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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB SATA Hard Drive

Item Number: WDC-WD5000KS-NP-OE
Manufacturer's Part Number: WD5000KS
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - New Pull

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Price: $79.00
Condition: New Pull - What does this mean?
Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech - What does this mean?

Capacity: 500GB
Spindle Speed: 7,200RPM
Interface Type: SATA
Disk Size: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive
Sustained Throughput (MBps):
Average Seek Time (read/write ms): 8.9
Electrical Interface Speed: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps
On-Board Cache: 16MB

New Pull - What does this mean?
1 Year DiscTech - What does this mean?

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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