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

by Western Digital
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)



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WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM + Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit + Intel Core i3 4130 Dual Core CPU Retail (Socket 1150, 3.4GHz, 3MB, 54W, Extended Memory 64 Technology, Execute Disable Bit)
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight490 g
Product Dimensions2.6 x 10.2 x 14.7 cm
Item model numberWD5000AAKX
ColorBlue
Screen Size3.5 inches
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00461G3MS
Best Sellers Rank 1,425 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight567 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Digital Caviar SATAIII hard drives 28 April 2013
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Items well packed and arrived as per information.
These drives are quite,fast and well worth the purchase. Good technical online support from WD
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vibrates when running 23 Nov 2012
By S. Lee
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Have assembled a quiet pc using Cooler Master sound proofed case an expensive high efficiency power supply, an ASUS fanless graphics card and an OCZ SSD for the C drive. Very pleased with the result except when this drive is running it vibrates the whole machine and the desk - just a little but enough to annoy.
I brought two of these drives for my new pc and both are fitted to removable bays and both vibrate in the same way so I assume it is a consequence of them running at 7200rpm speed? Otherwise they are very quiet in operation - no clicking sound during read/write operations.
This new pc stops the drive if not used for a while to save or open work, and it's noticeable when it stops spinning, and when it starts up again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Hard Drive 17 Jun 2012
By Gadget
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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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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality Product 17 May 2011
By SAM
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This is the latest generation (SATAIII)of hard drive which runs 6gb/s.
Really very fast and Amazing thing is it is backward compatible
and works like SATAII as well.
I will replace this hard drive soon with my all office systems.
Just bear in mind you need sataIII support motherboard for maximum advantage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 4 Jun 2012
By Mr P
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great HDD 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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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy Drive, quick access and quite 4 April 2012
By Alec
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit!!!
It's a great harddrive for the money, went into my iMac G5 no problem. Has a quick response speed, no noise and I would recommend it to anyone with it's performance so far.
Published 4 days ago by Daniel Jevons
5.0 out of 5 stars Had this for over two years, still going steady ...
Had this for over two years, still going steady. I have a WD Elements external which I've had for over a decade, I've played music off of it daily, and wiped and reloaded the thing... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Claygate
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
slotted in well everything was cool delivery also
Published 7 days ago by wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars easy installation - hasn't let me down yet
Quick, easy installation - hasn't let me down yet!
Published 28 days ago by Xyz232
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and reliable
I got two and they've been punished over two years. For a HDD it's quite fast, if you want your computer to be quick, having a fast drive to run your OS and programs is the most... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr Stern
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware.
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... Read more
Published 2 months ago by John A. Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent purchase
Go for this deal if you need to upgrade your HD if you don't need TBs of storage (I only accumulate photos and music). It's quiet, quick and efficient.
Published 2 months ago by andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent HDD
Never had problems with 500GB hdd - can not say that about bigger hdd`s 1TB+. Ass summary I have 4 hdd`s 500GB each. Power consumption is excellent as well as speed and low noise.
Published 2 months ago by Michal
4.0 out of 5 stars XP to Windows 7
Fitted into my old computer with my new software. Seems to work well - so far so good and I am sure this will continue.
Published 2 months ago by BillB
4.0 out of 5 stars good
nice and cheap
i will recommend it
nothing special about it
its a very good buy for the price it comes with
Published 2 months ago by yigit
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