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Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 500GB 16MB (WD5000AAKS)
5.7 out of 10

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 6
6.0

It works aand is faster then old drive

wizzar, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: It works and is faster then the old drive. From time to time I do get a blue screen and then have to reboot. Not sure if it is the hard drive or the Dell computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked ok for 2 years - then crashed

GailH, Amazon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this WD5000AAKS 2 years ago. Has been working fine, until two weeks ago, The Windows system started intermittently issuing events 9, 11 and 51 (parity errors on disk drive). I neglected replacing that disk then (I didn't understand which disk drive it was - the PC has 3 drives).
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Overall 6
6.0

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Hard Drive

Instrumental Music and Sound, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Billed as new. Installed in machine. OS immediately marked out a large section of the disk as defective. Suspect it was a rebuilt.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Taylor W., Newegg
3 June 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Verify DMI pool data

Brian V., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Hark Disk Sentinel Report Power on: 662 days, 3 hours, Health: 100%
  • Pros: I got it at a cheap sale price
  • Cons: It one day stalled at Verify DMI pool data. I was able to backup the files. I am reformatting it right now and hoping it doesn't happen again.
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after almost 4 and a half years

Thiago I., Newegg
30 March 2013
  • Summary: I can still get it to read data off the disk if I rotate it so that the front of the drive points downwards. I'm guessing maybe this helps the head move out onto the platters?
  • Pros: I've been using this as my backup hard drive and it's served me well until recently when it all of a sudden started to fail.
  • Cons: Would have liked it to last longer, but considering it's warrantied for 3 years and I've long since filled it up, I guess I can't complain too much. I do recall hearing the occasional clicking noise for the past couple years which always scared me that the drive was dying. Whether this is related...
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not have legacy power port

Jayakumar, rakuten
11 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought this hard drive to use as a backup harddrive for my Athlon system which had an extra SATA1 port. The drive came with no extra jumper (I guess that is because it is OEM), had to swipe a jumper of another harddrive to jump the OPT1 jumper to make it work with my older SATA1 port.
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Overall 6
6.0

It was OK -

P. Hanson "Kalicopat", Amazon
20 April 2007
  • Summary: Arrived in good order and was well packed. I think for the price there should have been mounting hardware (4 screws) and a spec sheet. Drive was easy to install and worked well.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 2
2.0
Overall quality 10
10

WD Caviar

ludivine123, Pricerunner
17 May 2012
  • Summary: Not a very reliable drive fails six months after the purchase! and my request to be sent back to the Netherlands with shipping to my dependents. *Performance Level:* -speed: a very good speed especially in the transfer of data -Noise: very quiet -Reliability: shit, after sales service with hotliner...
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Overall 6
6.0

5 star item -2star postage

Joe, Amazon
27 February 2012
  • 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?
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