WD - Black 500GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops (OEM/Bare Drive)

This WD Black WD5003AZEX internal hard drive features NoTouch Ramp Load technology, which prevents wear and tear on the drive for increased durability. The 64MB cache buffer offers speedy processing for efficient performance.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Black 500GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • Manual, software, cables, and screws not included.

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Features


500GB storage capacity

For storing digital files, including music, movies and more.

Serial ATA interface

Enables simple connection to your computer. Suitable for use in high-performance workstations, all-in-one computers, home media computers and desktops.

Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps

For quick response when you are updating files.

64MB cache buffer

Along with 7200 rpm speed ensures fast processing.

Corruption Protection technology

Limits potential data loss during power loss to the drive. High Resolution Controller (HRC) supports increased data precision.

Manual, software, cables and mounting screws are not included.


Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome drive

    Posted
    Jared
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    This was my first time doing anything hardware related to my computer and this was very easy to install. Western Digital provides very detailed steps about how to install this drive and it worked out great. Some people say it is noisy but I haven't noticed any issues with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive Replacement

    Posted
    BigZ
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    I replaced my WD5000AAKX "Blue" 500 Gb drives with WDWD5003AZEX "Black" 500 Gb drives and got a significant increase in speed during booting and normal operation. The increase from 16Mb to 64Mb of cache really helped speed things up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a hard drive should.

    Posted
    culinary
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    It worked; It fit; It is a hard drive - something you plug in and forget and never see again. How long it will last is the $64,000 question. Hey Best Buy, how about asking me every year from now if it still works!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellant HDD for the price.

    Posted
    Blaiser1
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    I bought this HDD to increase the performance of my desktop system because I do play some very hardware demanding games.It performs very well and meets all of my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Dav456
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Drive had no files on it, just a plain empty drive. Installed in the tower easily and reacted to loading files without problems. One reason for the purchase is the reliability of WD Black drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

    Posted
    Greyhound
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Fast, quiet, and reliable. Well worth the small extra price to upgrade from Blue to Black.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good hard drive for the money

    Posted
    gymguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    See pros and cons. The drive was physically easy to install but would not load software until I re-formatted it and deleted all partitions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive

    Posted
    ACCLLC
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    We will only use the WD Black hard drives, great solid drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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