• Powerful and high capacity


  • Expensive

At A Glance

Bare drive offers strong performance and high capacity, but is more expensive than most.

Manufacturer’s Description

WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drive features 500 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, this reliable drive is fast, but it still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia and gaming systems.

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The Specs

Part Number WD5000KS
Inventory Number 25105
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Included Software
Included Software Data Lifeguard software
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Installation Kit Hardware SATA cable
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300


Windows File Search Test 136.56
Interface Tested SATA-300
Ahead Nero Burning Test 422.0
Large File Test 108.54
Test Version 1.0
ACDSee Test 503
McAfee Virus Scan Test 118.26
WinZip Test 336.0
Windows Files and Folders Test 157.86

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