Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB
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Release Period- Oct-2010
WD5000AAKX 500GB Review

WD AV-GP SATA hard drives store more hi-def audio and video than ever before – up to 3 TB. They are optimized with SilkStream™ technology to capture data from up to 12 simultaneous HD video streams. And with 24x7 operation, low temperature, and best-in-class reliability, WD AV-GP hard drives are ideal for DVR/PVR and video surveillance applications.


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WD5000AAKX 500GB Technical Specifications
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Standard HDD
3.5"
SATA 6Gb/s
7 Watts
WD5000AAKX 500GB Extras
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Still using mine today.. amazing.

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2012
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2013
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1 failed and 1 about to :/ damn

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Got Corrupted after 2.5 years, may be due to the power failures….changed to Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB

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Great HDD I love it :D

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not so low temperature, goes up to 45*C in gaming, 48*C on stress on all pc for 30 min, but since the max recommended temperature is 60*C then i guess it is fine, seems like WD is hotter than seagate usually but it has no compatibility issues

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mine stays at 25 :)

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idle temps doesn't really matter..

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is there going to be a big different if i dont have any ssd , i jsut have this hard drive and i wanna play bf4

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My current HDD; happy with it till so far :)

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me too

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Also :)
I will buy more "1000GB" WD Caviar Blue :)

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Alternatively go for an EHDD ;)

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good hdd
never had any problem with it

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Can I record games with this HDD and not lag?

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nice1

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