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Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Caviar Blue SATA Bulk/OEM Hard Drive

Item # WD5000AAKS (Part # WD5000AAKS)
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Item Description:
WD Caviar SE16 drives combine 16 MB cache with 3 Gb/s transfer rate for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop and workstation applications. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise and cool drive operation and enhanced reliability.
WD Caviar SE16 drives combine 16 MB cache with 3 Gb/s transfer rate for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop and workstation applications. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise and cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

Features:

  • Top performance for Windows Vista - WD Caviar SE16 SATA and EIDE drives are certified for Windows Vista and are top performers on the Windows Vista Experience Index.
  • 16 MB Cache - Bigger cache means faster performance. A massive 16 MB cache combined with advanced acoustic and power-reducing technologies make these ultra-fast drives the perfect solution for the fully loaded PC.
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - The latest generation of WD Caviar SE16 drives employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.
    (750 GB only)
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • SecurePark - Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off.  This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non- operational shock tolerance.
  • StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
    (750 GB only)
     

Ideal For:

  • Designed for use in the fastest PCs on the market, including high-performance business computers and multimedia or gaming systems. Perfect for Windows Vista.
  • How this WD hard drive protects your data
  • Data Lifeguard is an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates, and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • Data Lifeguard Tools are software utilities designed for WD hard drives that work with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation,diagnostics and repair both simple and worry-free. (Download Data Lifeguard Tools)
  • ShockGuard instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.
     

Specifications:

Performance Specifications
  Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  Buffer Size 16 MB
  Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
  Start/Stop Cycles 50,000 minimum
Seek Times
  Read Seek Time 8.9 ms
  Write Seek Time 10.9 ms (average)
  Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)
  Full Stroke Seek 21.0 ms (average)
Transfer Rates
  Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
  Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 972 Mbits/s (Max)
 
Physical Specifications
  Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
  Capacity 500 GB
  Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
  User Sectors Per Drive 976,773,168
 
Physical Dimensions
English
  Height 1.028 Inches (Max)
  Length 5.787 Inches (Max)
  Width 4.00 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
  Weight 1.39 Pounds
Metric
  Height 25.4 mm (Max)
  Length 147 mm (Max)
  Width 101.6 mm
  Weight 0.63 kg
 
Environmental Specifications
Shock
  Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
  Non-operating Shock 350G, 2 ms
Acoustics
  Idle Mode 28 dBA (average)
  Seek Mode 0 33 dBA (average)
  Seek Mode 3 29 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
  Operating 32 Deg  F to 140 Deg  F
  Non-operating -40 Deg  F to 149 Deg  F
Temperature (Metric)
  Operating -0 Deg  C to 60 Deg  C
  Non-operating -40 Deg  C to 65 Deg  C
Humidity
  Operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
  Non-operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
Altitude (English)
  Operating -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
  Non-operating -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet
Altitude (Metric)
  Operating -305M to 3,050M
  Non-operating -305M to 12,200M
Vibration
  Operating
  Linear 20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
  Random 7-500 Hz (0.00221 g? / Hz)
  Non-operating
  Low Frequency 10-300 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
  High Frequency 300-500 Hz, 5.0G (0 to peak)
 
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
  12 VDC
  Read/Write 460 mA
  Idle 450 mA
  Standby 6 mA
  Sleep 6 mA
  5 VDC
  Read/Write 650 mA
  Idle 600 mA
  Standby 180 mA
  Sleep 180 mA
  Power Dissipation
  Read/Write 8.77 Watts
  Idle 8.40 Watts
  Standby 0.97 Watts
  Sleep 0.97 Watts
 

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