Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS (500 GB)

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Item 2310: Western Digital Caviar Green 500 GB WD5000AADS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Green
Size500 GB
Cache32 MB
Form Factor3.5"
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
WD5000AADS Reviews1
Disk Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 32 500 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 Size32 MB
Standby0.80 Watts
Read/Write6.00 Watts
Sleep0.80 Watts
Idle3.70 Watts
Seek Mode 326 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Idle Mode25 dBA (average)

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