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WD WD Black WD5003AZEX - Hard drive - 500 GB - internal - 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s - 7200 rpm - buffer: 64 MB (WD5003AZEX)

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WD Black WD5003AZEX - Hard drive - 500 GB - internal - 3.5" - SATA 6Gb/s - 7200 rpm - buffer: 64 MB
  • MacMall Part #: 9255456 
  • Manufacturer Part #: WD5003AZEX 
  • UPC: 0718037800233 
  • Platform: Universal 


Maximum performance.
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

No compromises.
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

Industry-leading warranty.
WD Black carries the highest available warranty protection on the market, a 5-year limited warranty.

High performance electronics.
Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
Dynamic Cache - WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there's an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and improves overall drive performance.

Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture.
Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.
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.

StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operationswhich enables consistently higher performance. (4 TB and 2 TB models only) View demo

The WD advantage.
WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles as well as helpful software and utilities. Our customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. Our toll-free customer support lines are here to help or you can access our WD Support site for additional details.

Technical Specs

Device Type Hard drive - internal
Capacity 500 GB
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size 64 MB
Features Dual actuator technology, StableTrac, NoTouch ramp load technology, dual processor
Width 40 in
Depth 5.8 in
Height 1 in
Weight 15.52 oz
Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 150 MBps
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Non-Recoverable Errors 1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles 300,000
Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
Power Consumption 6.8 Watt ( active ) ¦ 6.1 Watt ( idle ) ¦ 0.8 Watt ( sleep )
Compliant Standards RoHS
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 5 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 5 years
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 140 °F
Shock Tolerance 65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 350 g @ 2ms (non-operating)
Sound Emission 30 dBA
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