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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

( 4.4 Average / 106 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Western Digital

Part #

WD5000AAKX

Capacity

500GB

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

Cache

16MB

RPM

7200

Form Factor

3.5"

GB/$1.00

12.20

Price/GB

$0.082

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Amazon $37.00 +$3.99 s/h In stock $40.99
( 28 new from $37.00, 22 used from $23.99. Last updated 21 minutes ago. )
OutletPC $51.88 $51.88+
SuperBiiz $51.99 $51.99+
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Reviews

IceColdTabasco 8 points 20 months ago
from completed build Kaveri Box - Cheap Gaming Rig

Also scrapped a 500GB Caviar Blue from my old rig. Eh, fast enough and gets the job done.

darkscrap 12 points 14 months ago
from completed build Budget Processing Powerhouse

Pulled this guy out of an older computer I was given. A little bit older, but I'm planning on getting a second identical one during Black Friday and RAID them. But so far, so good.

Changed Windows %temp% and my user profile directories over to this drive so the SDD wouldn't see as many read/writes hopefully.

rayzhell 2 points 10 months ago
from completed build Black and Blue Bruiser

Needed game storage. This should be enough for me.

Pazaz 23 points 9 months ago
from completed build Friend with a Budget

3000-4000 hours on, running strong still.

IwannaPC 17 points 8 months ago
from completed build FROMSCRAP

It's a slower HDD, but because I got it with other crucial parts for only $50, I can't complain. It loads Windows 7 fast enough.

SuperM4Tanker 8 points 6 months ago

I use this drive as my main boot drive and it's fairly quick and has been working over a year now no issues

Pazaz 14 points 5 months ago
from completed build Girlfriend's Gateway to PC Gaming

Could be faster, could be slower. Reliable if properly stored.

remysk 3 points 2 months ago
from completed build First (budget) PC

Nothing special, it perform as specified.

aTamedBear 14 points 15 days ago
from completed build Fire I3 6100 build

Only part i used from the old PC. Probably going to upgrade when there is an hdd sale.