WD Mobile Blue 500GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive, 5400 RPM, 8MB Buffer, SATA 6Gb/s Interface

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About the WD Mobile Blue

The WD Mobile Blue 500GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive delivers solid performance and reliability while providing you with all the space you need to hold an enormous amount of photos, videos and files. This drive is designed for use as primary drives in notebooks and external enclosures. 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.

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WD Mobile Blue Features

  • Low power consumption - State-of-the-art seeking algorithms and advanced power management features ensure low power consumption and long battery life
  • Quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive noise reducing technologies yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives
  • Compatible - The 7 mm 2.5-inch mobile drives is designed for thin and light mobile applications and is also compatible with most standard 9.5 mm bays

WD Mobile Blue Specifications

Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Rotational speed 5,400 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 8 MB
Average Latency 5.50 ms (nominal)
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 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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