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The 500GB WD Velociraptor SATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive comes with a 3.5" mounting frame for easy installation into today's high-performance systems and chassis. The backplane-ready 3.5" enterprise-class mounting frame with built-in heat sink, keeps this powerful little drive extra cool when installed in a high-performance desktop chassis. It consumes less idle power and uses
similar active power as the previous generation WD VelociRaptor, while offering double the capacity and higher performance. Plus, 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.
Designed around a 10K RPM spindle speed, this SATA 6Gb/s drive includes a 64MB cache and delivers the ultimate
performance for photo and video editing. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, this drive has the highest available reliability rating for a high capacity SATA drive. Its state-of-the-art technology delivers a balance of high performance and high capacity perfect for data-intensive workloads that require large amounts of storage such as video editing, 3D rendering and scientific modeling.