WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA-300 comparison

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Price $45 to $88 at 4 stores $49 to $107 at 8 stores $54 to $117 at 4 stores $44 to $157 at 3 stores $82 to $129 at 4 stores
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Release date January 31, 2007 November 05, 2010 N/A May 09, 2009 July 18, 2008
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Buffer Size 16 MB
16 MB
32 MB
32 MB
32 MB
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
7200 rpm
5400 rpm
Info unavailable 7200 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
Capacity 500 GB
500 GB
1 TB
500 GB
1 TB
Microsoft Certification Works with Windows Vista
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Features Shock Guard , S.M.A.R.T.
IntelliSeek
Data Lifeguard
Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
Shock Guard , S.M.A.R.T.
IntelliSeek
NoTouch ramp load technology
StableTrac , S.M.A.R.T.
IntelliPark
IntelliPower (5400-7200)
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)
IntelliSeek
StableTrac , S.M.A.R.T.
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)
GreenPower technology
NoTouch ramp load technology
IntelliSeek
IntelliPower
StableTrac , S.M.A.R.T.
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)
NoTouch ramp load technology
Shock Guard
Data Lifeguard
Dual processor
Interface Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Serial ATA-300
Info unavailable
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable WD Green WD5000AADS - Hard drive - 500 GB - Serial ATA-300
Info unavailable
Weight 1.4 lbs
15.9 oz
1.6 lbs
1.3 lbs
1.5 lbs
Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Hard drive - Internal hard drive
Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
2 years warranty
Info unavailable 2 years warranty
5 years warranty
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
3.5" x 1/3H
3.5" x 1/3H
3.5" x 1/3H
3.5" x 1/3H
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
600 MBps
300 MBps
300 MBps
300 MBps
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