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WD 500GB Caviar Black SATA-II 32MB

WD 500GB Caviar Black SATA-II 32MB

Product overview

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Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
WD Black Performance Hard Drive WD5001AALS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s
Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Buffer Size
32 MB
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm
Features
Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard, StableTrac, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), NoTouch ramp load technology, dual processor, S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.5 cm
Weight
0.63 kg
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years warranty

Detail

General

Device Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Buffer Size
32 MB
Features
Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard, StableTrac, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), NoTouch ramp load technology, dual processor, S.M.A.R.T.
Width
10.2 cm
Depth
14.7 cm
Height
2.5 cm
Weight
0.63 kg

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate
300 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
113 MBps
Average Latency
4.2 ms
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Reliability

Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles
300,000

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x SATA 3 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bay
3.5" x 1/3H

Software & System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards
RoHS

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 5 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
60 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95%
Shock Tolerance
30 g @ 2ms (operating) / 250 g @ 1ms (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance
0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)

Customer reviews

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5* No complaints here
Reviewed by Richard on 24/06/2009
I've had this drive for nearly a year now, hasn't failed, is fast, slightly noisy when running at full speed but apart from that everything i wanted, am about to buy another as a backup or run as raid with xp and windows 7 beta.
4* Hot and fast !
Reviewed by Cooperman on 12/01/2010
So far very pleased. Although it does run slightly hotter than my older 500gb seagate, it is faster and fairly quiet. Seems to get noisey when running hot. Make sure you've got good cooling. Unsure of reliablilty as only had for a month now, but comparing to my seagate 500gb that suffered major errors after about 2 weeks, it was definatly worth the buy at this price !
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