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Western Digital WD5003AZEX Caviar Black 3.5" 500GB SATA Hard Drive Refurbished

MPN: WD5003AZEX-R | SKU: GE1496
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  • Next-generation desktop performance hard drive designed to intensify your PC experience
  • Improved Architectural Designs: Dual Core Processor, High Resolution Controller (HRC), StableTrac Technology
  • Improved Data Protection: Vibration Control Technology (VCT), Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), NoTouchâ„¢ Ramp Load Technology
  • Industry-leading 5-year manufacturer limited warranty
  • Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary.
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  • Next-generation desktop performance hard drive designed to intensify your PC experience
  • Improved Architectural Designs: Dual Core Processor, High Resolution Controller (HRC), StableTrac Technology
  • Improved Data Protection: Vibration Control Technology (VCT), Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), NoTouchâ„¢ Ramp Load Technology
  • Industry-leading 5-year manufacturer limited warranty
  • Package includes a hard drive only - no screws, cables, manuals included. Please purchase mounting hardware and cables separately if necessary.
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Description

Refurbished model of WD Black 500 GB Internal HD - SATA - 40" - 7,200 RPM - WD5003AZEX. WD 500 GB SATA 3.5 Inch Drive Internal 7200 rpm a WD Black. Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming. High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best. WD Refurbishing is reliable and guaranteed to work like the original.

Ultimate Performance
The Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB hard drive offers leading performance for gaming enthusiasts and creative professionals. This quick loading hard drive offers ultra fast load times and file access.
Solid Mechanical Architecture
With enhanced reliability features, you can rest assured that your data will remain safe over a long lifetime of consistent operation.
High Capacity
This high capacity 500GB SATA III desktop hard drive gives you the space you need to store thousands of songs or photos, hours of high definition video, and all the programs or games you need.

Western Digital WD5003AZEX

Capacity
500GB
Interface
SATA 6.0Gbps
Cache
64 MB
Spindle Speed
7200 RPM
Form Factor
3.5 inch

Western Digital WD5003AZEX

Capacity
500GB
Interface
SATA 6.0Gbps
Cache
64 MB
Spindle Speed
7200 RPM
Form Factor
3.5 inch
Load / Unload Cycles
300,000 minimum
Power Consumption
Read/Write: 6.80 Watts
Idle: 6.10 Watts
Standby: 0.80 Watts
Sleep: 0.80 Watts
Acoustics
Read/Write: 29 dBA (average)
Idle: 30 dBA (average)
Shock
Operating: 30G, 2 ms
Non-Operating: 350G, 2 ms
Temperature
Operating: -0 Degrees C to 60 Degrees Degrees C
Non-Operating: -40 Degrees C to 70 Degrees Degrees C

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB HDD


Brand: Western Digital

MPN: WD5003AZEX-R

UPC: 956262628905

Compatibility: SATA 6.0Gbps

Packaging: OEM

Condition: Refurbished



Product Details

Manufacturer
Western Digital
MPN
WD5003AZEX

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
4.5
Reviews
5
65.31% (32)
4
16.33% (8)
3
4.08% (2)
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10.2% (5)
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This hard drive is the best quality at an inexpensive price point that will last ...
Even if you're just a normal consumer and this is for a normal pc, this hard drive is the best quality at an inexpensive price point that will last you at least five years with normal use guaranteed.
By Karl-Dieter Grote
Four stars
Worked
By Utz Koll
Five stars
Working
By Alexandre Denys
Perfectly serviceable drive
I'll begin by saying that i gave up being a computer nerd a couple of decades ago, so all i question of a device is that it work properly with reliability and reasonable speed. I bought this drive in july, 2015 to replace a dying hd in an aging windows xp machine that i wanted to keep running, as it holds software i have no intention of replacing in new versions costing thousands of dollars. This drive installed without incident, the os climbed aboard, backups restored, and i'm a happy guy. Unlike reports from earlier years, this drive is not noisy at all. I can't hear it seek. It's been in flawless operation for nine months now. No complaints at all. Remembering the days when we spent $800 for 5 megabytes--mega, not giga--of hd, this is a great ride.
By Ephraim Walstra
Come on wd! (wd5003azex)
I?€™ve been using wd?€™s for years (15+) and their black line is great. However, within the past 18 months their 500gb ?€œblack?€ wd5003azex is falling short. I?€™ve used countless wd 1tb blacks and they just keep running. Sadly even the time-tested 1tbs in the past 2yrs are starting to fail just a bit more then i like. But even more alarming is the new style 500tb black that are right now shipping. In less than 12 months they just die, and i mean die! No data recovery possible. My last one failed by plowing its heads into the platter and causing a squeaky noise as the heads are dragged across the platter! This unit sat safe and sound on a very sturdy rack, far away from harm?€™s way, yet after just 11 months of light use it failed. And this isn?€™t the first time a wd 500 black wd5003azex failed on me.The black lineup until recently included: top and bottom spindle support, fast transfer rates, and long lifespan. But the new design specs aren?€™t good in the real world.As of now, our experience shows that the most reliable wd drives are the 2tb and 4tb black models. However, if you need an small and inexpensive drive; do your research first. Yes drives are cheap so why worry? But my data is not. If i have to pay out another $60-$90 ok, but the data i loose is not right now. We?€™re testing 2.5?€ black drives in full size desktops and towers, and so far so good. You?€™ll need a 2.5 to 3.5?€ adaptor possibly, but they?€™re enduring much better their their 3.5?€ counterparts.Lessen? Just like in real estate: ?€œlocation-location-location?€, do your ?€œbackups-backups-backups!?€.
By Werner Schauer
It is awesome no problems
I read a lot of reviews, and some one said the hard drive was loud, for me only the first time turning it on, it is so quite i have to pinch myself to make sure i alive, lol. I choose the black for the 5 yr warranty, i had owed one for my laptop before as well. It is awesome no problems. I could of bought a 1tb hard drive, but why? I don't think i will even be able to fill up a 500gb, 666,000 pictures, etc. Unless i was making movies, or doing work with a band, i might need something larger. This hard drive is a winner for sure, and if you get one that's not quite, return it cause they are and supposed to be!
By Meral Erbulak
Love it
Love it. Performs as advertised 06.19.2016
By Anna Sanz
Would recommend.
Product as described, would recommend.
By Filippa Christensen
Five stars
Works great thanks
By Devi Groenveld
Four stars
Works great so far. I am wd fans. They really built a reliable quality products

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