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WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drive features 320 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, this reliable drive is fast, but it still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia and gaming systems.
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17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Good Drive, Cable Issues Jun 10, 2008
By L. Tavrow I was suprised to find that the included SATA cable would not work with my Dell Dimension E521 computer. Basically, there was this big plastic thing on the end of the cable that plugged into the drive that was too big for the enclosure. By the third "supervisor" on the help line, I finally returned from India to the US and learned what was going on. Western Digital had decided that the sata connector spec was not physically robust enough -- apparently some had broken and so they had (over-)engineered this monstrosity. Naturally, it was my fault that it would not work with my computer. My options appeared to be to return the drive or buy a "normal" sata cable. I chose instead to snip off the offending plastic with some wire cutters. Now the drive works great -- I only can't find the plastic piece since it flew across the room and under some furniture in the process.
13 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Fast for a consumer-grade drive Jul 31, 2007
By H. Goldstein I routinely see about 72-73 MB/s sustained reads off of the drives (reading a GB at a time) even with the interface strapped at SATA-I speeds (but note, the drives support and are shipped ready to run at the speedier SATA-II speeds).
Pros: Fast, economical, and run fairly cool. Cons: 1 year warranty, could be longer.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
No Problems, Fast Drive Nov 18, 2007
By D. Smiley Drive arrived quickly, as usual, and I have had no problems. I have pretty much had this system drive running 24/7 since I received it about a month ago, and have not experienced a single hiccup or problem.
I use it as my single system drive in my new home-built. Drive is fast, quiet and trouble free.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Great replacement hard drive Jan 28, 2009
By D. J. Brody When my 250GB drive went squirly, I bought this drive based on internet reviews that convinced me that WD was the drive maker to buy. 7200 RPM is Ok for my purposes and the drive replaced was also 7200 RPM. Installation was a breeze. The hard part was file transfered (sorting through 5 years accumulation). Considering the price paid, if I were not retired and a only a casual user, I would suggest buying 2 and setting them up in a RAID configuration. And if I were a business person needing extreme reliability I would have bought 3 for a RAID config. Very pleased with purchase. My first hard drive in 1981 was 10MB, was as big as a carryon suitcase, and cost $3800.00.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Nice Hard drive Mar 07, 2009
By H. Caliguiri
Easy to install. I remember my first large Hard drive was 280 meg for $289 and I said I would never fill it. HA!!