Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Review & Specifications

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5'' SATA 3 7200RPM 16MB Cache WD5000AAKX

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WD Caviar Blue hard drives have a multitude of features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation
3rd generation SATA interface for 6 GB/s maximum data transfer rates
WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing
500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

3rd generation SATA interface for 6 GB/s maximum data transfer rates.
500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video.
WD Caviar Blue hard drives have a multitude of features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation.
WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing.

Specs Overview

Model WD5000AAKX
Release Date December 2010
Capacity 500GB
Cache 16MB
RPM 7200
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 3.5"

Pros

  • Reliability

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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Performance comparison with similar Hard Disk Drives

Product Specifications
  Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
 

Performance Specifications
  Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  Buffer Size 16 MB
  Load/unload Cycles 300,000 minimum
 
Transfer Rates
  Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 126 MB/s (Max)
 

Physical Specifications
  Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
  Capacity 500 GB
  Form Factor 3.5 Inch
  User Sectors Per Drive 976,773,168
 

Physical Dimensions
English
  Height 1.028 Inches
  Depth 5.787 Inches
  Width 4.00 Inches
  Weight 1.52 Pounds
 
Metric
  Height 26.1 mm
  Depth 147 mm
  Width 101.6 mm
  Weight 0.69 kg
 

Environmental Specifications
Shock
  Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
  Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
 
Acoustics
  Idle Mode 28 dBA (average)
  Seek Mode 0 33 dBA (average)
 
Temperature (English)
  Operating 32° F to 140° F
  Non-operating -40° F to 158° F
 
Temperature (Metric)
  Operating -0° C to 60° C
  Non-operating -40° C to 70° C
 

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
  Power Dissipation
  Read/Write 6.80 Watts
  Idle 6.10 Watts
  Standby 0.70 Watts
  Sleep 0.70 Watts
 

Compatibility
Operating System
  Compatibility Windows/Mac
 

As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.

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