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Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive

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WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA
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WD3200KS
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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 WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive

320 GB, 300 MB/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
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Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
WD Caviar® SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drives feature up to 500 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, these reliable drives are fast, but they still deliver technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia and gaming systems.

Key Features:

16 MB cache - Bigger cache means faster performance. A massive 16 MB cache combined with up to 300 MB/s transfer rate make these ultra-fast drives the perfect solution for the fully loaded PC with a fast processor.

Cool operating temperature - WD hard drives are designed to have the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity, desktop-class hard drive which lowers the operating temperature for enhanced drive reliability.

Whisper quiet - These highly reliable drives deliver technologically advanced acoustics. With its WhisperDrive™ and SoftSeek™ technologies, WD has minimized noise to levels virtually imperceptible to the human ear in home and business environments.


Ideal For:

Designed for use in the fastest PCs on the market, including high-performance business computers, multimedia and gaming systems.
Short summary description Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA, 320 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial ATA, 16 MB
Long summary description Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA internal hard drive :

Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA. Hard drive capacity: 320 GB, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA, Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA 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.
320 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
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
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
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.
9.5 W
Power consumption (off)
1.50 W
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
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
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
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
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Data transfer rate (max)
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
748 Mbit/s
Drive device, transfer rate
300 MB/s
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2013-09-10
Testseek has collected 45 expert reviews for Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 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...
Good Great price, Spacious capacity...
Bad Not quite top performance...
Bottom line 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.
Good Very low cost per formatted gigbabyte, excellent performance, cool and relatively quiet operation...
Bad 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...
Bottom line 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:
2013-09-10
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...
Bottom line If you like being on top of technology and just having the best toys, this drive just might be your catch...
80%
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%
custompc.co.uk
Updated:
2013-09-10
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...
Bottom line 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%
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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