Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS (500 GB)

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Item 2206: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB WD5000AAKS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Blue
Size500 GB
Cache16 MB
Form Factor3.5"
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
WD5000AAKS Reviews2
Disk Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 16 500 3 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 Size16 MB
Standby0.97 Watts
Read/Write8.77 Watts
Sleep0.97 Watts
Idle8.40 Watts
Seek Mode 329 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 033 dBA (average)
Idle Mode28 dBA (average)

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