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Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Colour black Black Black black
Data Transfer Rate 480 Mb per second 5,120 MB per second 2.5 MB per second 180 MB per second 4,915.2 MB per second
Hard Disk Rotational Speed 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 0 rpm 5,900 rpm 5,400 rpm
Hard Disk Size 500 GB 2 TB 500 GB 8,000 GB 1 TB
Item Dimensions 5.4 x 13.7 x 16.5 cm 13.5 x 4.8 x 16.58 cm 8.21 x 11.06 x 1.5 cm 1.61 x 7.8 x 4.65 cm 1.52 x 12.19 x 8.13 cm
Item Weight 1.15 kg 0.91 kg 130 grams 1.06 kg 181 grams
Memory Storage Capacity 500 GB 2 TB 500 GB 8,000 GB 1 TB
Model Year 2007 2013 2017 2016 2015
Size 500 GB 2 TB 500 GB 8 TB 1 TB
Special Feature Cable lock slot^External power adapter^Operating temperature range:5 - 35 °C^Plug and Play^Yes Hot Swap Function; BUS powered Hot Swap Function USB powered^Yes

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Product information

Capacity: 500 GB
Technical Details
Brand nameWestern Digital
Item Weight1.15 Kg
Product Dimensions13.7 x 5.4 x 16.5 cm
Item model numberWDH1U5000E
SeriesMy Book Essential, 500GB
Colorblack
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000WP0NM8
Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 482 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 61,520 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.6 Kg
Date First Available1 Feb. 2004
  
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Product description

Capacity:500 GB

Manufacturer's Description

Are you running out of hard drive capacity? Do you need to archive some important digital documents, photos, or music? This elegant external hard drive, reminiscent of a book, is the perfect solution. It takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

Easy to set up, easy to use - Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use.
USB 2.0 interface - A simple connection that offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.
Fits right in - Takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.
Smart and energy efficient - Turns itself on and off with your computer.
PC and Mac compatible - Works with both Windows® 2000/XP/Vista and Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or later
Ideal for

  • Instant storage
  • Easy to use
  • USB 2.0
  • Saving and organizing your digital photo collection

System Requirements

  • Available USB port
  • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista®
  • Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or later


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