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500GB WD Black Hard Disk Drive

2.5-Inch | SATA 6.0Gb/s | 7200RPM | 32MB Cache
Desktop-class performance for notebook computers.
Maximize notebook computer performance with this 7200 RPM, SATA 6Gb/s, high-capacity hard drive.

Designed with top-of-the-line notebook computers in mind, this high performance drive delivers the capacity and speed needed to supercharge a notebook PC without compromising battery life or quiet acoustics. Features like these also make this drive an outstanding option for compact desktops, external hard drives, gaming systems, and blade servers.
Key Features
Desktop-class performance for notebook computers - With 7200 RPM spin speed, 32 MB cache, and capacities up to 750 GB, these drives enable you to have the best of both worlds: the capacity and performance of a desktop PC with the convenience and portability of a notebook.

Massive capacity - WD's 750 GB 2.5-inch drives offer huge capacity for space-hungry operating systems like Windows Vista®, with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.

Low power consumption - With technologies like IntelliSeek, which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption and SecurePark, which reduces power by parking the heads during low power idle mode, this drive delivers 5400 RPM-equivalent power consumption in a 7200 RPM drive.

Quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.

Reliable and rugged
  • WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks during shipping and handling and in daily operation.
  • WD's 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 shock tolerance.
Tested for compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give WD customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

Advanced Format (AF) - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.

500GB Western Digital WD Black Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
500GB
Formatted Capacity2
465GiB
Rotational Speed
7200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
32MB
Manufacturer Model Number
WD5000LPLX
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.374″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.75″)
Length (max)
100.2mm (3.94″)
Weight (typical)
115g (0.242 lbs.)

Reliability3

Warranty
5 Year Western Digital Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0 Gb/s
Track-to-track Seek
2.0ms
Average Seek Time
12.0ms

Power

Read Power
2.00 Watts
Write Power
2.00 Watts
Idle Mode
0.85 Watts
Standby Mode
0.25 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.25 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Vibration
0.00459 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
8% to 90%
Altitude
-1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
0.05102 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.3 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.5 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 WD5000LPLX UPC#: 718037829982

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: HappyMacUser2 Location: Big Bear City, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Hard Drive and Cable February 14, 2017 My thanks to the tech support at OWC. I had purchased a new HD for a MacBook Pro. The doggone thing wouldn't boot after cloning the old drive to the new one with CCC. One of the resident geniuses at OWC tech support advised me to get a new hard drive cable. Fixed the problem immediately. The adhesive on the smallest part of the new cable is totally poo. Be prepared to use some two-sided tape to hold things together. Thanks again OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: PEI Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 good product April 11, 2016 no problem works good i would recommend to anyone thats upgrading there mac to buy parts from this company thank you!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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