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Western Digital Wd5001Aals 500Gb 7200Rpm 32Mb Sata Ii-300

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  • Original Western Digital Hard Drive Part Number: WD5001AALS
  • 500GB 3.5'' SATA 7.2K 3GB/s Non Hot-Plug Hard Drive
  • Non Hot-Plug (No Tray)
  • For Servers Only. Not compatible with Western Digital home computers.
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Product Description

Product Description

Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD5001AALS

From the Manufacturer

WD Caviar Black Hard Drives – Maximum performance for power computing.

WD Caviar Black high performance 3.5-inch SATA hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, an integrated dual processor, and dual actuator technology for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. And 500 GB capacity gives you the space you need to hold plenty of photos, videos, and files. Best of all these drives are backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

Why you should choose WD Caviar Black:

WD Caviar Black delivers industry-leading performance that's perfect for hard-core gaming and intensive photo and video editing.

Maximum performance.
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need to work faster, not longer.
Maximum Performance
No compromises.
High performance, high reliability, cutting edge technology and a 5-year limited warranty make up WD Caviar Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.
5-year warranty
Award winning.
This 7200 RPM speedster is at the top of its class when it comes to performance and reliability.
Award winning
Features at a glance

  • Industry-leading performance
  • 500 GB of desktop storage
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • Dual processor technology
  • 5-year limited warranty
WD Caviar Black
Ideal for:
  • Power computing applications such as intensive photo or video editing
  • Maxed out gaming systems
  • Adding lots of storage in desktop PCs
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music

SATA 3 Gb/s interface - The industry standard and most common interface.

Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.

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.

Desktop / Consumer RAID environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications. (RAID-0 / RAID-1)*

WD Certified

*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.

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 a non-descript, easy-open package.

Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.

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Comparison Chart
WD Caviar Blue WD Caviar Green WD Caviar Black WD VelociRaptor
Value and reliability
for every day computing.
Cool, quiet.
Maximum performance
for power computing.
The fastest SATA hard drive
on the planet.
Ideal for
Family and business computing.
Desktop PCs, external drives and NAS devices.
Photo and video editing, and
maxed out gaming systems.
Performance enthusiast
systems and workstations.
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
320 GB – 3 TB
500 GB – 2 TB
150 GB – 600 GB
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
Form factor
8 MB – 32 MB
16 MB – 64 MB
32 MB – 64 MB
32 MB
Limited warranty
Highest capacity
Highest performance
Photo/video editing

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches
Item Weight 5 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Western Digital
Item model number WD5001AALS
National Stock Number 7025-01-581-0523
Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #30,665 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Hard Drives
Date first available at Amazon.com January 5, 2009

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I Replaced the Seagate 320GB SATA Boot HD that came installed on my PC. It was forever slow and needed CHKDSK /F run almost daily. So, after running tests and wiping the Seagate, and nothing changed, I decided to go back to a Western Digital Drive (I have 3 others, a Maxtor and a Seagate).

While I really liked the fast response from Seagate Support Dept., after doing all they told me to do, the drive just was not "right" and it never got any better.

After investigating many drives, I decided on this 500GB Black Caviar from Western Digital. Four things convinced me to take the plunge:

1) WD now has a 5 year warranty on the "Black Caviar" series.
2) The 32MB Cache (Not indispensable, but a noticeable performance increase)
3) This Drive is a"SATA II" HD and is definitely faster than the Seagate 320GB "SATA I" Boot HD that came with my Computer.
4) I currently running 2 External SATAII Hard Drives: 1-750GB ("Cavalry" Brand [Terrible case and very POOR Fan!!) AND 1-1TB Fanless External, sold under the name "FANTOM" [which is Super Speedy, never runs hot and has been a great surprise]. Both have Western Digital Drives in them and perform quite well, better than my internal Seagate, in all respects.

In addition, I purchased a very useful peripheral. The "THERMALTAKE BlacX Duet eSATA/USB (P/N:ST0014U) Dual Drive Docking Station", so I could still use my Seagate 320GB. I am very pleased with it, and highly recommend it. {http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-BlacX-Portable-External-ST0014U/dp/B002MUYOLW/ref=sr_1_1?
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I bought three of these (western digital WD5001AALS) drives for my XP machine. Two of the drives go into a NexStar esata drive enclosure, which I have configured for RAID1 (mirror) and use as my boot drive. I decided after my original boot drive died, to go RAID1 and skip all the hassle involved in rebuilding a system (install operating system, drivers, updates, anti-virus, network, mail, applications, restore data, etc). Now when a drive dies, I just pop in another and let the controller rebuild the mirror set. That's where the third drive comes in. It's just sitting there, an inexpensive yet fully functional 'spare tire'. I run these drives hard; lots of scanning, downloads, and defragmentation going on. No problems.
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