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WD Blue WD5000AAKS 500 GB

WD Caviar Blue16 native SATA hard drive features 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. This reliable drive is fast, but still delivers technolog...

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Excellent

ProLow power, Less heat, big storage

ConsLow RPM (Speed)

This internal drive is by far the most reliable and affordable storage drive in the market. I had TWO of these 500Gb drive for movie storage in my Home Theatre PC Rig. Features & Specs This drive is a Low Power consumption device. It saves around 40% less power requirements than any other drive...

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Excellent

“A treat for your vista”

published 17/04/2008

ProFast and cheaper than others

Conscan always be cheaper

The perfect gift for your Windows vista, oh how this will breathe new life into your commputer. This drive scores 5.9 in the windows vista experience rating, the highest posible score!!! The latency and size of this hard drive is competitive in terms of price with other brands but this drive is...

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Excellent

ProQuick, reliable, cheap and lots of space

ConsThe OEM unit comes without SATA cables or screws.

I bought the OEM edition, that is an original equipment manufacturer version. These do not come in a retail box and have no accessories with them. The actual hard drive itself is strong, well built and reassuringly heavy. This is a SATAII Hard drive but since i had an asrock dual-vsta motherboard...

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Excellent

ProGreat speed, great storage space, low price, stabi...

ConsA little hot, A little noisy

I used many Hard Drives drives until this one and I'm finally satisfied. As a multitasking user i open many programs at the same time: antivirus, internet, multiple downloads, winamp and even gaming at the same time and often I even game sometimes and this hdd really does a good job. The 500GB...

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Excellent

published 08/04/2008

Having used Western Digital before, I had very high expectations when I bought one of these drives. Thankfully, my expectations were met! Previously, I had a 36GB Raptor as my primary drive, storing my OS, Apps and Games, allowing for very fast loading times. Raptors were some of the fastest drives in the world, but were limited by their small capacity. In the new generation of hard drives, this limitation has been removed - my new 500GB Western Digital drive is actually fast than the old Raptor, with more than 10 times the capacity, all for the same price! The new hard drive is also quieter and cooler. I would recommend these HDDs to anybody - they are massive, cool, quiet and fast.

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Excellent

ProFast speeds, Reliable, Quiet, Low prices

ConsNot very fast at loading games

I use this hard drive as my main hard drive, this is a reliable drive and has served me well, The speed of this hard drive is good but if you are planning to play games with it this is not the one because the loading speeds aren't very fast, but this is a great hard drive for high end...

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Excellent

“Easy, quick and quiet”

published 22/10/2010

ProQuick, quiet, good value

ConsLittle and basic packaging

I bought the OEM version of this product, which therefore meant in came in very simple packaging with no instruction manual. Fortunately, I did not need this and therefore doesn't bother me too much. The packaging was easy to open and the hard drive itself was easy to install into the computer...

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Product Information : WD Blue WD5000AAKS 500 GB

Manufacturer's product description

WD Caviar Blue16 native SATA hard drive features 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. This reliable drive is fast, but still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation.

Product Details

Product Description: WD Blue WD5000AAKS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Caviar WD5000KS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Blue WDBAAV5000ENC - hard drive - 500 GB - ATA-100, WD Blue WD5000KS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Black WD5001AALS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Blue WD5000AAJS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Green WD5000AACS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Green WD5000AADS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Green WD5000AAVS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Green WD5000CS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, WD Blue WD5000AAKX - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 6Gb/s

Type: Hard drive - internal

Capacity: 500 GB

Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H, 3.5"

Interface: SATA 3Gb/s, ATA-100, SATA 6Gb/s

Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps, 600 MBps

Buffer Size: 16 MB, 8 MB, 32 MB

Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm

Features: Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard, IntelliSeek, Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL) , S.M.A.R.T.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.54 cm, 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.5 cm, 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm

Weight: 0.63 kg, 0.7 kg, 0.6 kg, 0.73 kg, 450 g

Microsoft Certification: Works with Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty, 3 years warranty, 5 years warranty

Designed For: Altos G320, G320-50074, G330, G330-D2180, G330-X3220, G530, G5350, G540, G540-E5405, G710, R720, R720-E5405; Aspire M1100, M1100-2B7Z_250, M1100-B1215, M1100-B1300, M1100-SD4000, M1100-SS1250, M1100-SS3800, M1100-U1302, M1100-U1402, M1100-UD4000, M1600, M3100, M3100-U3202, M3100-U3300, M3100-U3401, M3100-UD5200, M3100-XE71, M5100, M5100-EF9500, M5500, M5500-1F77, M5620; Veriton M410, M410-FD4201, M410-SD4000, M410-SD4401, M410-SD4402, M410-SS1250, M410-SS3800, M410-UD4000, M410-UD4200, M410-UD4201, M410-UD5000, M410-UF9500, M410-UF9600, M410-UF9650

Manufacturer: Western Digital

MPN: WD5000AAKX, WD5000AAKB, WDBAAV5000ENC

Hard Drive / Form Factor: 3.5"

Hard Drive / Interface Type: Serial ATA-600, IDE

Hard Drive / Capacity: 500

Hard Drive / Hard Drive Type: Internal hard drive

Long Name: Caviar Blue 500GB

Localisation: Middle East, Africa, Europe

Hard Drive / Spindle Speed: 7200

General

MPN: WD5000AAKS, KH.50008.001, WDBAAV5000ENC-ERSN, WD5000KSRTL2, WD5001AALS, WD5000KS, WD5000AAJS, WD5000AACS, WD5000AADS, WD5000AAVS, WD5000CSRTL2, WD5000AAKS-OEM, WD5000AAKX

Device Type: Hard drive - internal

Capacity: 500 GB

Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H, 3.5"

Interface: SATA 3Gb/s, ATA-100, SATA 6Gb/s

Buffer Size: 16 MB, 8 MB, 32 MB

Features: Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard, IntelliSeek, Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL) , S.M.A.R.T.

Width: 10.2 cm

Depth: 14.7 cm

Height: 2.54 cm, 2.5 cm, 2.6 cm

Weight: 0.63 kg, 0.7 kg, 0.6 kg, 0.73 kg, 450 g

Bytes per Sector: 512

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (external), 600 MBps (external)

Seek Time: 8.9 ms (average), 8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)

Track-to-Track Seek Time: 2 ms

Average Latency: 4.2 ms, 5.6 ms

Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm

Internal Data Rate: 93.5 MBps, 113 MBps, 108 MBps, 126 MBps

Reliability

Non-Recoverable Errors: 1 per 10^15, 1 per 10^14

Start / Stop Cycles: 50,000

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x SATA 3 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA, 1 x ATA-100 - 40 PIN IDC, 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA

Compatible Bays: 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H, 1 x internal - 3.5"

Miscellaneous

Works with Windows Vista: Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.

Compliant Standards: RoHS

Mounting Kit: Included

Localisation: Middle East, Africa, Europe

Package Type: Retail, OEM

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 2 years warranty, 3 years warranty, 5 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 2 years, Limited warranty - 3 years, Limited warranty - 5 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C, 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 60 °C, 55 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%

Shock Tolerance: 65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 350 g @ 2ms (non-operating), 30 g @ 2ms (operating) / 250 g @ 1ms (non-operating), 30 g @ 2ms (operating) / 300 g @ 1ms (non-operating), 65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 300 g @ 1ms (non-operating), 65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 250 g @ 2ms (non-operating), 65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 350 g @ 1ms (non-operating)

Vibration Tolerance: 0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 3 g @ 10-300 Hz (non-operating), 0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating), 0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 5 g @ 300-500 Hz (non-operating)

Sound Emission: 28 dBA, 25 dBA

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Acer Altos G320, G320-50074, G330, G330-D2180, G330-X3220, G530, G5350, G540, G540-E5405, G710, R720, R720-E5405 ¦ Acer Aspire M1100, M1100-2B7Z_250, M1100-2E7Z OB 22'', M1100-2E7Z One Box 19'' TFT, M1100-B1215A, M1100-B1300A, M1100-FB7Z_Linux, M1100-GB7D, M1100-GB7Z_X One Box 19", M1100-SD4000A, M1100-SS1250A, M1100-SS3800B, M1100-TE7Z OB 16'', M1100-U1302A, M1100-U1402A, M1100-UD4000A, M1100-VB7Z, M1100-VB7Z One Box 17"TFT, M1100-VB7Z One Box 19"TFT, M1600, M1600-AB7D, M1600-EB7Z, M1600-NE7M One Box 19"TFT, M3100, M3100-FE7Z - "VISTA", M3100-GB7Z, M3100-GB7Z One Box 19"TFT, M3100-GE7N, M3100-GE7Z, M3100-JE7M, M3100-JE7Z, M3100-QB7Z - "VISTA", M3100-U3202A, M3100-U3300A, M3100-U3401A, M3100-UD5200A, M3100-XE71, M5100, M5100-EF9500A, M5100-Gamer, M5100-GE7M, M5100-JE7S_TNT, M5100-JE7Z One Box 19" TFT, M5100-Quad, M5500, M5500-1E7E, M5500-1E7S, M5500-1F77, M5620, M5620 Gamer Line, M5620-1M7N - "VISTA", M5620-Gamer, M5620-IE7U - "VISTA" ¦ Acer Veriton M410, M410-FD4201P, M410-SD4000C, M410-SD4401C, M410-SD4402C, M410-SS1250C, M410-SS1250P, M410-SS3800P, M410-UD4000C, M410-UD4000P, M410-UD4200P, M410-UD4201C, M410-UD4201P, M410-UD5000C, M410-UD5000P, M410-UF9500P, M410-UF9600P, M410-UF9650C

Software & System Requirements

OS Required: Apple MacOS, Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP

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