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WD VelociRaptor 500 GB Workstation Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 10000 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD5000HHTZ

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  • Ultra fast - Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing
  • Rock-solid reliability - With 1.4 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure), these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive
  • High capacity - State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling
  • 500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 MP3 files, and 60 hours of HD video
  • 5 year limited warranty
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Cache Memory Installed Size 64 128 64 64 16 32
Digital Storage Capacity 500 GB 2 TB 1 TB 1 TB 300 GB 600 GB
Hard Disk Rotational Speed 10,000 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 10,000 rpm 10,000 rpm
Hard-Drive Size 500 GB 2 TB 1 TB 1 TB 600 GB
Hard Disk Form Factor 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in
Hardware Connectivity SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 3.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Item Dimensions 4 x 1.03 x 5.79 in 5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in 5.8 x 4 x 1 in 5.8 x 4 x 1 in 5.8 x 4 x 1 in 5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in
Item Weight 1.1 lbs 1.2 lbs 0.97 lb 1.72 lbs 4 lbs 1.08 lbs
Size 500 GB 2TB 1TB 1TB 300 GB 600 GB

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Capacity:500 GB

Product Description

WD VelociRaptor drives offer an unmatched combination of high performance and high reliability, perfect for workstations, high-end video and photo editing, low-end servers and performance enthusiast's systems. Comes with a 3.5-inch mounting frame for easy installation into today's high-performance systems and chassis. Ultra fast - Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing. Rock-solid reliability - With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive. High capacity - State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling. Ultra-cool operation – Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering higher capacity and performance. Advanced Format (AF) – Technology adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. IcePack mounting frame - The 2.5-inch hard drive is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis. 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. Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL) – Ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk. Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) – Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis. Environmentally Conscious – In addition to being RoHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor also provides a halogen-free design.

From the Manufacturer

WD VelociRaptor Hard Drives – High-performance storage for power users.

With its 10,000 RPM platter design, WD VelociRaptor hard drives deliver high sequential read/write performance, low access times and ultra-fast random read/write performance making them the perfect choice for workstations, high-end video and photo editing, low-end servers and performance enthusiast's systems.

Why you should choose WD VelociRaptor drives:

WD VelociRaptor delivers an unmatched combination of performance, capacity and reliability. These drives crush the competition in the PCMark Vantage benchmark for video editing, (a hard drive standard for measuring performance).

Ultra fast.
Designed around a 10,000 RPM spin speed, these SATA 6 Gb/s drives include a 64 MB cache and deliver the ultimate performance for photo and video editing.

Ultra fast.

Rock-solid reliability.
With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.

5-year warranty

High capacity.
State-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling.

High capacity.
WD VelociRaptor
Advanced Format

WD Certified
Ideal for:
  • High-performance computing
  • 3D rendering
  • Digital content creation and editing
  • Scientific computing
  • Image management
Features:

Ultra-cool operation - Consumes less idle power and uses similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering higher capacity and performance.

Advanced Format (AF)- Technology adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.

IcePack mounting frame - The 2.5-inch hard drive is enclosed in a backplane-ready 3.5-inch mounting frame with a built-in heat sink that keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in high-performance desktop chassis.

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.

Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL) - Ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk.

Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™)- Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.

Environmentally conscious - In addition to being RoHS compliant, this generation of WD VelociRaptor also provides a halogen-free design.

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. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.

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.

WD-certified packaging - All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in an environmentally-friendly, non-descript, easy-open package.

Compatibility
Works with Windows, Windows server, Linux and Mac OS.

Features at a glance

  • 500 GB high-performance storage
  • SATA 6 Gb/s interface
  • 64 MB cache
  • IcePack mounting frame

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Solid performance
and reliability for everyday computing.
Cool, quiet operation
for efficient eco-conscious computing.
Maximum performance
for power computing.
The right drive for home
or small office NAS.
High-performance storage for power users.
Ideal for Family and business computing. Desktop PCs, secondary storage and external drives. Photo and video editing, and maxed out gaming systems. Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office, 1-5 bay NAS systems. Performance enthusiast systems and workstations.
Capacity range 80 GB – 1 TB 320 GB – 3 TB 500 GB – 2 TB 1 TB – 3 TB 250 GB – 1 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s
Form factor 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch
Cache 8 MB – 64 MB 64 MB 32 MB – 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB
Limited warranty 2-year 2-year 5-year 3-year 5-year
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