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500.0 GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA3 6.0Gb/s 64m cache

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Product Code: HDWD10k500
Mfr Part#: 500GB 10K SATA3
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Fastest SATA hard drive
on the planet.

Monstrous capacity.

Rock-solid reliability.

10,000 RPM, 64 MB cache and a SATA 6 Gb/s interface gives gamers the speed advantage they crave.

Twice the capacity of previous generations makes this the largest capacity 10,000 RPM SATA drive ever.

Best-in-class 1.4 million hour MTBF and 5-year limited warranty, makes these the most reliable SATA hard drives around.

WD VelociRaptor hard drives deliver maximum speed and reliability for performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers. With a superbly engineered combination of 10,000 RPM spin speed, SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a 32 MB cache, these drives are truly an evolution in performance.

Product Features

Killer speed - SATA 6 Gb/s interface and 64 MB cache enhance the next generation 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor making it up to 15% faster than the award-winning previous generation.
Monstrous capacity - WD VelociRaptor SATA drives are available in capacities up to 600 GB, double the capacity of the previous generation.
Rock-solid reliability - Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.
Ultra-cool operation - Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering double the capacity and higher performance.
IcePack mounting frame - The 2.5-inch WD VelociRaptor is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch enterprise-class mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis.
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) - Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
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.
Environmentally conscious - In addition to being ROHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen-free design.

Ideal For

Performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers.

Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed 10,000 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 64 MB
Average Latency 3.00 ms (nominal)
Load/unload Cycles 600,000 minimum
Seek Times
Read Seek Time 3.6 ms (average)
Write Seek Time 4.2 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time 0.4 ms (average)
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 500,127 MB
Capacity 500 GB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 1,172,123,568
Physical Dimensions
Height 1.028 Inches
Length 5.787 Inches
Width 4.00 Inches
Weight 1.08 Pounds
Height 26.1 mm
Length 147 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Weight 489 g
Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
Idle Mode 30 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 37 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating 41° F to 131° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating 5° C to 55° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C
Operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
Non-operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
Altitude (English)
Operating -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet
Non-operating -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet
Altitude (Metric)
Operating -305M to 3,050M
Non-operating -305M to 12,200M
Linear 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
Random 10-300 Hz, 0.008 g˛ / Hz
Low Frequency 0.05 g˛/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
High Frequency 20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
12 VDC
Read/Write 320 mA
Idle 210 mA
Standby 5 mA
Sleep 5 mA
Read/Write 470 mA
Idle 360 mA
Standby 130 mA
Sleep 120 mA
Power Dissipation
Read/Write 6.20 Watts
Idle 4.30 Watts
Standby 0.70 Watts
Sleep 0.70 Watts

Your price:  $149.00
500.0 GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA3 6.0Gb/s 64m cache

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