Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Blue Sata 300 7200RPM 500GB 16MB (WD5000AAKS)
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Worked perfect on my imac g5
OC Skin, Amazon
1 July 2011
Summary: I ordered this to upgrade my imac G5 160GB stock hard drive. I wasn't sure if it would be compatible as a replacement for the Caviar but it is. The SATA plugs fit just fine. I would recommend this if you are looking for an upgrade to your existing western digital drive.
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives to replace my 4 years old drives. They seem to be faster and a lot quieter than the old drives. The performance seems much better too. They came with a decent generic package with proper protection. they came bare ( no jumper or SATA data/power cable).
Summary: This item was affordable and very simple to install in a few minutes, even though it was sold OEM without installation instructions. The drive is functioning as expected. My only annoyance was that it arrived without a connecting cable, so I had to pay an extra three dollars and order that separately.
Summary: Western Digital & Seagate both produce excellent drives in which I have a high confidence. My purchase was the WD Caviar Blue with a fairly large buffer. It has a good warranty period (longevity rating in this case). The old WD drive it replaced fell within expected lifetime. The new drives have amazingly fast throughput, but users should not waste their time on drives with rotational speeds less than 7200RPM and buffers less than 16M.
Summary: Over the years in building and/or using PC's, Western Digital Hard Drives have always been a standard on which I could rely. In addition to providing solid, reliable performance the price has been competitive and the Western Digital web site has a wealth of information. The info covers not only their latest drives but also older ones. It includes installation help, diagnostic SW downloads & technical literature.
Summary: not a bad deal for a hard drive, it is bulk, which means its the bare minimum of packaging quality and otherwise, but you dont really need an instruction manual or anything to install a hard drive, just screw it into place and plug in the SATA and power cable. a bit of a note, this doesnt come with a SATA cable, its just the hard drive in a static resistant bag in a plain cardboard box. so if you dont have an extra SATA cable lying around, you are going to need one.
Summary: My Western Digital MyBook World Network Attacked Storage suffered a disk failure on its RAID. I ordered the replacement drive from Amazon on Sunday, and received the part Monday. I had expected delivery Tuesday or Wednesday. The MBWE NAS was repaired and back up and running later that day. I am delighted with the turnaround on this order as I was down for parts only 30 hours.
Summary: This drive works great in my iMac. Installing anything in the iMac is quite a painful process due to the amount of work needed to get to the drive. I would recommend having a 2nd set of hands to help with lifting the LCD and such if you're doing any sort of replacement for the iMac.
Summary: This drive is a bang for the buck! I just plugged it into my computer and the motherboard detected it immedately.Install Windows 7 on this hardrive was a breeze.I would reccommend this drive to everyone. *hint* This is an oem drive,so be expected to not get a included sata cable and screws.The other thing that i didnt like about was how my hardrive was packed.Their was one airbag in their in a cardboard box, but it worked fine.