Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS (500 GB)

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Item 1456: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB WD5001AALS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Black
Size500 GB
Cache32 MB
Form Factor3.5"
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty5 year
WD5001AALS Reviews1

Maximum performance

Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

No compromises

High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

Industry-leading warranty

WD Black carries the highest available warranty protection on the market, a 5-year limited warranty

Dual processor

Twice the processing power to maximize performance. (wdc.com)

Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Toshiba DT01ACA050 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 32 500 49.99 10.00
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 16 500 54.99 9.09
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 500 3 59.99 8.33
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX SATA 6 Gb/s 32 500 3 62.33 8.02
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 5 69.99 7.14
Western Digital Re WD5003ABYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 500 79.99 6.25
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ SATA 6 Gb/s 10000 64 500 5 129.99 3.85
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 500 5 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168
Capacity500 GB
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size32 MB
Standby1.00 Watts
Read/Write8.30 Watts
Sleep1.00 Watts
Idle7.70 Watts
Seek Mode 326 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Idle Mode25 dBA (average)

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