Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS SATA Hard Drive

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Western Digital Part #/MPN: WD5000AAKS

DiscTech Item #: WDC-WD5000AAKS-RF-OE-DEL

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Capacity: 500GB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Interface Types: SATA

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Average Seek Time: 8.9 / 10.9

Electrical Interface: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 16MB

Performance SpecificationsWD5000AAKS
Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Buffer Size16 MB
Average Latency4.20 ms (nominal)
Contact Start/Stop Cycles50,000 minimum
Seek Times
Read Seek Time8.9 ms
Write Seek Time10.9 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time2.0 ms (average)
Full Stroke Seek21.0 ms (average)
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer To Disk972 Mbits/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
Capacity500 GB
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168
Physical Dimensions
Height1.028 Inches (Max)
Length5.787 Inches (Max)
Width4.00 Inches (+/- 0.010 inch)
Weight1.33 Pounds
Height25.4 mm (Max)
Length147 mm (Max)
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.60 kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read)65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock350G, 2 ms
Idle Mode25 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 326 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating32° F to 140° F
Non-operating-40° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating0° C to 60 ° C
Non-operating-40° C to 65° C
Operating5-95% RH non-condensing
Non-operating5-95% 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
Operating Vibration
Linear20-300 Hz, .75G (0 to peak)
Random7-500 Hz, 0.00221 g² / Hz
Non-operating Vibration
Low Frequency10-300 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
High Frequency300-500 Hz, 5.0G (0 to peak)
Electrical Specifications
12 VDC Current Requirements
Read/Write395 mA
Idle380 mA
Standby6 mA
Sleep6 mA
5 VDC Current Requirements
Read/Write660 mA
Idle532 mA
Standby180 mA
Sleep180 mA
Power Dissipation
Read/Write7.80 Watts
Idle7.20 Watts
Standby.97 Watts
Sleep.97 Watts

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Alternate MPNs: 0Y098D Y098D

Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech


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