WD Black WD5003AZEX 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - SATA - 7200 rpm - 64 MB Buffer
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Features

  • 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.
  • Inspiring performance and capacity.

    For the creators, the gamers and those that demand the best, we delivered the next generation of hard drives to enlarge your PC playground. The latest WD Black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting. WD Black is designed to intensify your PC experience with generous capacity and incredible performance, pushing the boundaries of personalization.
  • For the Gamer… Smarter than the average drive.

    Performance and workstation PCs equipped with high-end components often omit vibrations and acoustics that can reduce the precision and performance of your hard drive. Even the best chassis on the market cannot always compensate against this. The new generation of WD Black hard drives feature Vibration Control Technology (VCT) which allows the disks inside the drive to adapt to any mounting problems or vibration conditions that are inside your case, resulting in increased data accuracy, performance and reliability over time. Put simply, this means you can game harder, faster and longer.
  • For the Enthusiast… Action meets stable traction.

    In addition to Vibration Control Technology (VCT), WD Black is also equipped with StableTrac Technology, which secures the motor shaft inside the drive at both ends to help reduce additional system-induced vibrations. StableTrac confidently stabilizes the platters inside, resulting in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations and delivers increased performance. (2 TB models and above).
  • For the Creative Pro… High resolution for a high definition world

    Underlying its athletic stance of performance and capacity, WD Black features a new High Resolution Controller (HRC) with an improved architectural design, resulting in increased data precision across the hard drive. This translates to superior responsiveness evolving your high definition world to the next level.
  • Protecting your moments.

    The worst thing that can happen during a rendering process is losing data due to power fluctuation or power failure. The new generation of WD Black hard drives is equipped with Corruption Protection Technology (CPT), which helps to protect and limit the potential problem of data loss during power failure or power loss to the hard drive. Overall, Corruption Protection Technology can save you time and money on your project.
  • Upgrading your drive is easy.

    WD Acronis True Image, available as a free download on the WD Support site, 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.
  • Dynamic Cache.

    WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there's an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and improves overall drive performance.
  • NoTouch Ramp Load technology.

    The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recommended use.

    TWD Black hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs, high-performance workstations, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, game consoles, home media PCs and notebook computers.*

    *Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office, 1 to 5 bay NAS systems and WD datacenter hard drives for 6 bay and greater NAS systems.

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Specs

Performance Specifications

Rotational Speed7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size64 MB
Load/unload Cycles300,000 minimum
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)6 Gb/s (Max)
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)150 MB/s (Sustained)

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
Weight0.97 Pounds
Metric
Height26.1 mm
Depth147 mm
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.44 kg

Environmental Specifications

Shock
Operating Shock (Read)30G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock350G, 2 ms
Acoustics
Idle Mode29 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 030 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 330 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: 0.80 Watts
Sleep: 0.80 Watts

General Information

WD BLACK™
Desktop Hard Drives

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. These 3.5-inch desktop drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.

Technical Information
Storage Capacity:500 GB
Platform Supported:Mac
Platform Supported:PC
Features:NoTouch Ramp Load
Features:StableTrac
Features:S.M.A.R.T
Features:Advanced Format

Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate:768 MBps (6 Gbps)
Rotational Speed:7200 rpm
Buffer:64 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):15.52 oz

Miscellaneous
System Requirements:

Operating System(s):

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Mac OS
Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • TUV NORD
  • C-Tick
  • F.I.T.
  • Canada ICES-003 Class B / NMB-003 Classe B
Green Compliant:Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:RoHS
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:WEEE
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:China RoHS

Warranty
Limited Warranty:5 Year




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  • UPC: 718037800233 
  • Mfr's Part #: WD5003AZEX