Mobile 2.5-inch Hard Drives

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance. These 2.5-inch mobile drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.

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  • Model number1 : WD5000LPLX 
  • Interface : SATA 6 Gb/s 
  • Formatted capacity2 : 500,107 MB 
  • User sectors per drive : 976773168
  • Form factor : 2.5-inch 
  • Advanced Format (AF) : Yes 
  • RoHS compliant3 : Yes 


  • Data transfer rate Interface speed : 6 Gb/s
  • Cache (MB): 32
  • Rotational speed (RPM): 7200
  • Average drive ready time (sec): 3.8

Reliability/Data Integrity

  • Load/unload cycles4: 600000
  • Non-recoverable read errors per bits read: <1 in 1014 
  • Limited warranty (years)5: 5

Power Management

  • 5VDC ±10% (A, peak): 1.15
  • Average power requirements (W): 
    • Read/Write: 2.3
    • Idl: 1.0
    • Standby/Sleep: 0.5

Environmental Specifications6

  • Temperature (°C):
    • Operating: 0 to 60
    • Non-operating: -40 to 65
  • Shock (Gs)
    • Operating (2 ms): 400
    • Non-operating (2 ms): 1000
  • Acoustics (dBA)7
    • Idle: 23
    • Seek (average): 25

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (in./mm): 0.28/7.0 
  • Length (in./mm): 3.94/100.20 
  • Width (in./mm): 2.75/69.85 
  • Weight (lb./kg, ± 10%): 0.20/0.92 

1 Not all products may be available in all regions of the world.
2 As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or
interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second. Effective maximum SATA 6 Gb/s transfer rate calculated according to the Serial ATA specification published by the SATA-IO organization as of the date of this specification sheet. Visit www. for details.
3 WD hard drive products manufactured and sold worldwide after June 8, 2011, meet or exceed Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance requirements as mandated by the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
4 Controlled unload at ambient condition.
5 WD Black limited warranty is region specific. Visit for details.
6 No non-recoverable errors during operating tests or after non-operating tests.
7 Sound power level.