NoTouch Ramp Load TechnologyThe 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.
High Performance Electronics ArchitectureThe electronics architecture of WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 3Gb/s drive employs dual processor - twice the processing power, and 32 MB colossal cache to maximize performance.
IntelliSeek TechnologyWD’s IntelliSeek technology proactively calculates an optimum seek speed to eliminate hasty movement of the actuator, resulting in lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
SATA 6 Gb/s InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s (SATA Revision 3.0) provides twice the bus bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II) along with enhancements including a new Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and improved power management capabilities. SATA 6 Gb/s uses the same connector as SATA 3 Gb/s and is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS X.