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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA/600 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA/600 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX NU-562-214-0001  

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WD Caviar Blue
Desktop Hard Drives

WD Caviar Blue hard drives are available with either SATA or PATA interface in a variety of cache sizes with a multitude of available features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation perfect for family and business computing.

Product Features

The original
These drives are built utilizing the proven technology of the original award-winning WD Caviar 3.5-inch hard drives for desktop computers.

Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer features and capacity at an affordable price.

Cool operation
WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.

We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab™ to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

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.

Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.


Family and business computing.

Desktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (RAID-0 / RAID-1).


  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA/600 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive

  • General Features:
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Formatted capacity: 5 GB 
  • User sectors per drive: 976,773,168
  • SATA latching connector
  • Form factor: 3.5-inch
  • RoHS compliant

  • Performance:
  • Data transfer rate (max)
    • Buffer to host: 6 Gb/s
    • Host to/from drive (sustained): 126 MB/s
  • Cache (MB): 16
  • Rotational speed (RPM): 7200

  • Reliability/Data Integrity:
  • Load/unload cycles: 300,000
  • Non-recoverable read errors per bits read: <1 in 1014
  • Limited warranty (years): 2

  • Power Management:
  • 12VDC (A, max): 2.5
  • Average power requirements (W):
    • Read/Write: 6.0
    • Idle: 5.6
    • Standby: 0.9
    • Sleep: 0.9

  • Environmental Specifications:
  • Temperature (°C)
    • Operating: 0 to 60
    • Non-operating: -40 to 70
  • Shock (Gs):
    • Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30
    • Operating (2 ms, read): 65
    • Non-operating (2 ms): 350
  • Average acoustics (dBA):
    • Idle mode: 29
    • Performance seek mode: 30

  • Physical Dimensions:
  • Height (in./mm, max): 1.028/26.1
  • Length (in./mm, max) 5.787/147
  • Width (in./mm, ± .01 in.): 4/101.6
  • Weight (lb./kg, ± 10%) 1.49/0.68
Package Includes:
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA/600 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive
Additional Information:

  • Notes:
  • Series: Caviar Blue
  • Model: WD5000AAKX

  • Product Requirements:
  • Available Serial ATA connector
  • Available Serial ATA power connector
  • Available 3.5-inch drive bay
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