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Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

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WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache
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WD5000YS
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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 RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache
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Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive

The official marketing text of Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
WD’s RAID Edition hard drives are the world’s most reliable server-class SATA drives in the market. With 1.2 million hours MTBF, 100% duty cycle, 5-year warranty, up to 3.0 Gb/s SATA technology, and best-in-class vibration tolerance, WD RE2 drives offer the best combination of superior reliability, high capacity, and optimum performance for enterprise applications.

Key Features

- Superior reliability — designed and manufactured to server-class standards to provide best-in-class enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.2 million hours MTBF at 100% duty cycle, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high-capacity drive.
- High capacity — up to 500 GB of storage packed with server-class features and low cost-per-gigabyte value.
- Fast — with a next-generation SATA interface, up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate, native command queuing (NCQ), and 16 MB cache, these drives deliver optimum performance.
- Low power —Active Power Save™ delivers best-in-class seek mode power consumption through an advanced WD firmware which conserves power in active seek modes without degrading performance.
- RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER) — a feature pioneered by WD, significantly reduces drive fallout caused by the extended hard drive error-recovery processes common to desktop drives.
- Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF™) — provides best-in-class vibration tolerance by optimizing operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multidrive systems such as rack-mounted servers or network storage.
- SecureConnect™ — provides a 500 percent stronger cable-to-drive connection than first-generation SATA hard drives and cables. Also ensures backward compatibility with legacy SATA cables and backplanes. Note: SecureConnect supports only legacy power and does not allow connection to a SATA power supply.
- FlexPower™ — connector technology that accepts power from either industry-standard or new SATA power supplies.

Ideal For

- E-mail, database, web and file servers
- Network attached storage
- Scientific computing
- Life sciences
- Video surveillance
- Enterprise backup
- Document/image management
- Audio/video media applications
- Other demanding write-intensive applications
- Software build systems
- Call centers
Short summary description Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 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 WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, 500 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, 8.7 ms, 21 ms
Long summary description Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II internal hard drive :

Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 10.75 W, Power consumption (standby): 2 W, Power consumption (off): 2 W. Width: 101.6 mm, Height: 26.1 mm, Depth: 147 mm. Data transfer rate: 3 Gbit/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
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Read seek
8.7 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)
0.6 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.
10.75 W
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
2 W
Power consumption (off)
2 W
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 60°C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 70°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
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
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
147 mm
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
26.1 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
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
Sustained data rate
70 MB/s
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-10-04
Testseek has collected 9 expert reviews for Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache and the average expert rating is 74 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.
74%
Source Review comments Score
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-06
This drive represents low cost and high capacity storage, compared to SCSI or Fibre Channel drives, and is a worthy storage option for small to medium businesses that require a large capacity solution for their servers.
Lots of storage, Reliable...
Not ultra quick The Final Word This drive represents low cost and high capacity storage, compared to SCSI or Fibre Channel drives, and is a worthy storage option for small to medium businesses that require a large capacity solution for their servers.
This drive represents low cost and high capacity storage, compared to SCSI or Fibre Channel drives, and is a worthy storage option for small to medium businesses that require a large capacity solution for their servers.
90%
digitalversus.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
The 500 GB of WesternDigitals Caviar RE2 WD5000YS that we tested isnt the fastest drive weve ever had in our labs, but it remains a fairly solid hard drive.When writing data, it averages 61.7 MB/s against 57.9 MB/s for reading files, whereas the ver...
Average performance, Remains cool...
Faster drives available, Quiter drives available, Seek time much slower than the average...
40%
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