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WD Black Performance Hard Drive WD5003AZEX - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 6Gb/s

$54.99
Manufacturer part WD5003AZEX | Dell part A6146634 | Order Code a6146634 | Western Digital
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WD_BLACK Gaming Hard Drive - 500GB

With capacities up to 10TB1, WD_BLACK Gaming Hard Drives let you download the latest AAA titles while also keeping your ever-growing catalog of classics and favorites ready to play. Don't compromise on your game collection. Store more and game more with WD_BLACK.
WD_BLACK<sup>™</sup> Gaming Hard Drive - 500GB

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Gaming Performance and Capacity

WD_BLACK is purpose-built to enhance your PC gaming experience. Available with an impressive 256 MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models, the WD_BLACK HDD is performance-optimized so you can spend more time gaming and less time loading. Combine a WD_BLACK HDD with a WD_BLACK SSD for a dual-drive configuration that maximizes your gaming experience while letting you keep more of your favorite games. The WD_BLACK HDD gives you fast hard drive speeds, high capacity, and an industry-leading 5-year2 limited warranty for an inspiring game storage solution.

Drive Your Game

The WD_BLACK HDD is the perfect storage solution for your gaming rig, offering large cache sizes plus large capacities to store your favorite titles and their downloadable content (DLC). Paired with an SSD, the powerful drive delivers exceptional system performance and capacity.

Store More, Play More

With capacities up to 10TB1, WD_BLACK Gaming Hard Drives let you download the latest AAA titles while also keeping your ever-growing catalog of classics and favorites ready to play. Don't compromise on your game collection. Store more and game more with WD_BLACK.

Increased Reliability

The WD_BLACK Gaming Hard Drive is equipped with StableTrac Technology (2TB1 and larger models). This secures the motor shaft inside of the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components such as additional gaming hardware. Stabilizing the platters inside the WD_BLACK drive results in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.

Commanding Performance

The WD_BLACK drive delivers high-speed read rates and transfers of your games with impressive cache sizes of up to 256 MB of DRAM on our high-capacity models. Western Digital’s Dynamic Cache Technology improves caching algorithms in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes. Spend less time loading and more time winning.

Battle-Tested Dual Processor

When it comes to processing power, more is better for loading today's larger games. The WD_BLACK Gaming Hard Drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a single-core processor to maximize drive performance for geting into the game faster.

An Industry-Leading 5-Year Limited Warranty

Compared to standard hard drives, our WD_BLACK Gaming Hard Drives pass more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time which is why the WD_BLACK drive is backed by an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty2.

General
Capacity 500 GB
Cache Size 64 MB
compatibility PC
Mac (requires reformatting) Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.
Dimension 5.79" x 4" x 1.03"
Product Weight 0.95lbs
Interface SATA
Transfer Rate up to 150MB/s
Drive 3.5"

  • Gaming hard drive
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
  • Quick install guide

WD_BLACK hard drives are designed for desktop PC and power users who demand performance, with a variety of upgrade options available.

Tech Specs


General
Device Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size
64 MB
Features
Dual actuator technology, StableTrac, NoTouch ramp load technology, dual processor
Width
40 in
Depth
5.8 in
Height
1 in
Weight
15.52 oz

Performance
Drive Transfer Rate
600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
150 MBps
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Reliability
Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles
300,000

Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces
1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bay
3.5" x 1/3H

Power
Power Consumption
  • 6.8 Watt (active)
  • 6.1 Watt (idle)
  • 0.8 Watt (sleep)

Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards
RoHS

Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support
Limited warranty - 5 years

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature
32 °F
Max Operating Temperature
140 °F
Shock Tolerance
65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 350 g @ 2ms (non-operating)
Sound Emission
30 dBA


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