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WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM

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Product Information

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Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight490 g
Product Dimensions2.6 x 10.2 x 14.7 cm
Item model numberWD5000AAKX
SeriesWD5000AAKX Caviar BLUE
ColorBlue
Screen Size3.5 inches
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00461G3MS
Best Sellers Rank 1,135 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight612 g
Date First Available30 Oct. 2010
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Western Digital WD5000AAKX - 500GB 3,5" 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Caviar Blue

From the Manufacturer

WD Blue Everyday Storage


Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) benefits

This testing ensures WD products consistently meet one of the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD puts its products through extensive testing in FIT lab prior to any product launch so that our customers have a hard drive they can trust when storing their digital content.

Storage for Your Everyday Computing Needs

The WD Blue sets the baseline for everyday storage by consistently delivering improved performance over previous generations while successfully maintaining WD's quality and reliability for over six generations.

  • Available in desktop (3.5-inch) and mobile (2.5-inch) form factors
  • Better for storing photos, videos and other important files
  • Tested extensively in WD FIT lab

Better Choice for your PC Needs

A sixth generation hard drive, WD Blue has only continued to grow since it was first introduced making it a solid choice for your everyday PC needs.

Compute with Confidence

The WD products are tested on hundreds of different systems, configurations and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab so you can be confident that their hard drives are compatible and will work within your PCs.

Easy Upgrade

The WD offers Acronis True Image (available as a download on the WD Support website), which enables you to easily copy all of your old data onto your new hard drive.

WD Blue WD Green WD Black
Ideal for Everyday storage for basic personal computing needs Secondary storage for those who need more space for their data Storage for gamers, creative professionals and those who demand the best
Highest Available Capacity 1 TB 6 TB 4 TB
Form Factor 2.5-inch & 3.5-inch 2.5-inch & 3.5-inch 2.5-inch & 3.5-inch
Cache 16MB - 64MB 64MB 64MB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John A. Ferguson on 20 May 2014
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I purchased this WD Hard drive as a new item to discover it was used and defective. The repair shop technician was surprised to note the shoddy packaging, the fingerprints and the severe scratches on the surface.In fact it is in a worse condition than the one being replaced. Amazon beware of your clients and their business practices. I will be more cautious in future when buying anything from your site. Buyer beware. I see I must give a star rating so 1 star is all I can give It should be minus 5 stars
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gadget on 17 Jun. 2012
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Old drive on my desktop started clattering and occasionally saying unable to find boot drive. This hard drive was larger than the original but took the ghosted copy of the system and worked first time. Now giving silent and speedy service.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By straycat on 18 May 2013
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ordered this hard drive turned out to be faulty.had it replaced with another one,4 months down the line, faulty again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R Gabb on 25 Sept. 2013
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As the title says I received my hard drive this morning only to find it was DOA. This was probably due to Amazon's rubbish packaging the hard drive was in, It was just the hard drive in an antistatic bag with a thin cardboard layer covering it. I Was surprised to see this as I have 3 of these drives already and they came from Amazon and arrived good as they were in a bigger box and were protected much better than this one was. I have decided to exchange for another one so see if the second one will be any better but I doubt it. Note to Amazon: changed the packaging back to the one is was before or at least write fragile on the box. Rather disappointed with Amazon. Amazon have now exchanged my hard drive this time with better packaging and is now working when it arrived.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr P on 4 Jun. 2012
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I've had the hard disk installed now for about two weeks. My hard disk failed and i thought it might of been an issue setting up the new one. It wasn't so bad after all. No other settings had to be changed on the motherboard, I just linked up the Sata cable connection, added the power supply and then stuck in the windows disk. Windows formatted the hard disk and hey presto, Bobs your uncle. Of course over time I've had to add the drivers for the other bits and pieces. Delivery was prompt and product works just as it should. No worries. I'd recommend it to anyone. Note the box it comes in is a a bit bigger than the disk, but this is good packaging for you. Make sure you're in when it's delivered or you'll have to pick it up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PCDATALINCS on 10 April 2013
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As expected Western Digital quality once more comes to the fore. Quiet as a church mouse while accessing data or booting up and it keeps nice and cool if its got a small fan cooling it. Highly recommended drive and combine it with a cooling fan on the PC case its great. Accesses data really fast and works as a main drive great.
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Alec on 4 April 2012
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Had the drive working for One week now in a new build Computer. Performs well, Its Sata 3 so read and write times are good. Is faster than Sata 2 but not spectacularly faster In real world use I find, the data speed within the computer is also affected by what chipset you're motherboard has and what CPU you have.
The drive is quite compared to some I've had in the past. Has the jumpers on the back which are used for limiting the speed from 6Gbps to 3Gbps and/or using the PUIS (power up in standby) mode, handy if you have a large raid array to save on power depending on motherboard compatibility and raid type. So overall a good hard drive, quite and for what you get a good price, would buy again for any more new builds in the near future.
Any problems with the drive and I will update this review.

PS, Two good tips when handling hard drives, always wear a anti-static wrist band if you have one, and once you've taken the hard drive out of the anti-static bag, don't put it back on top of it. The bag is only anti-static on the inside, not the outside.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacinto S. on 29 Feb. 2012
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Very good product, noticably quicker loading times over ATA300. Installed and formatted easily. Runs cool, and quiet. Delivered promptly and well packaged
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