Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (5001AALS)

  • 500GB Capacity
  • SATA-II Interface
  • 7200RPM Spin Speed
  • 32MB Cache
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Stock Code: HD-245-WD

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Manufacturer: WD

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Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (5001AALS)

WD Caviar Black high-performance 3.5" SATA drives combine 7200RPM spin speed, 32MB cache, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise and cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. With a massive 500GB of storage, these drives are ideal for power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

- Capacity: 500GB
- Cache: 32MB
- Interface: SATA-II
- Spin Speed: 7200RPM
- Warranty: 5 Years

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All Time (10)


After my last hard drive dying on me after only a year, might of been my fault the amount of dust on it was unreal, i decided to get this and its great does exactly what its meant to and iv noticed a performance increase! Defenatly getting a second in the next week or two and putting this in RAID 0 :)

Darren 2010-04-08

Great Drive

Fast, Quiet reliable and cool.

Buy one.

Douglas 2010-03-17

Great drive

I"changed my antique 80GB IDE drive with WD5001AALS and it's AWESOME. Best money spend on PC ever.
I'm currently operating AMD Athlon64 3000+ and it has improved my sys. performance significantly. All of my applications load faster and my system boots around 30% faster.

BUY WD5001AALS and you can't go wrong.

Htuljin 2010-02-22

Great love it

Great HDD
great size got around 9 or 10 games installed still over half left with all my music and a few videos and pictures
Really Fast saw Faster start up time and Game loads are faster to :)!
Must have Drive i say :)! temped buy another and RAID0 :)! o yh :)!

Matt 2009-12-25

Very good 500BG HDD

Excellent hard disk drive. Worked perfectly first time. Runs nice andl quietly.

shadow boxer 2009-12-08

Somebody stop me

After coming to the end of its life, I decided to upgrade my 9 year old HDD as it was beginning to stutter greatly due to the ever-growing number of programs and files.

I had an unlimited budget for the restoration of a n old PC. But after realising that SATA 3.0 would open new doors I thought i would wait and get this for the time being and let the SSD tech develop fully and the price for INTEL x25-e's to drop in price.

This for me has been the single most important upgrade i have EVER done!

Installation of MS Vista Home Basic was 24minutes! (I kid you not) Computer setup was Intel Core2duo E6750, 4Gb 800Mhz DDR2 RAM on an ASUS P5K-E mobo.

I would not even hesitate and have reccommended this to atleast 10 other people who said that it is a small price to pay!

Nayen Shah 2009-10-24


these drives are beutiful i have 2 in raid 0, so silent and pulling out 190-220MBS transfer speeds

Simon 2009-10-18

As described

It's fast and so quiet I wondered if it was powering up at all....you can't go wrong here TBH...

Andrew 2009-10-13

Very good

Quite simply...

It's fast, quiet, cool and reliable.

What more do you need from a HDD?

I don't need masses of storage.. this suits me fine.

5 out 5.

Stephen 2009-09-24


i had a segate 1tb and a 500gb and 300gb drives 500 was giveing up on me and removed the 300 for this as my main drive and 1tb for storeage, I'm inpresed with this so i will grab the tb version as i need more storeage space.. Great Drive

Matthew 2009-09-14

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