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Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

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Hard disk drives are today\'s fastest permanent storage media and have a large capacity. For this two reasons they are the most used storage medium in computers and servers. When buying a new hard disk, there are three important things to consider:\
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- The connection of the disk to the computer or other device you will be using it with has a big influence on the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk. Make sure the connection of the disk you buy is compatible with your computer!\
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Long product name Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

Caviar Blue - SATA Hard Drives 500 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
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Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Performance and reliability for everyday computing.

With SATA and PATA interfaces and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

To make drive selection simple, we've gathered all our popular WD Caviar SE16, WD Caviar SE, and WD Caviar drives under one umbrella we call WD Caviar Blue. Built to Western Digital's awarding winning quality standards, these drives are available in a full range of performance features.

Key Features

Interface
PATA - Enhanced integrated drive electronics (EIDE), also called Parallel ATA (PATA), hard drives have been the standard in the computer industry for more than 10 years.

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.

The performance difference - PATA drives support data transfer rates up to 100MB/sec, and all WD Caviar Blue SATA drive support 3 Gb/s transfer rates.

How to choose - Our handy Interface Guide can help you make your selection.
Solid performance - With SATA and PATA interfaces and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features.

Capacity - We offer WD Caviar Blue drives with capacities up to 1 TB because you can never have too much storage space.

Reliability - We understand the importance of your data, and we are committed to protecting that data with exceptionally reliable products, advanced data protection technology and superior customer support.

Cool - Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating.

Quiet - The technology that Tom's Hardware Guide called "very fast and nearly silent" is used throughout this family of drives. Our WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in more efficient operation.

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. (Available on 120 GB capacities and above)

IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration. (Available on 120 GB capacities and above)

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.
Short summary description Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
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Western Digital WD5000AAKS, 500 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 3.5", HDD, 16 MB
Long summary description Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :

Western Digital WD5000AAKS. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 8.77 W, Power consumption (standby): 0.97 W. Width: 4" (101.6 mm), Height: 1" (25.4 mm), Depth: 5.79" (147 mm). Hard disk transfer rate: 748 Mbit/s, Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 5.79 x 1" (101.6 x 147 x 25.4 mm), Data transfer rate: 3 Gbit/s

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
500 GB
Hard drive interface *
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
3.5"
Device type *
HDD
Drive device, buffer size
16 MB
Write seek
10.9 ms
Read seek
8.9 ms
Full stroke seek
21 ms
Average latency
4.2 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Start/stop cycles
50000
Hard drive interface transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
Hard drive sustained transfer rate
300 MiB/s
Power
Power consumption (typical)
8.77 W
Power consumption (standby)
0.97 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
No
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 60 °C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 65 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-12007.9 - 120078.7" (-305 - 3050 m)
Non-operating altitude
-12007.9 - 480315" (-305 - 12200 m)
Operating shock
65 G
Non-operating shock
350 G
Weight & dimensions
Width
4" (101.6 mm)
Height
1" (25.4 mm)
Depth
5.79" (147 mm)
Weight
22.2 oz (630 g)
Packaging content
Quantity
1
Other features
Hard disk transfer rate
748 Mbit/s
Dimensions (WxDxH)
4 x 5.79 x 1" (101.6 x 147 x 25.4 mm)
Internal
Yes
Data transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
USB powered
Yes
Drive device, transfer rate
300 MB/s
External power adapter
Yes
Acoustic pressure emissions
33 dB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 5 expert reviews for Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB and the average expert rating is 50 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Source Review comments Score
hardwarebbq.com
Updated:
2014-01-31
At first, I had a doubt in mind if mechanical drives can ever take full advantage of SATA 6Gb/s interface with good sequential/random transfer speeds and decent enough Access time while maintaining the same power consumption level and the RPM. We’ll still need to see more and more SATA 6Gb/s drives to make that conclusion...
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xbitlabs.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Hard disk drives are quickly and constantly growing up in capacities. Of course, every one of us would be glad to be presented a large HDD as a gift, but when it comes to purchasing one for your own money, there are other factors to consider. Some user...
Bottom line Now that we’ve come to the end of today’s test session, we should name the fastest 500GB hard disk drive available today. There are actually two winners: the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 and the Western Digital Caviar Black. The former has somewhat higher...
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