WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - SATA - 7200 rpm - 16 MB Buffer
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Features

  • The original.

    WD Blue drives are designed and manufactured with the proven technology found in WD’s original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives.
  • WD quality.

    Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer the features and capacity ideal for your everyday computing needs.
  • More options.

    These drives are available in a broad range of capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces so you can be sure there’s a drive that’s the perfect fit for your system, in more ways than one.
  • Trusted engineering.

    Built to WD’s highest standards of quality and reliability, WD Blue offers the features and entry-level capacities that are ideal for your computing needs. WD Blue is designed by the brand that you trust with the quality you would expect for a tested, proven, everyday storage solution.
  • A modern classic.

    WD Blue storage is designed and manufactured with technology found in WD’s original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives. WD Blue sets the baseline for everyday storage by consistently delivering improved performance over previous generations while successfully maintaining WD’s quality and reliability for over six generations. The difference is that our colors never fade, generation after generation.
  • Your power of choice.

    WD Blue is available in a broad range of entry-level capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces so you can be sure there’s a drive that’s the perfect fit for your system. However, not all hard drives are created equally and for your applications that demand more, WD gives you the power of choice.
  • Drive with confidence.

    We perform tests on hundreds of systems, configurations, and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab™ to give our customers the confidence that our drives will work in their systems for the ultimate compatibility. WD Blue allows you to use our drive with confidence, knowing that our storage advancements such as NoTouch™ Ramp Load technology are proven and reliable everyday solutions.
  • The WD advantage.

    WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles as well as helpful software and utilities. Our customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. Our toll-free customer support lines are here to help or you can access our WD Support site for additional details.
  • Easy upgrade.

    Acronis True Image, available as a download on the WD Support website, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.
  • Recommended use.

    WD Blue storage is tested and recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs, industrial applications, notebooks, and external enclosures where capacity is not needed. For additional capacity, look at WD Green capacity storage drives.

    Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for desktop RAID environments or WD datacenter hard drives for rackmount or large RAID configurations.

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Power of Choice

  • Our colors give you the power.

    The data on your drive is more than just bits and bytes, it’s your story. Your digital life is unique. While it’s true that we are passionate about our products, it’s equally true that we are passionate about you, our customers. We understand the importance of what you store which is why we are so driven to do the very best we can to help protect it.
  • James Paick

    With over 15 years of design experience, James Paick is the Founder and Creative Director at Scribble Pad Studios and has created some of the most memorable moments in entertainment design. Scribble Pad Studios’ forte is in the gaming, film, theme park, illustration, entertainment space and advertising fields.
  • Kevin Lynch

    Balancing equal amounts of technical dexterity, creative intuition, classical influence and entrepreneurial drive, photographer Kevin Lynch is internationally recognized for his growing portfolio of conceptual portraiture.
  • Scarra

    William "Scarra" Li is a League of Legends player who is currently plays the mid-lane position for Team Dignitas, an internationally renowned gaming team. In April 2013, Scarra was publicly voted as the NA LCS mid-lane All-Star with over 50 percent of the vote, allowing him to play for the North America LCS team and compete in All-Star Shanghai 2013 against other regional All-Star teams.
  • Martin Gossner

    Martin Gossner is the CEO of STEIGER DYNAMICS, a leading Home Theater PC (HTPC) manufacturer renowned for bringing high-end computing to the comfort of the living room. Martin is no stranger to the intense requirements placed on the storage element in the NAS environment. He knows that a one-size-fits-all hard drive solution doesn’t fully address the needs of the HTPC.
  • Marc Cisneros

    Marc is a career hard drive and storage device professional, with extensive experience in the video surveillance, streaming media and digital signage spaces. When Marc needs components for a home or small office surveillance solution, he demands that the storage built-in is designed and engineered for exactly that purpose. That’s why Marc chooses WD Purple surveillance storage, so he can enjoy the peace of mind gained from recommending a true surveillance-class hard drive to his customers. To learn more about the security and confidence built in to Marc’s surveillance systems visit: http://www.hdstor-inc.com
  • Your story, our storage.

    We empower people to empower themselves. It’s your story. Are you ready?

Specs

Performance Specifications

Rotational Speed7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size16 MB
Load/unload Cycles300,000 minimum
Transfer Rates
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)126 MB/s (Max)

Physical Specifications

Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
Capacity500 GB
Form Factor3.5 Inch
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168

Physical Dimensions

English
Height1.028 Inches
Depth5.787 Inches
Width4.00 Inches
Weight1.52 Pounds
Metric
Height26.1 mm
Depth147 mm
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.69 kg

Environmental Specifications

Shock
Operating Shock (Read)30G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock300G, 2 ms
Acoustics
Idle Mode28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 033 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating32° F to 140° F
Non-operating-40° F to 158° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating-0° C to 60° C
Non-operating-40° C to 70° C

Electrical Specifications

Current Requirements
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 6.80 Watts
Idle: 6.10 Watts
Standby: 0.70 Watts
Sleep: 0.70 Watts

Awards

  • HDDs with SATA II & SATA III - comparison: WD Caviar Blue

    2012

General Information

WD BLUE™
Desktop Hard Drives

WD Blue hard drives deliver solid performance and reliability while providing you with all the space you need to hold an enormous amount of photos, videos and files. These drives are designed for use as primary drives in desktops PCs, external enclosures and for certain industrial applications.

Technical Information
Storage Capacity:500 GB
Platform Supported:Mac
Platform Supported:PC
Features:NoTouch Ramp Load
Features:IntelliSeek
Features:Ultra Cool and Quiet
Features:ShockGuard
Features:S.M.A.R.T

Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate:600 MBps (4.7 Gbps)
Rotational Speed:7200 rpm
Buffer:16 MB

Interfaces/Ports
Drive Interface:SATA
Drive Interface Standard:SATA/600

Physical Characteristics
Drive Type:Internal
Drive Width:3.5"
Height:1"
Width:4"
Depth:5.8"
Weight (Approximate):15.20 oz

Miscellaneous
System Requirements:Operating System(s):
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS
Certifications & Standards:

CE

Green Compliant:Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:RoHS
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:WEEE

Warranty
Limited Warranty:2 Year




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  • UPC: 718037773421 
  • Mfr's Part #: WD5000AAKX 

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