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

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Caviar Blue 250GB
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WD2500AAKS
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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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- 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

8.89 cm (3.5 ") , 250GB, SATA II, 16MB Cache, 7200RPM
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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
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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. (Download Data Lifeguard Tools)

- 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", PC, HDD
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 (standby): 0.73 W, Power consumption (PowerSave): 0.73 W, Power consumption (read): 5.36 W. Width: 101.6 mm, Height: 25.4 mm, Depth: 147 mm. Hard disk transfer rate: 748 Mbit/s, Dimensions (WxDxH): 101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm, Drive device, transfer rate: 300 MB/s

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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"
Component for *
What this product is used as a part of (component for).
PC
Device type *
Type or category of the device.
HDD
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Start/stop cycles
300000
Hard drive interface transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
Hard drive sustained transfer rate
126 MiB/s
Compatibility
The other products, software and hardware this product can be used with.
PC's
Power
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
0.73 W
Power consumption (PowerSave)
0.73 W
Power consumption (read)
5.36 W
Power consumption (write)
5.36 W
Power consumption (idle)
4.92 W
Input voltage
The voltage (V) which is required to power the product.
12
Start-up current
1.77 A
System requirements
Windows operating systems supported
Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Yes
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 60 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 65 °C
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.
25.4 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.
430 g
Packaging content
Storage drive adapter included *
No
Quantity
The number of products there are.
1
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
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
USB powered
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
No
Drive device, transfer rate
300 MB/s
External power adapter
No
Acoustic pressure emissions
Level of sound pressure per ISO 9614-1.
33 dB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 45 expert reviews for Western Digital 250GB Caviar Blue 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:
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...
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:
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...
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...
0%
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