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WD Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, 16MB Cache, SATA 6 Gb/s, Single Pack

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About the WD Caviar Blue Drive

The WD WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive provides performance and reliability for everyday computing. The WD WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive is built to the highest standards of quality and features a 500GB capacity. The WD WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive features a SATA 6Gbps interface which increases airflow and offers less clutter in the computer system compared to PATA drives.

WD Caviar Blue Drive Features

  • Solid performance: With PATA interface and cache size upto 16MB offers a full range of performance features
  • Ultra-cool and quiet: Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drive cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it
  • Capacity: WD Cavier Blue drive is available in capacity of 500GB because you can never have too much storage space
  • NoTouch ramp load technology: The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit
  • IntelliSeek: Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration
  • ShockGaurd: Instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running

WD Caviar Blue Drive Specifications

Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted capacity 500,107MB
User sectors per drive 976,773,168
SATA latching connector Yes
Form factor 3.5"
RoHS compliant Yes
Data transfer rate (max) Buffer to host: 6 Gb/s
Host to/from drive (sustained): 126MB/s
Cache 16MB
Rotational speed (RPM) 7200
Load/unload cycles 300,000
Non-recoverable read errors/bits read <1 in 10
Power Management 12VDC peak (A, ±10%): 1.77
Average power requirements (W) Read/write: 6.0
Idle: 5.6
Standby: 0.9
Sleep: 0.9
Operating Temperature ( Deg.C) 0 to 60
Non-Operating Temperature ( Deg.C) -40 to 70
Shock (Gs) Operating (2 ms, read): 30
Operating (2 ms, read/write): 65
Non-operating (1 ms): 350
Average acoustics (dBA) Idle mode: 29
Performance seek mode: 30
Dimensions 1.028" x 5.787" x 4" / 25.4 x 147 x 101.6 mm
Weight 0.99 lbs / 0.45 kg
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