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Western Digital Caviar 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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internal hard drives
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Long product name Western Digital Caviar 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital Caviar 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

Caviar SE16 250 GB, SATA II, 16 MB Cache, 7200 rpm
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Western Digital Caviar 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

The official marketing text of Western Digital Caviar 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
WD Caviar SE16 SATA II hard drives combine 300 MB/s transfer rate and 16 MB cache for industry leading performance. Yes, these reliable drives are lightning fast, but they still deliver technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation.

Fast - The one-two performance punch of 300 MB/s transfer rate, state-of-the-art performance for SATA drives, and 16 MB cache make the WD Caviar SE16 family the fastest desktop-class hard drives available.

Cool - Cool operation means the highest reliability even in high-heat environments such as personal video recorders. That’s why these drives, the coolest on the market, are the drive of choice for the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers as well as the world’s leading PC makers.

Quiet - The technology that Tom’s Hardware called “very fast and nearly silent” is repeated in this family of drives. We have minimized noise to levels virtually below the threshold of human hearing with our WhisperDrive™ technology. And to cut seek noise, our SoftSeek™ technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in the drive operating more efficiently when accessing and writing data.
Short summary description Western Digital Caviar 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive:
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Western Digital Caviar 250GB, 250 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 3.5", 16 MB, 10.9 ms
Long summary description Western Digital Caviar 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :

Western Digital Caviar 250GB. Hard drive capacity: 250 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 9.50 W. Weight: 600 g. Dimensions (WxDxH): 101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm

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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.
16 MB
Write seek
10.9 ms
Read seek
8.9 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
Bytes per sector
512
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
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 55°C
Weight & dimensions
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
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm
USB powered
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Yes
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Acoustic pressure emissions
Level of sound pressure per ISO 9614-1.
28 dB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 45 expert reviews for Western Digital Caviar 250GB and the average expert rating is 84 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.
84%
Source Review comments Score
techradar.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
While the latest and highest capacity drives are always the most tempting, the capacity slots just under these tend to offer by far the best value.Need concrete proof? This 750GB drive from Western Digital is approaching half the price of Hitachis amb...
Great price, Spacious capacity...
Not quite top performance...
While the latest and highest capacity drives are always the most tempting, the capacity slots just under these tend to offer by far the best value.Need concrete proof? This 750GB drive from Western Digital is approaching half the price of Hitachis amb...
100%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2014-01-03
This drive represents Western Digitals move to higher-density platters, and with its two-platter 640GB capacity and $169 price tag, its a perfect example of how affordable modern mass-storage devices are.
Very low cost per formatted gigbabyte, excellent performance, cool and relatively quiet operation...
Still not completely noise and vibration free The Final Word This drive represents Western Digitals move to higher-density platters, and with its two-platter 640GB capacity and $169 price tag, its a perfect example of how affordable modern mass-storag...
This drive represents Western Digitals move to higher-density platters, and with its two-platter 640GB capacity and $169 price tag, its a perfect example of how affordable modern mass-storage devices are.
90%
atomicmpc.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
Renown for creating the world’s first form of caviar that almost everyone can enjoy, this new three platters worth of fish eggs sports the next generation of SATA. The interface supports up to 300MB/s, but considering how the original SATA drives ha...
If you like being on top of technology and just having the best toys, this drive just might be your catch...
80%
custompc.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
We cant help feeling that Western Digital is being held back by its platter technology. Doubling the cache and adding S-ATA II to an antiquated 83GB-per-platter design seem like quick fixes, rather than a real upgrade. Why wasnt the SE16 launched wit...
We cant help feeling that Western Digital is being held back by its platter technology. Doubling the cache and adding S-ATA II to an antiquated 83GB-per-platter design seem like quick fixes, rather than a real upgrade. Why wasnt the SE16 launched wit...
67%
pcpro.co.uk
Updated:
2014-01-03
It seems like only yesterday we recommended the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (web ID: 88756), and marvelled that you could get 750GB of storage for just £234. A year down the line, and its time to marvel again. The SE16 provides 750GB, but for just 17...
67%
tomshardware.co.uk
Updated:
2014-01-03
Seagate still trails behind WD, because its 1 TB Barracuda 7200.11 isnt available yet. The storage marketplace has grown noticeably faster than have markets for other PC components in the past few years, primarily because hard disks are being used i...
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