Western Digital WD500AZLX 500GB SATA Hard Drive

Western Digital Part #/MPN: WD5000AZLX

DiscTech Item #: WDC-WD5000AZLX-BN-2Y

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Capacity: 500GB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Interface Types: SATA

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Sustained Throughput: 150

Electrical Interface: SATA 600 - 6.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 32MB

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AZLX 500GB 3.5in 6Gbps 7.2K SATA HDD - Brand New

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AZLX 500GB 3.5" 6.0 Gb/s 7200 RPM Serial Attached Technology Attachment Hard Disk Drive - Brand New

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This drive is compatible with any server that accepts 3.5inx1.0in SATA Drive.

WD Blue™ PC Hard Drives
Model NumberWD5000AZLX
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Advanced Format (AF)Yes/s
Form Factor3.5-Inch
RoHS CompliantYes
Data Transfer Rate Max
Buffer to Host6 Gb/s
Host to/from Drive (sustained)150 MB/s
Cache (MB)32
Rotational speed (RPM)7200 RPM Class
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles300,000
Non-recoverable Read Errors Per Bits Read<1 in 10^14
Power Management
12VDC ±10% (A, peak)2
Average Power Requirements (W)
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (°C)
Operating0 to 60
Non-operating-40 to 70
Shock (Gs)
Operating (2 ms, read/write)30
Operating(2 ms, read) 65
Non-operating (2 ms)350
Acoustics (dBA)
Seek (average)30
Physical Dimensions
Height (in/mm)1.028/25.4
Length (in/mm)5.787/147
Width (in/mm, ± .01 in)4/101.6
Weight(lb/kg, ± 10%)0.99/0.45

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ROHS Compliant

Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer

Brand New

Condition Levels Explained

The product is brand new.

2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Product Warranties Explained

The product has a manufacturer warranty for the time period specified.