Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek™, NoTouch™, and IntelliPower™ technologies.
Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar Green drives yield an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over standard desktop drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
Cool and quiet - GreenPower™ technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
Massive capacity - Capacities up to 2 TB offer the most available capacity for storage-intensive programs and space-hungry operating systems, like Window Vista®, with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.
Perfect for external drives - External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class.
IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration. View demo >
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.
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.
StableTrac™ - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. (2 TB models only)
Low power spin-up - WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads.
Advanced power technology - Electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption for reduced power requirements and increased reliability.
Environmentally friendly PCs and external storage requiring lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.
|HDD capacity:||500 GB|
|Interface:||Serial ATA II|
|Storage drive buffer size:||32 MB|
|Power consumption (typical):||3.9 W|
|Power consumption (standby):||1.1 W|
|Power consumption (read):||5.3 W|
|Power consumption (write):||5.3 W|
|Power consumption (idle):||0.7 W|
|Operating voltage:||5 / 12 V|
|Start-up current:||1.775 A|
|Operating temperature (T-T):||0 - 60 °C|
|Storage temperature (T-T):||-40 - 70 °C|
|Operating shock:||65 G|
|Non-operating shock:||250 G|
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|Data transfer rate:||3 Gbit/s|
|Drive ready time:||14.5 s|
|Acoustic pressure emissions:||24 dB|