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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.
RAM Type: SDRAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB 7200 rpm
Operating System: Windows
Product Dimensions: 1 x 4 x 5.8 inches ; 1.1 pounds
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Item model number: WD5000AAKX
From the Manufacturer
WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives – Value and reliability for everyday computing.
WD Caviar Blue SATA hard drives deliver solid performance and reliability making them a perfect solution for both family and business computing.
Why you should choose WD Caviar Blue:
A wide array of capacities, cache sizes, and interfaces means there's a WD Caviar Blue hard drive that's just right for you. And because it's from WD, you'll have the confidence in knowing you've selected a drive that's truly world-class.
These drives are built utilizing the proven technology of the original award-winning WD Caviar 3.5-inch hard drives for desktop computers.
Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer features and capacity at an affordable price.
Store up to 500 GB of photos, videos, music and files.
Features at a glance
500 GB of desktop storage
SATA 6 Gb/s interface
WD quality and reliability
Family and business computing
Adding storage in desktop PCs or external drives
Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
SATA 6 Gb/s interface - Twice the interface speed with backwards compatibility to legacy SATA standards.
Cool operation - 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.
Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
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.
Desktop / Consumer RAID environments - WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications. (RAID-0 / RAID-1)*
*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.
Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.
The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Western Digital 500 GB Sata 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-oem Drives WD5000AAKX
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