Western Digital Corp. WD5000KS hard drive specifications

WD Caviar Blue WD5000KS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA-300

WD Caviar Blue16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drives feature 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance, cool and quiet operation and up to 500 GB of storage for capacity-hungry applications.

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Manufacturer
Western Digital Corp.

HDD Part Number
WD5000KS


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General

Device Type
Hard drive - Internal hard drive

Width
4 in

Depth
5.8 in

Height
1 in

Weight
1.3 lbs

Hard Drive

Form Factor

Capacity
500 GB

Interface Type
Serial ATA-300

Buffer Size
16 MB

Features
FlexPower, Soft Seek, Shock Guard, WhisperDrive, SecureConnect, Data Lifeguard

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate
300 MBps

Internal Data Rate
93.5 MBps

Seek Time
8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)

Track-to-Track Seek Time
2 ms

Average Latency
4.2 ms

Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Reliability

Storage Hard Drive / Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^14

Start / Stop Cycles
50,000

Storage Controller

Type
None

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA

Compatible Bays
1 x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H

Compatible Slots
x None

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certifications
Works with Windows Vista

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
41 �F

Max Operating Temperature
131 �F

Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95%

Vibration Tolerance
0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)

Sound Emission
28 dBA


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