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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS 3.5IN NCQ Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty

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Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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Customer Reviews of Western Digital WD WD5000AAKS

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Novatech9989
02/26/16
Experience: 5 Days

Pros

fast
Cons
none
Summary
works great

SWAG REview
06/05/12
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

For the moment i like this product and ive been using it for 1month no problem
Cons
None
Summary
This item is really good good quality good price worth it

Eric_T
02/23/11
Experience: 3 Months

Pros

Faster than the greens!
Cons
For a few more bucks, you can get the 1TB... (price match)
Summary
It's a decent drive for everyday use, not too loud (compared to my other parts at least!)

It's lasted me 3 months and will hopefully last me much longer!

Spartan812
02/09/11
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

500GB
3 Year Warranty
Cons
None
Summary
Great little hard drive for everyday use. Western Digital is always been a leading hard drive manufacturer which I have never had a problem with. Their drives are well build. The price of under $40 is well worth this drive.

Andrew_L
01/13/11
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

-great price
-good performance
Cons
only 3 yrs warrant
Summary
good drive for a budget build, for regular use computer.

Elie Cassat
01/01/11
Experience: 10 Days

Pros

Got it for 35 bucks, good deal.
Cons
only 500gb(fine for the average users)
Summary
Nothing special here. Just a nice cheap HDD.

Ryan_K
12/09/10
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Quiet, good speeds
Cons
None
Summary
Faster than the WD Green drives. Its a great buy if you don't need terabytes of storage. Solid drive for a small system.

Andrew_J
11/28/10
Experience: 3 Months

Pros

-is cheap
-is quiet
Cons
-not as fast as its competitors
-price is not ideal
Summary
Might have been an excellent drive back in the day, but for the price now it is not as good as its competitors

andre_b
11/17/10
Experience: 4 Months

Pros

Good quality
Cons
Speed sometimes drop
Summary
Decent speeds affordable storage. Price is close to smaller drives but do offer more storage . A bit slow for a system drive with window 7. Good overall performances.

Ben_L
11/06/10
Experience: 4 Days

Pros

500gb
7200rpm
fast
quiet
Cons
lots of vibrations
Summary
i love western digital hd's, but this kinda disapointed me, everything about it is great, fast, quiet, seems to be very cool, not much heat came off it, but as i use my pc more and more, there was this hummm, not very audible, but can almost feel it, the drive gave off lots of vibrations, the disc spinning must have cause the vibrations, either way i took it back out and used my old samsung 250gb drive, and just used this 500gb as external drive storage

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Features:

This product is sourced from the open market in the best available condition.

With SATA and PATA interfaces and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 16 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s (2.3 Gbit/s)
     Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD-IMSourcing
     Manufacturer: WD-IMSourcing
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD5000AAKS
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.imsourcing.com
     Package Type: Bulk
     Product Line: Caviar Blue
     Product Model: WD5000AAKS
     Product Name: Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.79" (146.99 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1.03" (26.11 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 630.5 g
     Width: 4" (101.60 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: Perpendicular Magnetic Recording
IntelliSeek
SecurePark
StableTrac
Low Power Consumption
Cool and Quiet
ShockGuard
WhisperDrive Technology
     Storage Capacity: 500 GB
Warranty  
     Additional Warranty Information:
  • Product does not ship from original manufacturer
  • Product may not be eligible for original manufacturer warranty, rebates or programs
  • Direct replacement warranty provided by Ingram Micro (1 year for components, 3 year for systems)
  • Product ships from IMSourcing facility within 2-3 days or from stock
  • BULK, REF, and NOB Product may ship in non-standard packaging
  • All returns processed directly from IMSourcing
  • Where applicable, -RF or -IM indicates an IMSourcing certified pre-owned product

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    Messages about Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS 3.5IN NCQ Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty

    These will not work in Raid (john m- Jan 27, 11, 13 Replies)
    WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 Controller Replacement (zend0j0- Nov 07, 10, 2 Replies)
    current benchmarks? (lsi- Sep 12, 10, 0 Replies)
    Drive not being recognized? (Earl_G- Sep 12, 10, 2 Replies)
    Anyone getting Silver ones instead of Black ones ! (ConcentratE- Jun 03, 10, 16 Replies)
    Difference between WD green blue black ect drives (skippels_C- Mar 25, 10, 1 Replies)
    What is the platter size of the WD Blue 500GB (Andy_C- Mar 05, 10, 1 Replies)
    It makes some noises (maldini- Jan 09, 09, 9 Replies)
    WD 500GB DIEING???? (aroundtheworld- Oct 29, 08, 2 Replies)
    Is this drive really no good? (SWC_Ant- Aug 24, 08, 5 Replies)
    Changing C Drive (transient- Aug 11, 08, 7 Replies)
    Consistency Checking... (Alfred_C- Jul 30, 08, 2 Replies)
    RMA = Refurb (from NCIX)? (death_hawkâ„¢- Jul 06, 08, 9 Replies)
    In or Out ? (stoanee- May 31, 08, 0 Replies)

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    Reviews from the Web

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    URL: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/350596/review/wd_caviar_blue_50
    Comment:
    Posted by: [BF2] DigitalNinja @09/15/10
    URL: http://www.tweakforce.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=148
    Comment:
    Posted by: [BF2] DigitalNinja @09/15/10
    URL: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/500gb-hdd-disk,2150-5.html
    Comment:
    Posted by: [BF2] DigitalNinja @09/15/10
    URL: http://www.hothardware.com/articles/Western_Digital_WD5000KS_500GB_SAT
    Comment: Western Digital definitely has a relative speed demon on its hands with the WD5000KS. While it can't keep up with the company's Raptor, it can definitely win most battles against competing high-capacity hard drives.
    Posted by: RAZE @11/09/07
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    Warranty length may vary per specific model.  Western Digital Raptor and Caviar RE series enterprise drives are covered by a 5 year warranty. Caviar and Caviar Blue & Green desktop drives are covered by a 2 year warranty for OEM drives, and a 1 year warranty for Retail.

           

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    Product

    Product Designator

    Component Drive1

    Retail Kit

    Enterprise Drives:

     

     

     

    WD Raptor, WD RE, WD RE2, WD RE2-GP, WD RE3, WD RE4, WD RE4-GP, WD VelociRaptor, WD RE SAS

    GD, SD, SB, YD, YR, YS, ADFD, ADFS, ABPS, AYPS, AYYS, ABYS, FYYS, FBYX, ABYX, FYPS, GLFS, BLFS, HLFS, HLHX, BLHX, FYYG

    5-year

    5-year

    WD S25 SAS Hard Drive

    BKFG, BKHG, BKFF

    5-year

    N/A

    Desktop Drives:

     

     

     

    WD Caviar Black

    AAEX, AALS, FAEX, FAES, FALS, FASS

    5-year

    5-year

    WD Caviar Blue (WD Caviar, WD Caviar SE, WD Caviar SE16)

    BB, LB, JB, PB, JD, JS, KS, KD, KS, ABKS, AABS, AAJS, AAKS, AABB, AAJB, AAKB, AAKX, AALX, EALX

    3-year

    3-year

    WD Caviar Blue

    WDBAAV, WDBAAW, WDBAAX

    3-year

    2-year

    WD Raptor X

    AHFD

    5-year

    5-year

    WD Caviar Green (WD Caviar GP)

    EACS, EADS, AACS, AADS, EARS

    3-year

    3-year

    WD Caviar Green

    WDBAAY

    3-year

    2-year

    Mobile Drives:

     

     

     

    WD Scorpio Black

    BPKT, BEKT, BJKT

    5-year

    5-year

    WD Scorpio Blue

    VE, UE, BEAS, BEVS, BEVE, BEVT, KEVT, TEVT, BPVT

    2-year

    3-year

    WD Scorpio Blue

    WDBABA, WDBABB, WDBABC

    2-year

    2-year

    CE Drives:

     

     

     

    WD AV, WD AV-GP, WD AV-25 AV

    AVBS, AVJS, AVBB, AVJB, EVCS, EURS, AVCS, AVVS, BUDT, EVVS

    3-year

    3-year

    External Drives:

     

     

     

    WD ShareSpace™

    WDA4NC

    N/A

    3-year

    My Book Studio, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

    WDH1Q, WDML, WDMT, WDMS

    N/A

    5-year

    My Book Mirror, My Book Pro, My Book Pro II, My Book World, My Book World II, My Book Studio II, My Book Home, My Book Office, My Book Elite, My Book Studio, My Book Studio LX, My Book Live

    WDH2U, WDG1T, WDG2TP, WDG1NC, WDH1NC, WDG2NC, WDH2NC, WDH2Q, WDH1CS, WDH1B, WDBAAH, WDBAAJ, WDBC3G, WDBACH, WDBACGxxxxHCH

    N/A

    3-year

    WD Elements SE, WD Elements, WD Elements Portable, My Book Essential, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Premium, My Book Premium ES, My Book Premium II, Dual-Option Media Center, Dual-Option Combo, Dual-Option USB, NetCenter, Lighted Combo, Extreme Lighted Combo, USB, Combo, FireWire

    WDBABV, WDE1U, WDE1MS, WDBAAR, WDG1U, WDH1U, WDG1C, WDG1SU, WDG2T, WDXUL, WDXF, WDXUB, WDXB, WDXE, WDXC

    N/A

    1-year

    My Book Essential, My Book for Mac, My Book 3.0

    WDBAAF, WDBACW, WDBAAG, WDBAAK, WDBABP

    N/A

    2-year

    WD Passport Pocket Drive

    WDXMM

    N/A

    1-year

    WD Passport (all colors)

    WDXML, WDXMS, WDXMC, WDXMSA, WDXSMB, WDXSMC, WDXMSE

    N/A

    3-year

    My Passport Essential, My Passport for Mac, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

    WDME, WDMEA, WDBAAC, WDBAAE

    N/A

    3-year

    My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, My Passport for Mac, My Passport AV, My Passport SE for Mac, My Passport Studio

    WDBAAA, WDBACY, WDBABM, WDBAAB, WDBBXV, WDBL1D, WDBABS, WDBABW, WDBK8A, WDBALG

    N/A

    2-year

    Home Entertainment:

     

     

     

    My DVR Expander eSATA Edition, My DVR Expander USB Edition, WD TV, WD TV Live, WD TV Live Plusk, WD TV Live Hub

    WDG1S, WDH1S, WDAV, WDBAAN, WDBABX, WDBABZ, WDBACA

    N/A

    1-year

    My Book AV DVR Expander

    WDBABT

    N/A

    2-year

    Solid State Storage

     

     

     

    WD SiliconEdge Blue Solid State Drives

    2100

    N/A

    3-year

    WD SiliconDrive N1x Solid State Drives

    2500

    N/A

    5-year

     

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