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Add 500GB of storage to your system and quickly access files such as movies, photos, music, documents, and more with the 500GB Black 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD from WD. Designed for use in desktop systems and external enclosures, this drive will help improve performance for heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer and connects to your system's 3.5" drive bay using the SATA III 6 Gb/s interface.
This 500GB drive also features a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, a 64MB cache to help ensure uninterrupted data transfers, a sustained data transfer rate of up to 150 MB/s, and a dual-core processor for improved performance. Additionally, this drive is built with features to help ensure it will have a strong operational life, with 300,000 load/unload cycles, <1 in 1014 non-recoverable errors per bits read, StableTrac technology, and Dynamic Cache technology.
The 500GB Black 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD is lightweight and energy efficient, weighing 0.95 lb and consuming an average of 6.8W during read/write operations. It provides users with free access to Acronis True Image software (WD Edition), is protected by a limited 5-year warranty, and is compatible with both Windows and Mac, the latter of which requires a reformat.
For Creative Professionals
When it comes to storing your creativity and digital portfolio, WD Black drives can be used to store large multimedia files that contain photos, videos, games, or applications and programs. With a WD Black drive, you get a combination of speed, capacity, and large cache sizes.
WD Black drives are also well-suited for gaming machines by offering large capacities to store a game's downloadable content (DLC) and large cache sizes, as well as helping to further maximize system performance when paired with an SSD.
Increased DRAM Cache
This WD Black drive delivers high transfer speeds and read rates of your files with a 64MB DRAM cache. WD's Dynamic Cache technology improves caching algorithms in real time to allocate and optimize the cache between reads and writes. This movement of cache for read data helps to reduce congestion and increase overall performance.
When it comes to processing power, more is always better, especially for loading games and large multimedia files. This WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers increased processing capabilities as compared to a single-core processor, helping to maximize drive performance for faster read and write speeds.
In the Box
WD 500GB Black 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)