Refurbished - WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS Hard Drive - WD5000AAKS

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I bought this hard drive to use as a backup harddrive for my Athlon system which had an extra SATA1 port. The drive came with no extra jumper (I guess that is because it is OEM), had to swipe a jumper of another harddrive to jump the OPT1 jumper to make it work with my older SATA1 port. MORE IMPORTANTLY, this drive does NOT have a legacy 4-pin power port. It only has the newer 15 pin SATA power port. This was never mentioned inthe description. I had to pay another 10 bucks for an adapter. I am not happy with this. But the drive as such has not shown any problems so far.

-Jayakumar quote

I was surprised to find ONLY a hard drive in the box when it arrived. It costed another $12 at the computer store by my house to properly connect the hard drive to my PC. The drive is great, I just would have liked to know to purchase the correct parts online rather than make a trip to the store. This should have been visibly marked at the time of purchase.

-Anonymous quote

Easy to install - Quiet operation

on 3/7/2008

My new harddrive was a snap to install, runs quickly and quietly. No complaints.

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on 3/16/2008

This drive was added to an HP Media Smart Server and is the quietest drive I own. Completely satisfied with the size and price value for this drive.

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Product Overview

WD Caviar® Blue™ hard drives are available with either SATA or EIDE interface in a variety of cache sizes with a multitude of available features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability. With capacities ranging from 40 GB to 750 GB, these drives are the perfect solution for family and business computing.


Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WD5000AAKS
SKU 203868982
UPC 718037720302
UPC 14 00718037720302
Refurbished Yes
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Solid performance
Ultra cool and quiet
Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk): 972 Mbits/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity: 500,107 MB
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive: 976,773,168
Physical Dimensions
Height: 1.028 Inches (Max)
Length: 5.787 Inches (Max)
Width: 4.00 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
Weight: 1.39 Pounds
Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock: 350G, 2 ms
Idle Mode: 28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 0 33 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 3 29 dBA (average)
Temperature Operating: 32° F to 140° F
Temperature Non-operating: -40° F to 149° F
Humidity Operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
Humidity Non-operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
Altitude Operating: -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
Altitude Non-operating: -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet
Vibration Operating (Linear): 20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Vibration Operating (Random): 7-500 Hz (0.00221 g²/Hz)
Electrical Specifications
12 VDC (Read/Write): 460 mA
12 VDC (Idle): 450 mA
12 VDC (Standby): 6 mA
12 VDC (Sleep): 6 mA
5 VDC (Read/Write): 650 mA
5 VDC (Idle): 600 mA
5 VDC (Standby): 180 mA
5 VDC (Sleep): 180 mA
Power Dissipation (Read/Write): 8.77 Watts
Power Dissipation (Idle): 8.40 Watts
Power Dissipation (Standby): 0.97 Watts
Power Dissipation (Sleep): 0.97 Watts

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