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Western Digital Black 500GB 2.5" Internal HDD - WD5000LPLX
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Western Digital Black 500GB 2.5" Internal HDD
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  • Hard drive size - 2.5in
  • Storage capacity - 500GB
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Inspiring performance and capacity

For the creators, the gamers and those that demand the best, WD delivered the next generation of hard drives to enlarge your PC playground. The latest WD Black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting. WD Black is designed to intensify your PC experience with generous capacity and incredible performance, pushing the boundaries of personalization.

High resolution for a high definition world

Underlying its athletic stance of performance and capacity, WD Black features a new High Resolution Controller (HRC) with an improved architectural design, resulting in increased data precision across the hard drive. This translates to superior responsiveness evolving your high definition world to the next level.

Smarter than the average drive

Performance and workstation PCs equipped with high-end components often emit vibrations and acoustics that can reduce the precision and performance of your hard drive. Even the best chassis on the market cannot always compensate against this. The new generation of WD Black hard drives feature Vibration Control Technology (VCT) which allows the disks inside the drive to adapt to any mounting problems or vibration conditions that are inside your case, resulting in increased data accuracy, performance and reliability over time. Put simply, this means you can game harder, faster and longer.

Action meets stable traction

In addition to Vibration Control Technology (VCT), WD Black is also equipped with StableTrac Technology, which secures the motor shaft inside the drive at both ends to help reduce additional system induced vibrations. StableTrac confidently stabilizes the platters inside, resulting in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations and delivers increased performance.

Efficient dual processing

When it comes to processing power, more is always better. WD Black features a dual core processor that offers twice the processing power to maximize drive performance. Adding additional value, WD's Dynamic Cache Technology increases performance by improving caching algorithms in real time and optimizing the cache allocation between reads and writes. This results in the drive automatically allocating more cache for read data, which reduces data congestion and increases overall performance.

Hard drive
Device type HDD
Drive device, buffer size 32 MB
Hard drive capacity 500 GB
Hard drive interface Serial ATA III
Hard drive interface transfer rate 6 Gbit/s
Hard drive size 2.5 in
Hard drive speed 7200 rpm
RoHS compliance
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T) -40 - 65
Input voltage 5 V
Power consumption (idle) 0.85 W
Power consumption (off) 0.25 W
Power consumption (read) 2 W
Power consumption (standby) 0.25 W
Power consumption (write) 2 W
Start-up current 1.07 A
System Requirements
Mac operating systems supported
Windows operating systems supported
Packaging data
Quantity 1
Weight & dimensions
Depth 100 mm
Height 9.5 mm
Width 69.8 mm

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  • Other Product Codes for this item:
  • WD-5000LPLX
  • WD5000LPL
  • 5000LPLX
  • WD5000LP
  • WD5000L