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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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- The rotational speed is also important for the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk and determines the time it takes to find a file on the disk.\
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- Last but not least, the storage capacity of the disk, i.e. the amount of data that can be stored on the disk.
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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 *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive interface *
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
3.5"
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Write seek
10.9 ms
Read seek
8.9 ms
Full stroke seek
The “full stroke seek” is the time required to travel from the first to the last track of the disk.
21 ms
Device type *
Type or category of the device.
HDD
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.2 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Hard drive interface transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
Hard drive sustained transfer rate
300 MiB/s
Start/stop cycles
50000
Power
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
8.77 W
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
0.97 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 60°C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 65°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-12007,9 - 120078,8" (-305 - 3050 m)
Non-operating altitude
-12007,9 - 480315,2" (-305 - 12200 m)
Operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in operating mode
65 G
Non-operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in non-operating mode
350 G
Weight & dimensions
Width
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
4" (101,6 mm)
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
5,79" (147 mm)
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1" (25,4 mm)
Weight
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
22,2 oz (630 g)
Packaging content
Quantity
The number of products there are.
1
Other features
Hard disk transfer rate
The internal hard disk transfer rate refers to the actual speed that the drive can read bits from the surface of the platter, or write bits to the surface of the platter.
748 Mbit/s
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
4 x 5,79 x 1" (101,6 x 147 x 25,4 mm)
External power adapter
Yes
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Drive device, transfer rate
300 MB/s
Data transfer rate
Rate at which data can be transferred. Usually expressed in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
3 Gbit/s
USB powered
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Yes
Acoustic pressure emissions
Level of sound pressure per ISO 9614-1.
33 dB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
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.
50%
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...
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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