WD Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AAKX) HDD

Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (5000AAKX) HDD

  • 500GB Capacity
  • SATA 6Gbps Interface
  • 7200RPM Spin Speed
  • 8.9ms Average Seek Time
  • 16MB Cache
  • 3 Year Warranty. ** Backwards compatible with SATA-II **
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Stock Code: HD-364-WD

EAN: 0718037773421


Manufacturer: WD

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Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (5000AAKX) HDD

Get Storage Capacity Up to 6 TB
Boost your PC storage with WD Blue drives, the brand designed just for desktop and all-in-one PCs. The WD Blue family now delivers data storage capacities up to 6 TB:
Entry Level: Up to 1 TB
Mainstream: 2 TB to 4 TB
Best Upgrade: 5 TB+

Improve PC Performance
Pair a larger capacity drive with an SSD to give your desktop a performance and storage boost. The SSD maximizes speed of data access, while the WD Blue drive stores up to 6 TB of movies, games, files, applications and more.

Upgrade and Backup with Ease
WD hard drives come with free access to WD Acronis True Image. Our downloadable software quickly copies all your existing data to your new drive – without reinstalling your operating system. Backup and restore functions make it easy to save and retrieve your personal data.

Future-Proof Your Storage
With better technology comes bigger storage needs. Cameras that record ultra-high definition video at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second require a ton of storage. Handling all that media is a snap with our 6 TB drive, capable of storing up to 281.25 hours of 4K video.

Trust in WD
If you know WD, you know our reliability is legendary. Every WD Blue drive is designed, tested and built to last, and ships with a 2-year limited warranty.

Recommended use – WD Blue storage is tested and recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs, industrial applications, notebooks, and external enclosures.

- Desktop PC
- All-In-One PC
- Gaming PC
- Industrial Applications
- External Hard Drive Cases
- 2 Year Warranty

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Top Notch Gear

Bought my blue drive about 3 years or so ago now back when OCUK were selling Windows 7 and a 500GB blue drive as a bundle and it is still going strong. Absolutely no noise, clicking or vibrating that it should be doing. Not much more to be said, it works, it works well and does it quietly.


Great value

Bought two of these for a new home built PC. First time I have used Western Digital. Build quality seems better than Maxtor/Seagate that I am used too and after several weeks use I am pleased with the speed and have had no problems at all.
At a little over

Paul 2011-09-24

Good HDD

A fantastic drive very cheap and it's worth ever penny 5star product and got delivered within 24hours of ordering!

James 2011-07-23

Does the Job perfectly

With not much diversity to be found amongst HDD's, most customers are only looking for 3 things (with the exception of size, as that is really just personal preference):

- Quiet
- Fast
- Reliable

I can safely say this achieves all 3 factors comfortably leaving no room to complain.

On top of that, the value of this product is fantastic, this is more than likely due to the release and improving technology of SSD's, meaning an investment in a HDD is more or less perfect timing for value.

I have this hooked up alongside a 640GB 11 series Barracuda and my read/write speeds for this drive beat the Barracuda by a reasonable margin as expected. I also run Windows on a 120GB OCZ Vertex II SSD, this understandably is no comparison in terms of speeds, but no one would expect that of a HDD anyway - they are different products.

All in all, a fantastic product at a great price, and for this price it is definitely the one to go for (especially against the fairly unreliable Barracuda).

5 Stars

Tom 2011-05-29

i bought two

large. quiet. quick. sort of wish i went for a hybrid but the system i was building wasnt an all out performance rig

matthew 2011-04-20

Very good!

Very quiet and very fast, what more could you possibly want! :D

Bob 2011-04-11


Bought a computer with this Hard drive in it. It's great. Going to buy another so I have 1 TB

Victor Omoniyi 2011-03-20


perfect drive for small fast installations..
Quick access for larger based files .movies and wat not.. glad i bought this

dave 2011-03-07


Bought this drive and have found it to be very quick and exceptionally quiet. Well worth the investment.

Adam 2011-02-14

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