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WD 500GB Desktop SATA Hard Drive OEM - Black


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Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions14.7 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm
Item model numberWD5003AZEX
ColorBlack
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Wattage6 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB008968L6M
Best Sellers Rank 5,552 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight640 g
Date First Available25 July 2012
  
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WD Caviar Black drives combine a high performance electronics architecture with a rock solid mechanical architecture to deliver the perfect storage solution for your fully-loaded PC or maxed out gaming machine. Cool drive operation,no-touch head technology,and leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability and sustained data throughput
It's ideal for power computing applications such as multimedia,video and photo editing,and maxed out gaming computers.

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1xHard Drive

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By badlymademan on 3 May 2013
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I've had many makes of hard drive over the years but seem to migrate towards Western Digital as a preference. They are generally quiet and reliable, certainly I have never had one fail and indeed one I own is now a grand 9 years old and still going strong (obviously no sensitive data stored on it any more!)

I replaced a "Blue Caviar" drive with this item which is the faster "Black". It features double the processing power on the built-in controller and is consequently much quicker to grab and write data. An added bonus is that it also runs more coolly. The previous "Blue" ran at an average 29-30c whereas the "Black" is running at about 26c. Over time too much heat kills electronics so this is good.

In operation the drive is as quiet as the "Blue" and once up to operating speed can rarely be heard. My personal advice would be to use some kind of rubber washer mountings in your case just to insulate the drive further. It doesn't need it but will benefit from it.

The only bad thing about this purchase was the packaging. It wasn't the lovely foam-padded box in the product photos. Mine came in an OEM cardboard box - no Amazon outer at all - held in place within the box by two rigid plastic inserts. Luckily the drive doesn't seem to have suffered but it caused me great concern when it arrived. I would happily pay just a little more for the Amazon card outer of old or for some of that foam.
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By DM on 30 Mar 2014
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I chose this hard drive because it scored very highly on benchmarks. I was not disappointed. I'm running Windows 7 with an average amount of programmes on start-up. My pc boots to a use-able desktop in 14 seconds.

One problem, the packaging needs some attention. It came in a box no bigger than the hdd itself with no additional packaging to cushion it from knocks. It could have been so easily rendered useless during transit.
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By K. W. Maeer on 29 Mar 2014
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I have found that the Western Digital Black hard drives are superior to all others i have tried. These were good value and have already been incorporated into my system. Recommended.
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By Mr. G. Mangham on 29 Oct 2013
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i always use mech drives for my OS and this more than capable for my needs good read and write speeds
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By Giorgos on 15 Sep 2013
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This hard drive is very quiet and very fast. Worth the money. I recommend this Hard drive if you are looking for a fast and reliable hdd!
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Just from the weight of the drive i could tell it was going to be good quality, felt very solid and sturdy. Should last a good few years! performs very well too - not as well as an SSD, but for the price this is definitely the way to go. I'd rather spend a little more on a drive tha'll last years, so this is perfect
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By Dominc Benson on 16 July 2013
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Super fast and surprisingly quiet. I used this for my first build and it works like a dream. Would recommend this to anyone
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