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WD WD5003AZEX Caviar Black 500GB SATA3 3.5" Hard Drive

MPN: WD5003AZEX | SKU: WK2835
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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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Key Selling Points

  • 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

Add this WD Caviar Black 500GB Hard Drive to your desktop system for 500GB of storage with a fast SATA III connection, with transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s. Save your games and other applications, as well as movies, images, and music. A fast 7200RPM spin speed makes helps responsiveness in reading and writing data, giving you great performance and large storage for less money. Combine 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, leading-edge vibration protection ensure enhanced reliability.

  • Desktop performance hard drive.
  • Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders.
  • Performance storage available in up to 6TB capacities.
  • WD's StableTrac and Dynamic Cache Technology increase reliability and optimize performance.
  • Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty.

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  • WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA3 3.5" HDD


Brand: Western Digital

MPN: WD5003AZEX

UPC: 718037800233

Compatibility: SATA III

Packaging: OEM

Condition: New



Product Details

Manufacturer
WD
Classification
Black
MPN
WD5003AZEX
Packaging
Bare Drive
Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Size
500GB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB
Form Factor
3.5"
Height (maximum)
26.10mm
Width (maximum)
101.60mm
Length (maximum)
147.00mm

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
4.5
Reviews
5
65.0% (39)
4
13.33% (8)
3
3.33% (2)
2
5.0% (3)
1
13.33% (8)
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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 Emily White
Four stars
Worked
By Auguste Noel
Five stars
Working
By Carter Walker
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 Susie Spencer
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
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 Amelie Bernhardsen
Love it
Love it. Performs as advertised 06.19.2016
By Adriana Bravo
Would recommend.
Product as described, would recommend.
By
Five stars
Works great thanks
By
Four stars
Works great so far. I am wd fans. They really built a reliable quality products

Q&A

Question & Answers
By OutletPC Shopper on 2013-06-06
will this hard drive work in my asus n13219 motherboard?

By Customer Service on 2013-06-06

Answer:
Yes, your board should have the necessary SATA connection to use this hard drive.


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