Western Digital Bulk WD5000AAKX 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5

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Western Digital Bulk WD5000AAKX 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5

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SINGLE BULK PACK WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB SATA 6Gb/s Internal 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive WD Caviar Blue hard drives are available with SATA 6 Gb/s interface built to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. With capacities ranging from 250 GB to 1 TB, these drives are the perfect solution for family and business computing.


Model No.: WD5000AAKX
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Origin of Components: USA or Imported

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Customer Reviews | 14 reviews | 4.5 out of 5

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bare bones- perfect drive

Customer review by campbell8300

5.0 stars by campbell8300

Wow. Hard to beat 500 GB for $50 (at least for the next 6 months anyway). And delivered to my door for just a penny! Awesome!!! Just be aware that "bare bones" is exactly what it means. Hard drive in a brown box. No instructions or anything. If you've taken the cover off your computer before then this is a snap. Walmart did excellent with delivery and packaging. Can't beat it!

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Canyon, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:35 - 44
Usage:Every day
WD Internal Hard Drive

Customer review by Moonifa

5.0 stars by Moonifa

Western Digital hard drives out perform other brands. This one is no exception. It installed easily and it was super smooth to get set up and Windows installed. It is noticeably faster than my old hard drive of 5400 rpm in bringing up files and programs. (I am comparing this to when the old hard drive was new). I would recommend Western Digital over any other manufacturer. In my experience they also have a much longer life span. My external hard drive is also a Western Digital. I give it five stars all around.

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Morristown, TN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:45 - 54
Usage:Every day
Great Drive the the price

Customer review by realcrown

5.0 stars by realcrown

Ship to me Site to Store, safe easy pickup. Drive was packaged well and work right out of the box. Be aware that bare drives don't come with any cables or screws. I have own many of these drives in the pasted and Western Digital builds good drives. Been in my newer computer now about three weeks and I've had no problems. I would'nt buy a drive now days any smaller than this one, programs, pictures, and music just take up to much space. All and All I give this purchase a Five Star Rating.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:55 - 64
Usage:Every day
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Will this hard drive need a case or is it ready to install
by welder4 3/28/2011
  • This Bare Drive is made to install internal. It is for installing into a desktop computer case. There are some enclosers out there to make it a potable drive, but you will then half to buy a potable case to install it into to make it work that way. Wal Mart sells Back up drives however that hookup using a USB cable.
    by realcrown8/21/2011
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  • This is an internal hard drive and can just be plugged in and will work. However, these hard drives do NOT include an operating system so make sure you have your OS disks ready because you will need them.
    by dcurren7/3/2011
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  • Well, it's an internal drive, so there's really not a case. Since it is installed inside your computer, you attach rails to each side, slide it into the slot, plug in the data cable, start up, make any BIOS changes, and you're done.
    by campbell83006/2/2011
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  • It's ready to install.
    by HardDriveBuyer5/23/2011
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  • Ready to install with the standard locations for the screw holes to mount in your tower.
    by Oregonstan5/8/2011
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  • Ready to install in your desktop.
    by GT195/4/2011
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  • It is ready to install into the bay of your PC, on the mounting rails that are already in your PC. It needs nothing else. Be sure and keep your screws from your old hard drive as it does not come with any screws. It is crucial that you use only those short screws used on hard drives. Longer screws could possibly cause damage. I usually only use one screw per side although it is customary to use two per side.
    by Moonifa5/3/2011
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  • This is not a hard drive; it is simply a case that allows you to connect a fitting external hard drive to you computer via usb.
    by TROR5/4/2011
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Western-Digital-WD5000AAKX-7200rpm-16MB-Cache-500GB-Bare-Hard-Drive/15907604#Q%26A+Exchange It says bare drive. Does that mean it doesn't have an installation CD with cloning software?
by farman 3/28/2011
  • Correct. Bare drives mean all that is included is the hard drive.
    by dcurren7/3/2011
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  • No cd. Hard drive in a brown box. No instructions either.
    by campbell83006/2/2011
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  • It does not come with an installation CD. I obtained installation instructions from the manufacturer of my computer.
    by HardDriveBuyer5/23/2011
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  • There is no software that comes with the hard drive although Western Digital has a good program to mirror your drive. I got everything working eventually and mirrored the drive that was in the computer and then made this drive my primary.
    by Oregonstan5/8/2011
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  • No you will have to use whatever OS you have.
    by GT195/4/2011
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  • It does not ship with a disk. But you really do not need one. After installing the hard drive, simply turn it on, and insert your operating system disk. Shut it down and restart and the install will automatically begin. It will first format your new drive, which doesn't take very long. (Always opt to do the full format). Paragon Backup and Recovery is free and works really well.
    by Moonifa5/2/2011
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