WD Black 500GB 2.5" Performance Hard Drive

500GB WD WD5000LPLX WD Black HDD, 2.5" Form Factor, 7 mm Height, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache

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2.5" 500GB WD BLACK Mobile HDD

This version of the WD BLACK is used for Mobile PC use, this latest generation is just 7mm in height with a 2.5 inch form factor, this helps the drive to be thin and light and is compatible with most 9.5 mm drive bays. The drive has a rotation speed of 7200 rpm. The WD BLACK Mobile PC HDD’s technical highlight is it’s 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 500GB and has a 32MB Cache.

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Create it in BLACK

If you’re looking for leading performance from a hard drive that is designed for enthusiasts and creatives then look no further than the WD BLACK Hard Drives. This 2.5 inch mobile drive is the perfect companion for creators and gamers that require serious performance and capacity that also comes with a generous 5-year limited warranty.

Other Hard Drives in the 2.5" WD BLACK Mobile range:

750GB 1TB

3.5" WD BLACK range:

500GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 6TB

Hard Drive Performance


Maximum Performance
Sophisticated performance enhancing features deliver the speed you need for demanding applications like photo and video editing and Internet gaming.

Right Choice

No Compromises
High performance, high capacity, high reliability, and cutting-edge technology make up WD BLACK, the ideal drive for those who demand only the best.


Top Specifications
WD BLACK hard drives combine a high performance 7200 RPM spin speed, 16MB cache and SATA 6 Gb/s interface for the ultimate power for notebooks.

Hard Drive Performance

Everyday Performance

For Creatives, Enthusiasts & Gamers

WD BLACK drives offer a variety of storage capacities whether you’re a photographer, video editor or a digital artist; look no further than the WD BLACK range, they deliver inspiring performance for storing large media files, photos and videos. WD BLACK HDD’s also cater to gamers, providing the perfect performance for gaming, WD BLACK offers you the chance to expand your game library and also plan for the future and offer you enough capacity for extra game content, combined with an SSD will provide gamers with the best PC performance.

WD BLACK Features


Industry-Leading Warranty
Every WD BLACK drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty. Compared to standard hard drives such as WD BLUE, WD BLACK hard drives pass more strenuous and aggressive internal testing over a longer period of time.

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StableTrac Technology
WD BLACK 500GB drive is fitted with StableTrac Technology. This secures the motor shaft inside the hard drive to increase reliability and help reduce impact due to system-induced vibrations from other components. By stabilizing the platters inside, WD Black drives result in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations, optimizing performance and reliability.


Dual-Core Processing
The WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a standard single-core processor to maximize drive performance, especially for loading games or large multimedia files.

Capacity 500 GB
Edition WD Black
Form Factor 2.5"
SSHD Flash Memory Size N/A
SSHD Flash Memory Type N/A
Height 7 mm
Rotation Speed 7200
Sector Size  
Cache 32MB
Access Time N/A
Host to/from Drive Sustained Transfer Rate  
Interface SATA III - 6Gb/s
Load/Unload Cycles  
Annualised Workload Rating  
Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read  
Max. Operating Shock  
Shock/Free-Fall Sensor No
Dimensions 69.85 x 7.0 x 100.20 (WxHxD mm)
Package Type  

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24 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Western Digital (UK) Ltd
01372 360055
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500GB WD WD5000LPLX WD Black HDD, 2.5" Form Factor, 7 mm Height, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Hard Drive for ANY PC. I had a old hard drive that i wanted to replace since it was old and very slow. I bought this BLACK CAVIAR WD HDD and it boosted the PC by 3 times. The PC is now faster than ever!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Hard Drive unformatted capacity - 500.10GB formatted capacity - 465GB(figure as expected) reasonably quiet when compared to other hdd's'. both tested after install, both in good health. file copying speeds from drive to drive have shown up to 160MB/s in win7. im happy with that speed. if you have never handled 2.5inch drives before(like me), their size and thinness is an eye opener. at 7mm thick, flexing them could break them. CARE MUST BE TAKEN WHEN HANDLING AND INSTALLING THEM. i have purchased 2 of these to replace aging 3.5inch seagates, 1 for o/s, 1 for main storage, using a custom mounting solution with akasa ak-mx010v2 brackets in an antec nsk3480 desktop pc. overall rating of average because as hdd's go, they are average, they dont set the world on fire, but they do their job. value, again average, because i needed 2.5inch drives for my custom mounting solution, these may not be the most cost effective hard drives about, but i am paying for convinience. quality good. good copying speeds, formatted capacities, both have no errors. i cannot give additional marks for longevity because only time will tell on that. i have changed my mind on overall rating because as i write this, an average rating seemed a little unfair, they are NOT outstanding, they are just a hdd, but a decent product at a decent price and when i build my new pc, i will deffo consider these again E
Date published: 2016-02-22
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WD Black 500GB 2.5" Performance Hard Drive
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