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WD Black 500GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, 7200 RPM, 64MB Buffer, SATA 6Gb/s Interface

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About the WD 500GB

The WD Black 500GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming. It also features high performance, high capacity, high reliability and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

WD 500GB Features

  • Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance
  • Dynamic Cache - WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes
  • Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture - Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it
  • 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
  • StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations which enables consistently higher performance. (2 TB and 1.5 TB models only)
  • The WD advantage - WD puts products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand
  • Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive

WD 500GB Specifications

Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Rotational speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 64 MB
Load/unload Cycles 300,000 minimum
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) 30G, 2 ms
Non-operating shock 350G, 2 ms
Acoustics: Idle mode 29 dBA (average)
Acoustics: Seek Mode 0 30 dBA (average)
Acoustics: Seek Mode 3 30 dBA (average)
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 6.80 Watts
Idle: 6.10 Watts
Standby: 0.80 Watts
Sleep: 0.80 Watts
Operating Temperature 32deg. F to 140deg. F (-0deg. C to 60deg. C)
Non-operating Temperature -40deg. F to 158deg. F (-40deg. C to 70deg. C)
System Compatibility Windows / Mac
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4 x 1.03 x 5.79" / 10.16 x 2.62 x 14.71cm
Weight 0.97lbs / 0.44kg
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