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Western Digital WD5001AALS
6.2 out of 10

Western Digital WD5001AALS

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Overall 10
10

Still working

Chad G., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Dec 2008 Paid $74.99
  • Pros: 6.5 years later and still running perfect like day 1
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Best Drive I Ever Had

David D., Newegg
29 December 2014
  • Summary: I blame 90% Hard Drive DOA's on UPS, Fedex, Etc. If you can see how they handle small boxes in the trucks you will see why.
  • Pros: It is over 5 Years and It is still working great. When I got the first drive in 2010 and it was DOA. Received replacement and it is still my main HD it my computer today.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

good HD

Brett S., Newegg
2 December 2014
  • Summary: Why is this HD 140+ dollars now? i bought it 5 years ago for 50ish
  • Pros: still going strong from 5 years ago
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 10
10

Rock solid performance and reliability

Sean P., Newegg
1 December 2014
  • Pros: I ordered 3 of these for my new computer in mid-2009. It is now almost 2015 and not one has quit on me or given me trouble (Aside from what I'll mention in the cons). These drives are fairly quiet, cool running, great performance considering they're 7,200RPM drives and are very reliable.
  • Cons: A few times this year, I had one of my drives 'lockup' after attempting to open or access files. The HDD LED indicator would stay lit and any program that I interact with would stop responding. I am not entirely sure if this is the HDD's fault, since there is no suspicious info in the SMART monit...
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Overall 8
8.0

A decent drive for the price

Anonymous, Newegg
6 October 2014
  • Summary: In short, its good, its fast, and its well built. Its a little loud but you can easily fix that if you want.
  • Pros: -fast -works wonders -fast load times -ease of install
  • Cons: -VERY LOUD -I haven't experienced this problem, but i hear these drives are prone to failures. So be on the look out for ant signs that this baby is dying.
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Overall 10
10

Reliable drive, good speeds

Evan B., Newegg
4 September 2014
  • Pros: I've been using this as my storage drive in my PC for about 8 months now, and have never had a problem. Has good read and write speeds, faster than my OS drive in fact, and it works well for backing up files. Also runs fairly cool, usually around 29-33°C. Price was also nice, as I got mine on sale.
  • Cons: Can't think of any at the moment to be honest, I've never had a single problem with mine yet.
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Overall 10
10

Great HDD

Rory O., Newegg
13 August 2014
  • Pros: bought years ago, still going strong and fast with no issues.
  • Cons: Small size now
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Hard Drive

Nathan F., Newegg
8 December 2013
  • Pros: Everything, I purchased this drive in 2008, I have used it for the past 5 years as my main drive, formatted it 3 times in that period and it has worked as good as possible. I also have a seagate 500 that started making noises and I still have that locked away in some desk, but this drive is perfe...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Western Digital Black.

P. Lee "PML4", Amazon
27 October 2013
  • Summary: Have installed several hard drives in my own PC over the years and have no problems with the black line on any install that I have done. I believe that they are the best dick drive you can get for the money and have not had one fail to date.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent drive

Anonymous, Newegg
20 September 2013
  • Pros: i have the drive since februar 2010 and it work very good.i had no problems.i have formatted the drive more than 10 times and still now i have no problems.i recommend that drive.it's very, very good
  • Cons: nothing
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