My Book Essential Edition Specifications

General

  • Capacity
    500 GB
  • Interface
    USB 2.0
  • Buffer Size
    16 MB
  • Weight
    1.3 kg
  • Manufacturer
    Western Digital Corp.

Interface Provided

  • Qty
    1
  • Connector Type
    4 pin USB Type B
  • Storage Interface
    USB 2.0
  • Interface (Storage)
    USB 2.0

Power

  • Power Source
    Included AC adapter

Miscellaneous

  • Package Type
    Retail
  • Microsoft Certifications
    Compatible with Windows 7

Performance

  • Seek Time
    8.9 ms (average)
  • Interface Transfer Rate
    480 Mbps
  • Average Latency
    4.2 ms
  • Spindle Speed
    7200 rpm
  • Track-to-Track Seek Time
    2 ms

Expansion & Connectivity

  • Interfaces
    1 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type B

Hard Drive

  • Interface Type
    USB 2.0
  • Spindle Speed
    7200 rpm
  • Hard Drive Type
    external hard drive
  • External Drive Type
    desktop
  • Storage Interface
    USB 2.0
  • Interface
    USB 2.0
  • Average Seek Time
    8.9 ms
  • Track-to-Track Seek Time
    2 ms
  • Average Latency
    4.2 ms
  • Buffer Size
    16 MB

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    Limited warranty - 1 year

System Requirements

  • OS Required
    Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Microsoft Windows Vista

Software & System Requirements

  • Software Included
    Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Picasa

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    5 °C
  • Max Operating Temperature
    35 °C
  • Min Operating Temperature
    5 °C

Power Device

  • Type
    power adapter
  • Nominal Voltage
    AC 120/230 V
  • Frequency Required
    50/60 Hz

Header

  • Brand
    WD
  • Product Line
    WD My Book Essential Edition
  • Model
    WDG1U5000
  • Country Kits
    North America
  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Compatibility
    Mac, PC

External Hard Drive

  • Power Source
    included AC adapter
  • Interface Speed
    480 Mbps

Bay Required

  • Type
    none

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.7 cm
  • Depth
    14.1 cm
  • Height
    17.1 cm
  • Weight
    1.3 kg

Slot Required

  • Type
    none

Cable Details

  • Details
    USB Type A to B
  • Type
    USB cable
  • Form Factor
    external
  • Included Qty
    1
  • Length
    1.8 m

Software

  • Type
    Google Desktop, Google Picasa, Google Toolbar

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Full Contract Period
    1 year
  • Type
    limited warranty

General

  • Manufacturer
    Western Digital Corp.

Where to Buy

WD My Book Essential Edition WDG1U5000 - hard drive - 500 GB - USB 2.0

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