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Western Digital

500GB Caviar® SE16 Hard Drive

3.5-Inch | EIDE 100MB/s | 7200RPM | 16MB Cache
Lighting Fast - Cool - Quiet
Combine lightning fast performance, technologically advanced accoustics and cool operation for optimal reliability.

WD Caviar® SE16 EIDE drives feature up to 500GB of storage and a 16MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, these reliable drives are fast, but they still deliver technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia or gaming systems these drives are the perfect choice as an upgrade or replacement for your EIDE system.
Key Features
Top performance for Windows Vista™ - WD Caviar SE16 SATA and EIDE drives are certified for Windows Vista and are top performers on the Windows Vista Experience Index.

16MB Cache - Bigger cache means faster performance. A massive 16MB cache combined with advanced acoustic and power-reducing technologies make these ultra-fast drives the perfect solution for the fully loaded PC.

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

SecurePark™ - Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance.

Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL) - The drive arm frequently sweeps across the disk to reduce uneven wear on the drive surface.

500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 Specifications:


Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
EIDE 100 MB/s
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
7200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number


Height (max)
25.4mm (1.028″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.00″)
Length (max)
147mm (5.787″)
Weight (typical)
0.63kg (1.39 lbs.)
Guaranteed Sectors


Contact Start-Stops
50,000 minimum
3 Year Western Digital Warranty


Transfer Rate (Max)
100 MB/s
Track-to-track Seek
Average Latency


Read Power
8.77 Watts
Write Power
8.77 Watts
Idle Mode
8.40 Watts
Standby Mode
0.97 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.97 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

65 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

Environmental (Non-Operating)

350 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 149°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
300-500 Hz, 5.0G (0 to peak)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet


Idle (Typical)
2.8 bels
Seek (Typical)
3.3 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Western Digital p/n WD5000AAKB UPC#: 718037720296
Western Digital 500GB Caviar SE16 Mfr P/N: WD5000AAKB OWC SKU: WDGWD5000AAKB Internal 3.5" Hard Drive Western Digital 3 Year Limited Warranty
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