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

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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.
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Long product name Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

Caviar Blue 250GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Performance and reliability for everyday computing.

With SATA and PATA interfaces and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

Interface
PATA - Enhanced integrated drive electronics (EIDE), also called Parallel ATA (PATA), hard drives have been the standard in the computer industry for more than 10 years.

SATA - Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives are quickly becoming the new standard. Motherboard manufacturers now include SATA inputs on their boards. Because of their considerably narrower cables, SATA hard drives provide increased airflow and less clutter and in the computer system compared to PATA drives.

The performance difference - PATA drives support data transfer rates up to 100MB/sec, and all WD Caviar Blue SATA drive support 3 Gb/s transfer rates.

How to choose - Our handy Interface Guide can help you make your selection.
Solid performance - With SATA and PATA interfaces, and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features.
Ultra cool and quiet - Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.
Capacity - We offer WD Caviar Blue drives with capacities from 80 GB to 1 TB because you can never have too much storage space.
NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit. IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
Advanced Format Technology (AF) - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. (AALX models only)
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.
Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

Ideal For

Family and business computing.

Desktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (i.e., Intel Matrix RAID technology).*

*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD’s Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.


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.
- 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 hard disk drive:
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB, 250 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 3.5", 8 MB, 10.9 ms
Long summary description Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 250GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :

Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB. Hard drive capacity: 250 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: 4" (101.6 mm), Height: 1.03" (26.1 mm), Depth: 5.79" (147 mm). Hard disk transfer rate: 748 Mbit/s, Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 5.79 x 1.03" (101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm), Data transfer rate: 3 Gbit/s

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
250 GB
Hard drive interface *
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
3.5"
Drive device, buffer size
8 MB
Write seek
10.9 ms
Read seek
8.9 ms
Full stroke seek
21 ms
Average latency
4.2 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
2 ms
Start/stop cycles
50000
Power
Power consumption (typical)
9.50 W
Power consumption (standby)
1.60 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
No
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 55 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 65 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operational conditions
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-12007.9 - 120078.7" (-305 - 3050 m)
Non-operating altitude
-12007.9 - 480315" (-305 - 12200 m)
Operating shock
65 G
Non-operating shock
250 G
Weight & dimensions
Width
4" (101.6 mm)
Height
1.03" (26.1 mm)
Depth
5.79" (147 mm)
Weight
21.2 oz (600 g)
Other features
Hard disk transfer rate
748 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi
No
Ethernet LAN
No
Dimensions (WxDxH)
4 x 5.79 x 1.03" (101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm)
Internal
Yes
Data transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
USB powered
No
External power adapter
No
eSATA
No
FireWire 400
FireWire-interface with a data transmission speed of 400 Mbit/s (50MB/s). FireWire is a serial computer bus technology designed as replacement of SCSI and is based on the IEEE 1394 and 1394b standards.
No
FireWire 800
No
Fiber Channel
No
Acoustic pressure emissions
33 dB
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2013-11-02
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2013-11-02
Western Digital was founded in 1970 and began designing and manufacturing hard drives in 1988. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, and employs approximately 23,000 people worldwide. Their innovative manufacturing facilities are loc...
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