Western Digital Black 500GB Performance Mobile Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 32MB Cache

MX55257 Black 500GB Performance Mobile Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 32MB Cache
MX55257 Black 500GB Performance Mobile Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 32MB Cache

Product Info

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WD Black Series: Maximum Performance Laptop Drives

featureWD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading edge performance.

These 2.5" mobile drives are perfect for high performance apps like content creation and 3D gaming.

Performance Just Got Thinner

Built on a solid, proven platform and designed for thin and light mobile applications, WD's latest gen of 7mm 2.5-inch drives come with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, feature impressive shock tolerance and are compatible with most standard 9.5mm drive bays.

Features

featureNo Compromises
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD Black, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.

featureIndustry Leading Warranty
WD Black carries the highest available consumer warranty protection available on the market: this Western Digital Laptop Drive has a 5 year manufacturer limited warranty.

The WD Advantage
featureWD puts their products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) before product launch. This ensures WD products consistently meet the highest quality & reliability standards. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 articles as well as software and utilities.

WD customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. Their toll-free customer support lines are there to help or you can access our WD Support site for additional details.

High Performance Electronics:

  • Efficient Dual Processor
    When it comes to processing power, more is always better. WD Black features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a single-core processor to maximize drive performance for faster read and write speeds.
  • Dynamic Cache:
    WD's dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes. For example, if there's an overwhelming percentage of read traffic as opposed to write traffic, the drive automatically allocates more cache for read data, which reduces congestion and improves overall drive performance.

Rock-solid Mechanical Architecture
Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it:

  • 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.

Upgrading your drive is easy
WD Acronis True Image, 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.

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Maximum performance for power computing.
WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance.

Recommended use:
2.5" WD Black hard drives are tested and recommended for use in performance orientated notebook computers for power computing applications such as video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.

Upgrading your drive is easy
WD Acronis True Image, 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.

Click here to download WD Acronis True Image Utility

Specifications

Model Number WD5000LPLX
Capacity 500GB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
   
Rotational Speed 7,200 rpm
Buffer Size 32MB
   
Acoustics Idle: 23dBA
Seek: 25dBA
Shock Operating: 400G, 2ms
Non-Operating: 1,000G, 2ms
   
Temperature Operating: -0 ~ 60° C (32 ~ 140° F)
Non-operating: -40 ~ 65° C (-40 ~ 149° F)
   
Power Read/Write: 2.0W
Idle: 0.85W
Standby / Idle: 0.25W
   
Dimensions 69.9 x 100.2 x 7.0mm (2.75 x 3.94 x 0.28 inches)
Weight 92.1g (3.2 oz)