Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB SATA Hard Drive

Western Digital Part #/MPN: WD5000KS

DiscTech Item #: WDC-WD5000KS-NP-OE

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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

Electrical Interface: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 16MB

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - New Pull

Ultra-fast performance and cool, quiet function distinguish this 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16. The immense capacity and fast seek time make this drive ideal for high-demand data retrieval situations, as well as handily filling multimedia and gaming needs. The integrated Data Lifeguard™, Data Lifeguard Tools™ and Shock Guard™ technology ensure your data is safe under the most demanding circumstances, and provides ongoing diagnoses and correction of possible problems.

A 16MB cache and 300MB transfer rate give you lightning fast writing and retrieval, and help the drive consume less power, making it safer and longer-lasting. WD has also gone to a great deal of effort to reduce vibration and operation noise, producing one of the quietest large drives on the market, perfect for situations where noise is an issue. Add that to its capacity and speed, this is a great high-capacity drive for your money.


This drive is compatible with any of our SATA hot swap trays and controllers.

Western Digital
Manufacturer Part #
Formatted Capacity 
500 GB
To/From Media
300 MBps
Average Latency
4.2 ms
16 MB
8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)
Rotational Speed
7200 rpm
Start / Stop Cycles
1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays
1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
ShockGuard, WhisperDrive
4" x 5.8" x 1"
1.8 lbs
Min Operating Temperature
41 °F
Max Operating Temperature
131 °F
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95%
Shock Tolerance
65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 250 g @ 2ms (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance
0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)
Sound Emission
28 dBA

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Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

The product has been mounted in a brand new system (e.g. server), then removed from the system, before entering service. These products may have some hours of usage due to system build time / burn-in / testing etc. New Pulls are guaranteed to have at least 95% (often 99%) of their service life remaining , they may show signs of being physically mounted and dismounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

1 Year DiscTech Warranty

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