboard and a bit of bubble wrap, if the postage could become better i would rate this 5star easy!