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WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive

B&H # WEWD5000AAKX MFR # WD5000AAKX
WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • Storage Capacity - 500 GB
  • 6 Gbps SATA Interface
  • Data Buffer - 16 MB
  • Rotational Speed - 7200 RPM
  • Data Transfer Speed - Up to 126 MB/s
  • Shock Resistance - Up to 350G
  • ShockGuard Technology
  • IntelliSeek
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
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You Pay: $49.99

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The WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive, featuring a SATA 6 Gbps interface, 16 MB data buffer and 7200 RPM rotational speed, transfers data at a top speed of 126 MB/s.
Shock resistance of up to 350G helps the drive withstand accidental drops. In addition, ShockGuard technology provides enhanced protection against shocks and vibrations. With IntelliSeek technology, the Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive calculates optimum seek speeds for reduced vibration, noise and power consumption.
NoTouch ramp load technology ensures that the recording head never touches the disk media, for considerably less wear to the recording head and media, and improved drive protection during transit.

Storage capacity - 500 GB
SATA 6 Gbps interface
16 MB data buffer
7200 RPM rotational speed
Transfers data at a top speed of 126 MB/s
Shock resistance of up to 350G helps the drive withstand accidental drops
ShockGuard technology provides enhanced protection against shocks and vibrations
IntelliSeek calculates optimum seek speeds for reduced vibration, noise and power consumption.
NoTouch ramp load technology ensures that the recording head never touches the disk media, for considerably less wear to the recording head and media, and improved drive protection during transit
Suitable for business and family applications
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
User Sectors per Drive 976,773,168
SATA Latching Connector Yes
Form Factor 3.5" (8.89 cm)
Data Transfer Rate Buffer to host: 6 Gbps
Host to/from drive (sustained): 126 MB/s
Cache 16 MB
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
Non-recoverable read errors per bits read <1 in 10^14
Power Supply 12 VDC peak (A, ±10%): 1.77
Power Requirements Read / write: 6.0
Idle: 5.6
Standby: 0.9
Sleep: 0.9
Temperature Operating: 32 to 140° F (0 to 60° C)
Non-operating: -40 to 158° F (-40 to 70° C)
Shock Operating (2 ms, read / write): 30
Operating (2 ms, read): 65G
Non-operating (1 ms): 350G
Acoustics Idle mode: 29 dBA
Performance seek mode: 30 dBA
RoHS Compliant Yes
Weight 0.99 lb (0.45 kg)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.787 x 4 x 1.028" (14.7 x 10.16 x 2.54 cm)
WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (8)
    • Fast (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Heavy duty user (5), Frequent user (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (5), Business (4)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        4.0

        Good but noisy

        By OvenMaster

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Not Advanced Fomrat
        • Not Advanced Format
        • Spacious

        Cons

        • Loud Hum
        • Vibration

        Best Uses

        • General File Storage

        Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

        Used for system image, video, music storage.

        Make sure you mount this drive with screws to the frame of your case to keep hum and vibration to tolerable levels. Not recommended for cases with plastic drive sleds/caddies.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Reasonably priced, reliable drive.

        By Shooter Gregory

        from Berkshires, MAssachusetts

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

            These Blue Drives aren't as fast as the Black ones, but should give you years of reliable service. Always back up anyhow!

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By JC

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer
            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                Top notch!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Works Win7 Recovery CDs

                By Appreciated Tech

                from Michigan

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                    Works great with Win7 Recovery Disks that No Longer Work with the new Advanced Format Hard Drives. Would have given a five if larger size but industry changing to advanced format hard drives.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    buy buy buy

                    By les

                    from cudahy wi

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Multimedia

                      Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                      This is a great hard drive.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By bayoudav

                      from Harvey, La

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                          Worked fine the first time and shipment was very fast

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          I would buy again

                          By MAYO CORTES

                          from BROOKLYN NEW YORK

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                              USE THIS PRODUCT TO STORE VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IS A GOOD PRODUCT

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Works well

                              By big dawg

                              from Georgia

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                                  This hard drive is to be used as an internal backup drive. It is fast, reliable (all my HD's are WD)with all the space I needed.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  HD Reasonable and Works

                                  By Organic C

                                  from St. Paul, NM

                                  About Me Infrequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about WD 500 GB Caviar Blue Internal Hard Drive:

                                      This drive supports the main SSD operating system drive. Have had no issues with only light use so far. Supposed to be faster than the Green yet quieter than the more expensive, faster Black. At the time purchased when HD prices were sky high, it seemed to be one of the best cost to performance selections. The drive was very easy to install - power and SATA connections, recognized by the BIOS, and was easily partitioned and formatted under Windows 7.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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