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Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive - WD5000AADS

Abt Model: WD5000AADS | UPC Code: 715663213314
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Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive, Model WD5000AADS

As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.


  • Reduced power consumption
    WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, NoTouch, and IntelliPower technologies
  • Helps enable eco-friendly PCs
    WD Caviar Green drives yield an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over standard desktop drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation
  • Cool and Quiet
    WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives
  • Perfect for external drives
    External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class
  • IntelliPower
    A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance
  • IntelliSeek
    Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration
  • 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
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)
    Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density
  • StableTrac
    The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. (2 TB models only)
  • Advanced power technology
    Electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption for reduced power requirements and increased reliability



  • Buffer To Host (Serial ATA): 3 Gb/s (Max)


  • Formatted Capacity: 500,107 MB
  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
  • User Sectors Per Drive: 976,773,168


  • Shock
    • Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2 ms
    • Non-operating Shock: 300G, 2 ms
  • Acoustics
    • Idle Mode: 25 dBA (average)
    • Seek Mode 0: 27 dBA (average)
    • Seek Mode 3: 25 dBA (average)
  • Vibration
    • Operating
      • Linear: 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
      • Random: 10-300 Hz, 0.008 g² / Hz
    • Non-operating
      • Low Frequency: 5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
      • High Frequency: 20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)

Current Requirements

  • Power Dissipation
    • Read/Write: 6 Watts
    • Idle: 3.7 Watts
    • Standby: 0.80 Watts
    • Sleep: 0.80 Watts

What It Holds

  • Up to 100,000 digital photos
  • Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 190 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 60 hours of HD video

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.028"
  • Width: 4"
  • Depth: 5.787"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.61 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
More reasons to buy the Western Digital WD5000AADS from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Western Digital WD5000AADS is Brand New.
  • The Western Digital WD5000AADS Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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