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Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive

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NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive
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WDXE5000KSE
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive

NetCenter™ Network Drive External Hard Drive 500 GB, Ethernet
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Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Connect the NetCenter to your wired or wireless network to centralize and share pictures, video music, files. Print from any computer on the network. Installation is simple with the WD NetCenter wizard and EasyLink™ utility that sets up the WD NetCenter as a local drive on any Macintosh® computer or PC. Includes EMC® Retrospect® Express backup and system recovery software -- Easy-to-use and powerful, this backup software includes features such as full system backup and restore, point-in-time restores, file-by-file backup, easy scheduling, encryption, and backup virus protection.

Key Features

- Comes with EMC® Retrospect® Express backup and system recovery software.
- Includes WD's EasyLink utility to set up WD NetCenter as a local drive on any computer on the network.
- Capacities up to 500 GB.
- Fast 7200 RPM, 8 MB or 16 MB cache hard drive.
- Reliable, cool, quiet operation without a fan.
- 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connection.
- Uses Common Internet File System (CIFS) for platform-independent file sharing.
- Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) client for automatic assignment of TCP/IP addresses.
- S.M.A.R.T. monitoring of data on the WD NetCenter hard drive.
- Automatic power management when the WD NetCenter drive is idle.
- Kensington security lock connection.
Short summary description Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, 0 - 40 °C, -20 - 65 °C, 2.17" (55 mm)
Long summary description Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive 500GB external hard drive :

Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM, Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB. Width: 2.17" (55 mm), Depth: 9.45" (240 mm), Height: 5.91" (150 mm). Average latency: 4.2 ms, Data transfer rate (max): 100 Mbit/s, Minimum processor: Pentium III 500 MHz

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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 speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Performance
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
Yes
Power
External power adapter
Yes
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
Width
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
2.17" (55 mm)
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
9.45" (240 mm)
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
5.91" (150 mm)
Weight & dimensions
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.
3.31 lbs (1.5 kg)
Other features
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
Data transfer rate (max)
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
100 Mbit/s
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium III 500 MHz
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Read seek
8.7 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 98SE/Me/2000 Pro/Server 2000/Server 2003, Windows XP Home/Pro/Media Center Edition Mac OS X 10.1.5+
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
2x USB2.0
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 11 expert reviews for Western Digital NetCenter 500 GB Ethernet Hard Drive and the average expert rating is 69 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.
69%
Source Review comments Score
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Store and distribute data without being attached to a PC...
80%
maximumpc.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
If your primary business is selling hard drives, it doesn’t take long to figure out that network attached storage is an easy way to push more product. Hence, WD’s NetCenter, which uses the company’s newly minted 320GB 7,200rpm drive.The drive is compar...
70%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
EasyLink scans the network for NetCenter devices and provides quick access to the web interface The System Summary page keeps you posted on the status of drives and volumes created by the NetCenter The Maxtor drive is classed as foreign so new pu...
70%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Good value for money with 500GB of storage for well under £300...
60%
smallnetbuilder.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
There are plenty of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices in the market these days. Consumers have found these products handy for backing up data and for sharing files on their home network. Networked drives are fairly cheap, easy to use and allow a g...
0%
practicallynetworked.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
NAS drives connect via Ethernet cable to a network router (including wireless routers) so that all the computers on the network can share the storage capacity. You can install Retrospect Express on each computer in your home or office and set up schedu...
0%
macintouch.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
Introduced in mid-2005, the Western Digital NetCenter was an early entry into the small, but growing, consumer NAS (Network Attached Storage) market. Boasting cross-platform support, a 7200-RPM hard drive and USB 2.0 ports for storage expansion, it...
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