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WD Black 500 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache

100% Positive Reviews

Posted

Pros: Fast, solid performance, stable

Bought this HDD for my mothers PC build, acting as a primary hard driver for her PC build.
Thus Windows 7 professional was installed on it.
I must say the performance is absolutely outstanding, almost to the point of beating my own Corsair Force GT SSD in some respects.
For example the boot up time of the HDD from cold boot to Windows is around 50 seconds.
This is with an i3-3225, 8GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM and a Gigabyte motherboard.

It really surprised me how well this HDD performs.
I would HIGHLY suggest this hard drive to anyone looking for a primary HDD for their PC's.
Might be wise getting the blue/green version as a secondary/tertiary hard drive for your PC - this would save you some money.
WD Black 500 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
Description:

WD Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 64 MB cache, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and up to 2 TB capacity with an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. Rock solid mechanical architecture and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandWestern Digital
EAN0151902931180
FeatureWD Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 64 MB cache, and SATA 6 Gb/s interface for the ultimate in power computing. High performance electronics architecture features dual processors and bigger, faster caches for maximum read and write speeds. StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. 500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video. 5 year limited warranty.
LabelWestern Digital
ManufacturerWestern Digital
ModelWD5003AZEX
MPN0718037800233
PublisherWestern Digital
SKUWD5003AZEXSP77397dandh
StudioWestern Digital
TitleWD Black 500 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache, 5 Year Warranty - WD5003AZEX
UPC956262628905
Warranty5 year limited warranty.
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Item Height1 inches
Item Length5.8 inches
Item Width4 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height2.9 inches
Package Length7.5 inches
Package Weight1.1 pounds
Package Width6.7 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber0718037800233
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_DRIVE_OR_STORAGE
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Item Weight0.97 pounds
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
ItemPartNumberWD5003AZEX
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