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WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKB 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - WD5000AAKB

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

got exactly what i paid for no problems install very easy once i looked up directions online as this prodcut did not come with mounting hardware or instructions. overall very happy

-Anonymous quote

This drive works fine but was difficult to install. It should have come with an installation disk and did not. Because I was installing it along with other drives, I had considerable trouble setting the jumper pins on the various drives so that Windows could recognize the new drive. Finally I managed to download the necessary tool from Western Digital, and discovered that the pins on my DVD drive needed to be changed to "slave." Once I did that, Windows recognized the drive.

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buy.com is a great site and this product is too.

on 9/26/2007

got exactly what i paid for no problems install very easy once i looked up directions online as this prodcut did not come with mounting hardware or instructions. overall very happy

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Great Price and Lots of Storage

by James on 11/28/2007

After purchasing this item, I installed it and it worked perfectly from the day I installed it. It comes with lots of storage, and with a 16MB cache, it is really fast. I do recommend this drive to you.

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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# WD5000AAKB
SKU 204229216
UPC 718037720296
UPC 14 00718037720296
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Western Digital Store
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Features
Solid performance
Ultra cool and quiet
500GB
Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk): 972 Mbits/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity: 500,107 MB
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: EIDE 100 MB/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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