Western Digital WD500VF4PZ 5TB SATA Hard Drive

Western Digital Part #/MPN: WD500VF4PZ

DiscTech Item #: WDC-WD500VF4PZ-BN-OE


Capacity: 5TB

Speed: 5,700RPM

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: 64MB

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WD Ae™ Datacenter Archive HDD

The cost-effective, energy-efficient HDD cold storage solution.
The WD Ae hard drive delivers cost-effective, high capacity disklayer storage for cold data archive systems. These drives are built with features that address the unique requirements of cold data archiving, including WD’s innovative Progressive Capacity™, an energy-efficient design, long life cycle TCO and competitive dollars per gigabyte.

Product Benefits

Energy efficient
Reduced media spin lowers power consumption and optimizes the drive’s read/write ratio for the rigid requirements of cold storage systems.

Proven cold storage reliability
With 700 PBs of cold storage deployed in datacenters already,* WD’s 4th generation WD Ae drive utilizes innovative technology to reduce power consumption and lower operating temperature, which results in a more reliable and affordable solution for cold storage data archives.

Cost-effective capacity storage
Moving cold data to value-optimized archive media delivers significant TCO savings by freeing up expensive performance-critical storage system capacity.

Progressive Capacity
As technology and manufacturing processes mature, incremental capacity increases are realized. WD’s innovative Progressive Capacity model allows distribution of these incrementally higher capacity models, taking advantage of their full capacity. With the goal of lowering cost per TB, Progressive Capacity provides a creative way to enhance capacities on a qualified platform.

The benefits from a storage point of view are greater capacity per drive which translates to cost efficiency per TB. Progressive Capacity also makes it possible to lower the number of drives required for the overall installation as it allows more capacity per cabinet/floor tile, thus reducing infrastructure utilization.

For systems that are not yet tuned for Progressive Capacity, WD also offers a fixed-capacity model.

Cold data power management
Competitive power management, reduced heat output, and next-generation technologies such as IntelliSeek™ combine to deliver a balance of performance and power perfect for cold data archive storage architectures.

Quick to ready
Access time to cold data is quickly becoming a critical feature of an on-line archive system and end users can’t wait hours or days for this data to become available. The spin-down capability of the WD Ae drive provides much faster access times than conventional archive tape with data access times of less than 20 seconds for on-demand data requests.

3D Active Balance™ Plus
Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.

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.

Dual actuator technology
A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.

24x7 dedicated customer support
Every WD Ae hard drive comes with our world-class professional support services including a dedicated 24x7 support line.

Alt PNs: 5005470 / 7EQ2QYY6LMZFMUHN


This drive is compatible with any server that accepts 3.5in x 1.0in (LFF) SATA drives.

Model NumberWD500VF4PZ
Formatted Capacity5TB/5000GB
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor3.5-inch
Physical bytes per Sector4096
Host bytes per Sector512
RoHS CompliantYes
Data Transfer Rate (Max)
- Buffer to Host
- Host to/from Drive (Sustained)

6 Gb/s
>150 MB/s
Cache (MB)64
Rotational Speed (RPM)5760
Load/Unload Cycles300,000
Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read<10 in 10e14
MTBF (hours)500,000
Average Power Requirements (W)
- Sequential Read
- Sequential Write
- Random Read/Write
- Idle

Temperature (°C)
- Operating
- Non-Operating

10 to 55
-40 to 70
Shock (Gs)
- Operating (2 ms, Read/Write)
- Operating (2 ms, Read)
- Non-Operating (2 ms)

Acoustics (dBA)
- Idle
- Seek (average)

Height (in/mm, max)1.028/26.1
Length (in/mm, max)5.787/147
Width (in./mm, ± .01 in.)4/101.6
Weight (lb./kg, ± 10%)1.58/0.72

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ROHS Compliant

Alternate MPNs: 5005470 7EQ2QYY6LMZFMUHN

Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

Brand New

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