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5.5 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 8
8.0

Four Stars

Carolyn Smith, Amazon
13 December 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Needs more packaging

S. Pawar, Amazon
1 October 2010
  • Summary: I just got this so i cant say anything about it's durability. I did format it and install windows and it works fine. But the packaging is keeping this from a 5 star item. Box wasnt taped up, and only thing keeping it from shaking in the box is a few cardboard like grooves. I was concerned it might be broken. Hopefully it doesnt brake down on me like other reviewers say.
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Overall 8
8.0

Failed after a year and a half

rakuten
5 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Harddrive in July of '08. It gave out on me before the first of the year for '10.
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Overall 8
8.0

worked great

Dan Nicholas, Amazon
16 March 2009
  • Summary: worked great, only thing that kept it from 5 stars was lack of mounting screws. make sure you order a sata cable if you don't have one. I am using as back up drive for now. mounted quickly, plugged in power and sata cable and restarted computer. hit f1 to make enter setup, made sure it found drive, then saved and rebooted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product, but no connection cables included!

rakuten
26 February 2009
  • Summary: I was surprised to find ONLY a hard drive in the box when it arrived. It costed another $12 at the computer store by my house to properly connect the hard drive to my PC. The drive is great, I just would have liked to know to purchase the correct parts online rather than make a trip to the store. This should have been visibly marked at the time of purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product

rakuten
15 January 2009
  • Summary: Product works flawlessly, installed without issue, performs well. Packaging a little weak, but arrived and all works fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

No instructions

Daniel Horande "Daniel Horande", Amazon
30 October 2008
  • Summary: It works fine, but there isnt instructions with it. I had to call to Western and they helped me to Initialize it. BTW, Excellent Attention to Customers...!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good But....

pyelvington, rakuten
8 October 2008
  • Summary: An excellent drive for the money. Very quiet, fast and runs cool. My only complaint is that it does not format to 500 gig as the specs say. After formatting about 40 gig disappeared. I formatted it using Windows Disk manager to NTFS file system.
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Overall 8
8.0

worked fine

Phoenix Eternia, Amazon
30 May 2012
  • Summary: Not much to say really. a hard drive is a hard drive :P It went into my PC and worked fine until I replaced my PC. can't comment much on how long it would have lasted or anything as this was just a cheap replacement until I could afford a better PC
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10
Speed performance 8
8.0

Easy, quick and quiet

ryanf0510, Ciao
22 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought the OEM version of this product, which therefore meant in came in very simple packaging with no instruction manual. Fortunately, I did not need this and therefore doesn't bother me too much. The packaging was easy to open and the hard drive itself was easy to install into the computer case, with very little effort needed. After installing the hard drive, I was extremely impressed with how quiet the hard drive was and the speed accessing it was.
  • Pros: Quick, quiet, good value
  • Cons: Little and basic packaging
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