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Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

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Hard disk drives are today\'s fastest permanent storage media and have a large capacity. For this two reasons they are the most used storage medium in computers and servers. When buying a new hard disk, there are three important things to consider:\
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- The connection of the disk to the computer or other device you will be using it with has a big influence on the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk. Make sure the connection of the disk you buy is compatible with your computer!\
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- The rotational speed is also important for the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk and determines the time it takes to find a file on the disk.\
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- Last but not least, the storage capacity of the disk, i.e. the amount of data that can be stored on the disk.
internal hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

Caviar Blue 250GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Performance and reliability for everyday computing.

With SATA and PATA interfaces and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

Interface
PATA - Enhanced integrated drive electronics (EIDE), also called Parallel ATA (PATA), hard drives have been the standard in the computer industry for more than 10 years.

SATA - Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives are quickly becoming the new standard. Motherboard manufacturers now include SATA inputs on their boards. Because of their considerably narrower cables, SATA hard drives provide increased airflow and less clutter and in the computer system compared to PATA drives.

The performance difference - PATA drives support data transfer rates up to 100MB/sec, and all WD Caviar Blue SATA drive support 3 Gb/s transfer rates.

How to choose - Our handy Interface Guide can help you make your selection.
Solid performance - With SATA and PATA interfaces, and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features.
Ultra cool and quiet - Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.
Capacity - We offer WD Caviar Blue drives with capacities from 80 GB to 1 TB because you can never have too much storage space.
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. IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
Advanced Format Technology (AF) - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. (AALX models only)
ShockGuard - Instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.
Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

Ideal For

Family and business computing.

Desktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (i.e., Intel Matrix RAID technology).*

*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD’s Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.


How this WD hard drive protects your data

- Data Lifeguard is an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates, and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
- Data Lifeguard Tools are software utilities designed for WD hard drives that work with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation,diagnostics and repair both simple and worry-free.
- ShockGuard instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.
Short summary description Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB, 250 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 3.5", 8 MB, 10.9 ms
Long summary description Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :

Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB. Hard drive capacity: 250 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 9.50 W, Power consumption (standby): 1.60 W. Width: 101.6 mm, Height: 26.1 mm, Depth: 147 mm. Hard disk transfer rate: 748 Mbit/s, Dimensions (WxDxH): 101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm, Data transfer rate: 3 Gbit/s

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
250 GB
Hard drive interface *
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
3.5"
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Write seek
10.9 ms
Read seek
8.9 ms
Full stroke seek
The “full stroke seek” is the time required to travel from the first to the last track of the disk.
21 ms
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.2 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Start/stop cycles
50000
Power
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
9.50 W
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
1.60 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
No
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 55 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 65 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operational conditions
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-305 - 3050 m
Non-operating altitude
-305 - 12200 m
Operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in operating mode
65 G
Non-operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in non-operating mode
250 G
Weight & dimensions
Width
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
101.6 mm
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
26.1 mm
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
147 mm
Weight
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
600 g
Other features
Hard disk transfer rate
The internal hard disk transfer rate refers to the actual speed that the drive can read bits from the surface of the platter, or write bits to the surface of the platter.
748 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
No
Ethernet LAN
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
No
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Data transfer rate
Rate at which data can be transferred. Usually expressed in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
3 Gbit/s
USB powered
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
No
External power adapter
No
eSATA
No
FireWire 400
FireWire-interface with a data transmission speed of 400 Mbit/s (50MB/s). FireWire is a serial computer bus technology designed as replacement of SCSI and is based on the IEEE 1394 and 1394b standards.
No
FireWire 800
No
Fibre Channel
Indicates if product has a Fibre channel support
No
Acoustic pressure emissions
Level of sound pressure per ISO 9614-1.
33 dB
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Reviews
Updated:
2013-11-02
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
80%
Source Review comments Score
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2013-11-02
Its not the largest drive on the market, but its low noise and heat emissions make it a desirable choice for a media centre or a silent PC.
Good Good performance, runs cool and quiet.
Bad Small capacity. The Final Word Its not the largest drive on the market, but its low noise and heat emissions make it a desirable choice for a media centre or a silent PC.
Bottom line Its not the largest drive on the market, but its low noise and heat emissions make it a desirable choice for a media centre or a silent PC.
80%
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