WD VelociRaptor HDD 500 GB SATA-600 Upgrade for the Apple iMac (G5-1.6GHz, 17-inch) Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your iMac (G5-1.6GHz, 17-inch) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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Memory:

DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

WD VelociRaptor HDD 500 GB SATA-600

WD VelociRaptor HDD 500 GB SATA-600
Part Number: WD5000HHTZ
  • Killer speed
  • Rock-solid reliability
  • Ultra-cool operation
  • Manufacturer's 5-year warranty
 $145.99
Qty:

WD VelociRaptor hard drive delivers maximum speed and reliability for performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers. With a superbly engineered combination of 10,000 rpm spin speed, SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a 32 MB cache, this drive is truly an evolution in performance.

Product Features

  • Rock-solid reliability Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. This drive has the highest available reliability rating on a high-capacity SATA drive.
  • Ultra-cool operation It consumes no more power than the previous generation WD VelociRaptor while offering double the capacity and higher performance.
  • Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) It optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis.
  • 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.
  • Environmentally conscious In addition to being ROHS compliant, this WD VelociRaptor is also a halogen free design.

  • Type: Hard drive - internal
  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
  • Interface: Serial ATA-600
  • Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
  • Buffer Size: 64 MB
  • Spindle Speed: 10000 rpm
  • Features: Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF), Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL), IcePack mounting frame, NoTouch ramp load technology, Advanced Format technology , S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
  • Weight: 17.6 oz

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