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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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23266
   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: WD5000AAKS

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

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.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 16 MB
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.39 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
ProductId1010452824


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 16 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
     Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD5000AAKS
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.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: 5.8" (147 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (26.1 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 630.5 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 500 GB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Customer Reviews of (Western Digital WD WD5000AAKS)

Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed in these reviews.
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
 Verified Owner
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
 Verified Owner
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
 Verified Owner
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
 Verified Owner
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
 Verified Owner
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
 Verified Owner
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

Sylvain_P
11/03/10
Experience: 3 Months
Pros
price, quality
Cons
none
Summary
i use this harddisk on a budget build. it's a good harddisk for the price. you can't make a mistake when you buy a western caviar hd. i didn't buy it on ncix at this time but it's clearly less expensive here now..! next time i will buy it here! i recommend this product to everyones who is on a low budget build!!

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

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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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Product Warranty
First 30 days limited warranty through NCIX.com. The remainder of the two year warranty is provided directly by the manufacturer.

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.

       

Warranty coverage for drives is covered by NCIX for the first thirty (30) days with the remainder of the warranty covered by Western Digital.

       

Western Digital warranty policy by model:

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp

       
       
       
       
       

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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