500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 3.5" SATA Hard Drive (16MB cache, 7200rpm)

by Western Digital

Key Features

  • 500GB SATA Internal Hard Drive
  • 3.5" form factor
  • 7200rpm
  • 16MB cache
  • For desktop computers
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Built to Western Digital's awarding winning quality standards, these drives are available in a full range of performance features.

Key Features

Interface

SATA - Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives are quickly becoming the new standard. Motherboard manufacturers now include SATA inputs on their boards. Because of their considerably narrower cables, SATA hard drives provide increased airflow and less clutter and in the computer system compared to PATA drives.

Ultra cool and quiet - Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.

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. IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

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.

Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.


Ideal For:
Family and business computing

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.
- 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

CAPACITY 500GB
FORM FACTOR Desktop hard drive
INTERFACE TYPE SATA
CACHE 16MB
RPM 7200rpm
DEVICE TYPE Internal Hard Drive
DATA TRANSFER RATES SATA 3Gb/s
HDD DETAILS WD 3.5" HDD
DIMENSIONS 25.4 x 147 x 101.6mm (H x L x W)
WEIGHT 630g
OPERATING TEMPERATURE Operating -0° C to 60° C
Non-operating -40° C to 65° C
SHOCK TOLERANCE Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 350G, 2 ms
WARRANTY 3 years manufacturers warranty
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