WD 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive

WD 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive

WD 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive

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WD 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive

WD 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host Data Transfer Rate
  • 150 MB/s Sustained Data Transfer Rate
  • 64MB Cache
  • 5,400 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 300,000 Load/Unload Cycles
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
  • IntelliSeek
  • Consumes an Average of 3.3W
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Capacity: 500GB

500GB 1TB

Cache: 64MB

32MB

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64MB

RPM: 5400 rpm

5400 rpm 7200 rpm

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  • 1Description
Add 500GB of storage to your system to store and quickly access files such as movies, photos, music, documents, and more with the 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive from WD. Designed for use in desktop systems, external enclosures, and consumer RAID 0 and 1 applications, this drive connects to your system's 3.5" drive bay using the SATA 6 Gb/s interface.

This 500GB drive also features a rotational speed of 5,400 rpm, a 64MB cache to help ensure uninterrupted data transfers, and a sustained data transfer rate of up to 150 MB/s. Additionally, the 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 read errors per bits read, and NoTouch Ramp Load technology. NoTouch Ramp Load technology helps ensure that the recording head never touches the disk media. The result is less wear to the recording head and media, as well as improved drive protection while in transit.

The 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive is lightweight and energy efficient, consuming an average of 3.3W during read/write operations. It provides users with free access to WD Acronis True Image and is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.
IntelliSeek
Calculates optimum seek speeds to help lower power consumption, noise and, vibration
UPC: 718037840178
In the Box
WD 500GB Blue 3.5" Hard Drive
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Specifications
    Formatted Capacity 500GB
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
    Advanced Format (AF) Yes
    Form Factor 3.5"
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Performance
    Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host: 6 Gb/s
    Host to/from Drive (sustained): 150 MB/s
    Cache 64 MB
    Rotational Speed 5,400 rpm
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read <1 in 1014
    Power Management
    12 VDC ±10% (Peak) 1.2 A
    Average Power Requirements Read/Write: 3.3 W
    Idle: 2.5 W
    Standby/Sleep: 0.4 W
    Environmental Specifications
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 140°F / 0 to 60°C
    Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Shock Operating (2 ms, write): 30 Gs
    Operating (2 ms, read): 65 Gs
    Non-Operating (2 ms): 250 Gs
    Acoustics Idle: 21 dBA
    Seek (average): 22 dBA
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 1.028 x 5.787 x 4.000" / 2.611 x 14.699 x 10.160 cm (width ± 0.01" / 0.03 cm)
    Weight 0.99 lb / 0.45 kg (± 10%)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 6.1 x 2.8"

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