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Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB,Internal,7200 RPM,3.5" (WD5001AALS) Hard Drive

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Western Digital 500GB Internal 7200RPM 3.5" HDD Hard Drive - WD5001AALS
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Western Digital 500GB Internal 7200RPM 3.5" HDD Hard Drive - WD5001AALS
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WD5001AALS-00E3A0 dcm: HARCHTJCAB  Western Digital  500Gb SATA
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Product Description
With a form factor of 3.5-inch, the Western Digital WD5001AALS is slim enough to fit into the chassis of your computer. The spindle speed of 7200 rpm in this WD 500GB hard drive quickly reads your data on the disk. The interface type of Serial ATA-300 in this WD 3.5-inch hard disk offers superb connectivity with other networks. The Western Digital WD5001AALS moves data across the system with great speed due to the drive transfer rate of 300Mbps.You will be able to search your files and folders efficiently with this WD 500GB hard drive that has an average latency of 4.2 ms. Equipped with a Shock Tolerance of 30 g at 2ms and Vibration Tolerance of 0.75 g at 20-300 Hz, the WD 3.5-inch hard disk provides long-term serviceability and reliability.

Product Identifiers
BrandWestern Digital
ModelCaviar Black
UPC007180377366, 0718037736686, 2001629345006, 4016138574678, 5051964127451, 640520086445, 718037736686, 8032976045558

Key Features
EnclosureInternal
Capacity500 GB
Buffer Size32 MB
Hard Drive TypeHDD (Hard Disk Drive)
Spindle Speed7200 RPM

Technical Features
PlatformMac, PC
Form Factor3.5"

eBay Product ID: EPID94148060

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 6 user reviews

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    Feature ratings

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    • Value for money
    Created: 11/10/11

    GREAT Drive

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Great drive, runs cool & quiet.
    Performance Specifications
    Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
    Buffer Size 32 MB
    Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)
    Load/unload Cycles 300,000 minimum
    Transfer Rates
    Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)
    Physical Specifications
    Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
    Capacity 500 GB
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
    User Sectors Per Drive 976,773,168
    Physical Dimensions
    English
    Height 1.028 Inches
    Depth 5.787 Inches
    Width 4.00 Inches
    Weight 1.66 Pounds
    Metric
    Height 26.1 mm
    Depth 147 mm
    Width 101.6 mm
    Weight 0.75 kg
    Environmental Specifications
    Shock
    Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
    Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
    Acoustics
    Idle Mode 29 dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 0 34 dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 3 30 dBA (average)
    Temperature (English)
    Operating 32° 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 10.70 Watts
    Idle 8.20 Watts
    Standby 1.30 Watts
    Sleep 1.30 Watts

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 08/07/11

    Seems to be a great product but ask me again in about three years.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Hi All,
    I purchased this product for three reasons.1)My systems primary hard drive is 3 years old and I felt that a back up drive was in order... just in case number 1 failed. 2)I had recently installed a television tuner board and I found that recording TV shows requires a lot of HD space.3)I had also recently installed a video editing program and found that the saved videos require a lot of HD space.I chose the WD Caviar Black just because the WD brand is as good or better than any available HD.I think there are well built drives and there are also duds in every batch of any make and model of HD. This time I bought the WD. What the heck. It may crap out in two years but so might any other brand. I have had the new WD drive for about two months so I can't comment on durability but I can say that the install was a breeze. My drive did not come with WD software but downloading the driver and setup program from WD was no problem. Also, my new HD did not come with any cables or mounting screws and this a bit of an inconvenience and meant that I had to forgo install until I was able to gather the rest of the needed parts. The Ebay price was good so I wasn't rattled by this. Just be aware. I wound up using this new drive as the primary, (C:\) drive because it is faster than what came with my HP. Transfering the info from the old drive to this new drive was a snap with the WD software download.

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    Created: 03/01/11

    New Harddrive

    I have always used more Western Digital drives than others. Some Models in the past have not been near as good as others but so for everything is going real good with this drive and i like it.

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    Created: 09/04/11

    Great drive, great price, solved my problem. A+++

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    I bought this drive to replace my dying Seagate 100gig drive and to upgrade to something bigger.

    I like the drive because it functions flawlessly, seeks fast and so far has been very reliable. I've always had good luck and experiences with Western Digital products.

    Drawbacks, some say this drive is noisy. It is a tiny bit noisier than the Seagate but since my unit is below my desktop I rarely even hear it or the system fans.

    I will definitely go with Western Digital again in the future.

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    Created: 06/14/11

    Great

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Pros: It's faster than I thought. I had two velociraptors in RAID0 and I'm still impressed. Only paid $49.99 for it, so it was definitely an egg-cellent deal.

    Cons: None

    Other Thoughts: I was fortunate enough to get one that works. WD Caviar Black for performance at a reasonable price.

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