WD Caviar SE SE WD5000AAJS 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - WD5000AAJS

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by Gus on 5/26/2008

I've always liked Western Digital for putting out great products. I have installed this in my Mac G5 and have absolutely no problems - about 2 months. Size is right , Price is right , performance is right , it's a beautiful world.

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Excellent value but runs a bit hot.

on 8/18/2008

I installed two of these drives in a Linksys NAS-200 network storage system. They create a lot of heat in that small enclosure. So far they have run flawlessly and a small external fan seems to solve the heat problem. I would recommend these drives for most applications.

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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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WD5000AAJS
SKU 203942351
UPC 718037720289
UPC 14 00718037720289
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Features
Solid performance
Ultra cool and quiet
500GB
Tech Specs
Performance
Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size: 8 MB
Average Latency: 4.20 ms (nominal)
Start/Stop Cycles: 50,000 minimum
Seek Times
Read Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Write Seek Time: 10.9 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time: 2.0 ms (average)
Full Stroke Seek: 21.0 ms (average)
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA): 300 MB/s (Max)
Buffer To Disk: 972 Mbits/s (Max)
Physical
Formatted Capacity: 500,107 MB
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: SATA 300 MB/s
User Sectors Per Drive: 976,773,168
Dimensions
Height: 1.028 Inches (Max)
Length: 5.787 Inches (Max)
Width: 4.00 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
Weight: 1.39 Pounds
Shock
Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock: 350G, 2 ms
Acoustics
Idle Mode: 28 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 0 26 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 3 29 dBA (average)
Temperature
Operating: 32° F to 140° F
Non-operating: -40° F to 149° F
Humidity
Operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
Non-operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
Altitude
Operating: -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
Non-operating: -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

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