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Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc SATA 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 5YR MFR Warranty

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SKU: 33883
Shipping Weight: 2lbs

Part #: WD5001AALS

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Features:

WD Caviar Black drive combines 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.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 32 MB
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Hot Swappable Yes
Limited Warranty 5 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.52 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
ProductId1012072189

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Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 32 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s (2.3 Gbit/s)
     Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD5001AALS
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.com
     Package Type: Bulk
     Product Line: Caviar Black
     Product Model: WD5001AALS
     Product Name: Caviar Black WD5001AALS 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)
     Hot Swappable: Yes
     Weight (Approximate): 689.5 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 500 GB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 5 Year

Customer Reviews of Western Digital WD WD5001AALS

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 regarding Western Digital WD WD5001AALS reviews.
Rad S.
05/05/11
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

- Reliable HDD, that works at advertised, as a backup drive
- Higher cach (32MB)
Cons
- a nit pick, compared to SSDs, the HDD is noisy/audiable when in use - no suprised though - still 5 stars.
Summary
There is not much to say about this product that has not been said before. You picked this product for it's size (500GB), cach (32MB), price (after PriceMatch) and WD brand. That is my 2 cents. Hope the product serves you well for years to come.

Peter_T
04/24/11
Experience: 2 Years

Pros

High cache and stability.
Cons
NONE!!!
Summary
Western Digital has never let me down. Compared to other brands, this has gotta be one of the best value to performance in its class.

Jason_H
03/08/11
Experience: 2 Years

Pros

-Solid HD
-Dependable
-quiet
Cons
None
Summary
I have 2 of these drives running in raid stripe for my system for 2 years now with no problems and 32MB cache makes them a fast drive. They are a quiet drive and affordable. I would recommend for main drive or storage.

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-08-11 02:45 PM

Bubbles99
03/06/11
Experience: 7 Days

Pros

Western digital quality and great price
Cons
none so far
Summary
I use the black western digital hard drives in 99% of my builds and have yet to have one fail. I found that the Black drive give the best performance and depedability in mechanical drives. I will definaty purchase again

Jonathan_S
02/19/11
Experience: 6 Days

Pros

Quality
5 years warranty
Cons
none
Summary
I bought this drive for a friend who needed an external hard drive to transform her Bell receiver in a PVR. I've read that the receiver can be tricky to work with slower disks so I got this drive. It was recognize by the receiver in a few seconds and works perfectly.

bionicbadger
01/06/11
Experience: 3 Months

Pros

Reasonably Fast, pretty quiet
Cons
none
Summary
Bought this drive because I needed something to put into my MAME cabinet computer. Its pretty cheap pricewise, and reasonably fast. Not too loud either. Its worked great for the 3 months I've had it so far.

Vegetables
12/30/10
Experience: 4 Months

Pros

-Fast
-Quiet
Cons
-Not as big of a speed improvement over my old 320GB Caviar Blue as I had hoped.
Summary
Yeah. Basically what I said in pros and cons.
If you have a fairly recent hard drive (eg. From 2-3 years ago), don't expect a large speed boost with this one.
Actually, don't expect a phenomenal speed boost from anything but an SSD, ha ha.

There's really nothing terribly wrong with this drive. It's quiet and provides a snappy computing experience.

Dharampal_A
12/27/10
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

Good drive
Cheap
No packaging
Cons
None..
Summary
Nothing really to say, oem drive, comes in a bag, my third drive of this exact same kind. Never fails me, always works.

If you need a 500GB drive, it will work for you.

(Worked in Nexstar enclosure too..)

xbournex
12/08/10
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

quick OS drive
Cons
Warms up if there is no front fan
Summary
Bought and used for a computer to run SC2. Boot up is much faster than my 1TB Hitachi that i got during a sale. solid purchase. all 50 other people have summed it up already.

James_W
11/02/10
Experience: 4 Months

Pros

Fast, reliable, 5 year warranty
Cons
None
Summary
I wanted to upgrade a Desktop PC and researched all the drives. I chose this one mainly because I thought it could help boost the speed, and it comes with a 5 year warranty. Can't go wrong with this one.

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Messages about Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc SATA 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 5YR MFR Warranty

EVERY SINGLE bubble in wrapping was popped (Robert_R- Apr 06, 11, 10 Replies)
READS are almost at 0mb/s but writes are fine. PL (Dmitry_N- Sep 15, 10, 4 Replies)
My computer won't pick up this hard drive (CSS- Aug 27, 10, 3 Replies)
Good for RAID1? (Sean_M- Aug 05, 10, 5 Replies)
what is dual proc? (Sumin_C- Jul 05, 10, 1 Replies)
WD Green vs. Black (wiglet- Feb 11, 10, 8 Replies)
Request this on special again! (Sen_L- Dec 04, 09, 4 Replies)
Is this normal? (Zoran_P- Nov 19, 09, 0 Replies)
L-Shaped Sata cable (Luu-ser Mobile- Nov 08, 09, 7 Replies)
Sata 1 or Sata 2 (Troy_P- Aug 24, 09, 1 Replies)
Never on Special? (Wojtek.- Mar 04, 09, 2 Replies)
This vs 640GB model (Fat Tony (Honkytonkman)- Nov 25, 08, 9 Replies)
this vs the SE16? (waimond_f- Oct 30, 08, 0 Replies)

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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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