Western Digital Bare Drives 500GB WD Blue SATA III 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive WD5000LPVX
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Western Digital Bare Drives 500GB WD Blue SATA III 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive WD5000LPVX

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Publisher: Western Digital

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WD Blue Everyday Storage Mobile Hard Drive

Big capacity for portable computing.

WD Blue

Trusted engineering
Built to WD's highest standards of quality and reliability, WD Blue offers the features and entry-level capacities that are ideal for your computing needs. WD Blue is designed by the brand that you trust with the quality you would expect for a tested, proven, everyday storage solution.

A modern classic
WD Blue storage is designed and manufactured with technology found in WD's original award-winning desktop and mobile hard drives. WD Blue sets the baseline for everyday storage by consistently delivering improved performance over previous generations while successfully maintaining WD's quality and reliability for over six generations. The difference is that our colors never fade, generation after generation.

Your power of choice
WD Blue is available in a broad range of entry-level capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces so you can be sure there's a drive that's the perfect fit for your system. However, not all hard drives are created equally and for your applications that demand more, WD gives you the power of choice.

WD Blue Mobile
Product Features

Drive with confidence
We perform tests on hundreds of systems, configurations, and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers the confidence that our drives will work in their systems for the ultimate compatibility. WD Blue allows you to use our drive with confidence, knowing that our storage advancements such as NoTouch Ramp Load technology are proven and reliable everyday solutions.

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 TrueImage, 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.

Ideal for:
  • Family and business computing
  • Adding storage in notebooks or external enclosures
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music

Features at a glance

  • Solid performance and reliability
  • Built to the highest standards of quality

The WD advantage
WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.

WD Certified

WD-certified packaging
All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in a non-descript, easy-open package.

Recommended use
WD Blue storage is tested and recommended for use in notebooks, external enclosures and certain industrial applications.

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Comparison Chart

WD Blue

WD Green

WD Black

WD Black2

WD Red
Big capacity for portable computing. Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity. Desktop-class performance for notebook computers. The must have solution for your single-bay PC. The right drive for personal, home or small office NAS.
Ideal for Notebooks, external enclosures and certain industrial applications. Custom-built enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation. Notebook computers. Notebooks and all-in-one computers. Personal, home and small office, 1-5 bay NAS systems.
Type HDD HDD HDD Dual Drive HDD
Capacity range 250 GB – 1 TB 1.5 TB – 2 TB 160 GB – 750 GB 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD 750 GB – 1 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s
Form factor 2.5-inch 2.5-inch 2.5-inch 2.5-inch 2.5-inch
Height 7 mm
9.5 mm
15 mm 9.5 mm 9.5 mm 9.5 mm
Cache 8 MB
16 MB
8 MB 16 MB n/a 16 MB
Highest notebook capacity
Highest performance
Photo/video editing
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