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

( 4.4 Average / 127 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Western Digital

Part #

WD5000AAKX

Capacity

500 GB

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

Cache

16 MB

RPM

7200

Form Factor

3.5"

GB/$1.00

7.15

Price/GB

$0.140

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Prices

Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
OutletPC $69.89 +FREE s/h In stock $69.89
Monoprice $69.99 Out of stock $69.99+
Newegg $79.99 +FREE s/h In stock $79.99
Newegg Business $79.99 +FREE s/h $79.99

Price History (Excluding Tax) History:

Reviews

IceColdTabasco 7 points 44 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 11 points 38 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 3 points 35 months ago
from completed build Black and Blue Bruiser

Needed game storage. This should be enough for me.

Pazaz 21 points 33 months ago
from completed build Friend with a Budget

3000-4000 hours on, running strong still.

IwannaPC 14 points 33 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 30 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 13 points 29 months ago
from completed build Girlfriend's Gateway to PC Gaming

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

remysk 3 points 26 months ago
from completed build First (budget) PC

Nothing special, it perform as specified.

aTamedBear 14 points 25 months 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.

dab88 15 points 23 months ago
from completed build The SubZer0 NanoS

HDD from old build. Still works great