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Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN 500 GB Internal Hard Drive - Retail WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN 1036
Cool and quiet.
WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
Reduced power consumption.
Best-in-class power management technology delivers significant power savings and solid performance.
WD Green drives are innovatively designed and manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials to help ensure a sustainable future.
WD's commitment to sustainability - WD's green initiative goes even further beyond the product level, focusing on recycling and improving the cleanliness of the air, water and land.
Leading the way to green hard drives - WD led the industry in creating a new category of hard drives that use less power and helps to reduce the world's energy demands one computer user at a time. With over 100 million WD Green drives sold* customers using WD Green drives have saved the planet over 466 million kwh of power – nearly equaling the annual power production of a single coal power plant!
*Data reflects approximate drives sold as of June 2012.
Halogen free - In addition to being RoHS compliant, all WD Green drives are lead and halogen free, resulting in less pollutants getting into our environment.
Reduced rare earths dependency - WD's next-generation WD Green hard drives are built using less rare earth minerals.
Conflict-free materials - As a leader in hard drive manufacturing, WD proudly guarantees our hard drives are built with 100% conflict-free raw materials.
IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
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.
Tested for compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Recommended use - WD Green hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs as secondary storage, external enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.*
*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office 1-5 bay NAS systems and WD Enterprise hard drives for rackmount and >5 bay NAS systems.
Features at a glance
3.5-inch Retail Kit
|Solid performance |
and reliability for everyday computing.
|Cool, quiet operation |
for efficient eco-conscious computing.
|Maximum performance |
for power computing.
|Ideal for||Desktop PCs, external enclosures and certain industrial applications.||Custom-built enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.||Notebook computers.|
|Capacity range||500 GB||500 GB – 3 TB||1 TB – 2 TB|
|Compatibility||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems|
Capacity: 500 GB
This hard drive has the highest value. For the size, it is the cheapest available. In fact, Ebay sells a 5TB unit for $130 via GoHardDrive. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Gene P. Louie
I have been using this drive for several years now and have not had any problems with it. I got this drive when my last hard drive decided to not work anymore. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Papa Didge
I'd had this Hard Drive running for 4 straight years and it still chugs along. Very silent and reliable.Published 2 months ago by EVH
I bought five of these for a box of backup drives. Over a five year period, one has died. I guess that is about average. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James L. Davis
Western Digital is my go to hard-drive these days. WDs are fast, dependable and quiet and this drive is no exception.Published 8 months ago by cw
A year and a half later and this is going strong in my HTPC build.Published 9 months ago by ChrisIn908