WD Ae 5TB WD500VF4PZ drives 64MB cache with SATA 6 Gb/s transfer rate for lightning-fast performance in demanding server and storage applications. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise. Cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it. The WD Ae hard drive delivers cost-effective, high capacity disk- layer storage for cold data archive systems. These drives are built with features that address the unique requirements of cold data archiving, including an energy-ef cient design, long life cycle TCO, and competitive dollars per gigabyte.
Reduced media spin lowers power consumption and optimizes the driveís read/write ratio for the
rigid requirements of cold storage systems.
Proven cold storage reliability
With 700 PBs of cold storage deployed in datacenters already,* WDís 4th generation WD Ae drive utilizes innovative technology to reduce power consumption and lower operating temperature, which results in a more reliable and affordable solution for cold storage data archives.
Cost-effective capacity storage
Moving cold data to value-optimized archive media delivers signi cant TCO savings by freeing up expensive performance-critical storage system capacity.
Cold data power management
Competitive power management, reduced heat output, and next- generation technologies such as IntelliSeekTM combine to deliver a balance of performance and power perfect for cold data archive storage architectures.
Quick to ready
Access time to cold data is quickly becoming a critical feature of an on-line archive system and end users canít wait hours or days for this data to become available. The spin-down capability of the WD Ae drive provides much faster access times than conventional archive tape with data access times of less than 20 seconds for on-demand data requests.
3D Active BalanceTM Plus
Our enhanced dual-plane balance control technology signi cantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.
NoTouchTM ramp load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring signi cantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Dual actuator technology
A head positioning system with two actuators that improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to ne tune the head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
24x7 dedicated customer support
Every WD Ae hard drive comes with our world-class professional support services including a dedicated 24x7 support line (available in English, other regional support hours vary) and a 5-year limited warranty.
|Manufacturer Part #
|Data Transfer Rate
||64 MB Cache|
||SATA III 6.0Gb/s|
(H x W x D)
|4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in|
||5 Year Warranty |
|Includes in the Box
||Sealed Bulk Pack|