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WD 500GB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit (Blue)

WD 500GB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit (Blue)

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Product Highlights

  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface
  • 7200rpm Rotational Speed
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • 32MB Cache
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Price: $56.62

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Offer ends: FEB 28 '15

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The 500GB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit from WD formerly known as the WD Caviar Blue HDD features a SATA 6 Gb/s interface along with a large 500GB storage capacity giving you fast access to a large amount of data. Installation and configuration of this drive is simple regardless of your operating system or desktop configuration as this drive has undergone a variety of tests to ensure enhanced system compatibility.

Tested For Compatibility
This drive is tested on hundreds of systems along with a variety of platforms ensuring enhanced system compatibility.
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.
Upgrading the Drive is Easy
Seamlessly migrate your current system to your new WD Desktop Mainstream drive using Acronis True Image WD Edition software, available as a free download on the WD Support site. This software 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.
Low Power Consumption
This WD drive is designed for energy efficiency using a variety of algorithms and advanced power management features to ensure reduced power consumption.
Capacity 500GB
Cache 32MB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Rotational Speed 7200rpm
Formatted Capacity 500,107MB
User Sectors per Drive 976,773,168
System Compatibility Windows/Mac
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 1.028 x 5.787" / 101.6 x 26.1 x 147 mm
Weight 1.52 lb / 0.70 kg
WD 500GB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit (Blue)
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty

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    WD500GB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit (Blue)

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    500 GB harddrive

    By Ken

    from Freeport Ill

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer


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


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        Comments about WD 500GB Desktop Mainstream HDD Retail Kit (Blue):

        I ordered and received a WD 500 GB from B & H . After watch a demo on you tube the hard drive ,formatted for my mac and I'm up and running again. It was easy and simple to install this was the first time I ever installed a hard drive and I had no problems.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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