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Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

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Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk
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WD5000AAKS-20PK
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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 SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB 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:

- 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.

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 SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB 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 SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk, 500 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 3.5", 16 MB, 10.9 ms
Long summary description Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk. Hard drive capacity: 500 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, 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.
500 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
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
Compatibility
The other products, software and hardware this product can be used with.
PC's
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
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
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
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 5 expert reviews for Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II 7200 16MB 20pk and the average expert rating is 50 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.
50%
Source Review comments Score
pcpro.co.uk
Updated:
2011-10-04
Western Digital's Caviar Blue range of drives is the company's mid-range brand and, consequently, there's only a 16MB cache and none of the power-saving features that distinguish Caviar Green products. The 500GB Caviar Blue drive has the smallest platt...
Bottom line Inconsistent performance and a high price - one to avoid...
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