Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX (500 GB)

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Item 8930: Western Digital Black 500 GB WD5003AZEX
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Black
Size500 GB
Cache64 MB
Form Factor3.5"
Speed6 Gb/s
Warranty5 year

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 Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX 64 500 5 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
Capacity500 GB
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168
Rotational Speed7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size64 MB
Load/unload Cycles300,000 minimum
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)6 Gb/s (Max)
Read/Write6.80 Watts
Idle6.10 Watts
Standby0.80 Watts
Sleep0.80 Watts
Idle Mode29 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 030 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 330 dBA (average)
Height26.1 mm
Depth147 mm
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.44 kg

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