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WD Blue 500GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive, 5400 RPM, 8MB Buffer, SATA 3Gb/s Interface

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The WD Blue 500GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive offer solid-performance, ultra-quiet operation and low-power use for portable digital devices of all kinds. WD Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability. The WD Scorpio Blue has a portfolio of drives to satisfy all your portable computing needs. These drives are available in multiple z-heights including the 9.5 mm industry standard, 7 mm for use in thin notebooks and compatible with mainstream systems and 12.5 mm primarily for external enclosures.

Key Features

  • Massive capacity - Storage capacity for 2.5-inch form factor drives with standard 9.5 mm height has arrived at a realm once thought to be impossible - up to 1 TB - giving you all the capacity you need to keep your photos, music and files right there on your notebook
  • Low power consumption - State-of-the-art seeking algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption
  • Ultra cool and quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology delivers one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drive
  • Reliable - The recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear and improved nonoperational shock tolerance

Technical Specs

Interface SATA 3Gb/s
Rotational speed 5,400 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 8 MB
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
Capacity 500 GB
User Sectors Per Drive number 976,773,168
Operating Shock (Read) 400G, 2ms
Non-operating shock 1000G, 2 ms
Acoustics: Idle mode 17 dBA (average)
Acoustics: Seek Mode 0 22 dBA (average)
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 1.4 Watts
Idle: 0.55 Watts
Standby: 0.13 Watts
Sleep: 0.13 Watts
Operating Temperature 32deg. F to 140deg. F (-0deg. C to 60deg. C)
Non-operating Temperature -40deg. F to 149deg. F (-40deg. C to 65deg. C)
System Compatibility Windows / Mac
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.75 x 0.28 x 3.94" / 6.99 x 0.71 x 10.01cm
Weight 0.2lbs / 0.09kg
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