Ultra-fast performance and cool, quiet function distinguish this 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16. The immense capacity and fast seek time make this drive ideal for high-demand data retrieval situations, as well as handily filling multimedia and gaming needs. The integrated Data Lifeguard™, Data Lifeguard Tools™ and Shock Guard™ technology ensure your data is safe under the most demanding circumstances, and provides ongoing diagnoses and correction of possible problems.
A 16MB cache and 300MB transfer rate give you lightning fast writing and retrieval, and help the drive consume less power, making it safer and longer-lasting. WD has also gone to a great deal of effort to reduce vibration and operation noise, producing one of the quietest large drives on the market, perfect for situations where noise is an issue. Add that to its capacity and speed, this is a great high-capacity drive for your money.
- SATA 3.0 Gb/s InterfaceThe next-generation SATA interface supports up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections to allow the Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
- WD WhisperDrive and SoftSeek TechnologyWhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to virtually below the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms resulting in more efficient operation.
- WD Data Lifeguard TechnologyExclusive Data Lifeguard data protection features include shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
- WD ShockGuard TechnologyShockGuard technology instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations during operation. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.
- WD SecureConnect ReadyThe WD Caviar SE16 WD5000KS supports the WD SATA drive-exclusive SecureConnect SATA cable to greatly strengthen the drive-to-cable connection with added physical stability.