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Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA 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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Long product name Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive

320 GB, 300 MB/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
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Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive

The official marketing text of Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk 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.
Short summary description Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA, 320 GB, Serial ATA, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, 10.9 ms, 8.9 ms
Long summary description Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive :

Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA. Hard drive capacity: 320 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 9.5 W, Power consumption (off): 1.50 W. Weight: 21.2 oz (600 g). Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 5.79 x 1.03" (101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm), Data transfer rate (max): 748 Mbit/s, 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.
320 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
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
Write seek
10.9 ms
Read seek
8.9 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
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.
9.5 W
Power consumption (off)
1.50 W
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
-12007,9 - 480315,2" (-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
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.
21,2 oz (600 g)
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
4 x 5,79 x 1,03" (101,6 x 147 x 26,1 mm)
Data transfer rate (max)
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
748 Mbit/s
Drive device, transfer rate
300 MB/s
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
Yes
Internal
The product is built in.
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2013-09-10
Testseek has collected 45 expert reviews for Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA 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
SysOpt.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
If an updates needed to the old Ben Franklin adage, let us be the first to suggest that it be reworded to "nothing is certain but death, taxes, and hard drive capacity increases." Yes, with practically every new season, we need yet another new plateau in...
100%
about.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
The Western Digital Cavier SE16 640GB improves on the already impressive performance of the Caviar SE16 series. With its 320GB platters, the drive gets an additional performance boost from increase data density, uses less power from having to spin up l...
Very Fast Performance, Extremely Low Noise Operation...
Three Year Warranty Rather than Five Years...
The Western Digital Cavier SE16 640GB improves on the already impressive performance of the Caviar SE16 series. With its 320GB platters, the drive gets an additional performance boost from increase data density, uses less power from having to spin up l...
100%
extremetech.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Enter , with their new WD6400AAKS 640GB Caviar SE16 drive. Not long ago, Western Digital joined the rarified ranks of companies shipping 320GB per platter with a 320GB version of the SE16. They took that drive, added another platter and two more heads...
Impressive areal density; excellent performance; superb price/performance ratio.
Its "only" 640GB.
Western Digital offers power-users a high performance drive with high capacity at a low price...
100%
SysOpt.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
March 26, 2008 By Vince Freeman Although we experienced a relatively sharp spike in data capacity, the Serial ATA hard drive market has been stalled at the one Terabyte level. All the major competitors have hit the fabled 1TB mark, but as is often the cas...
100%
extremetech.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Western Digital has been using perpendicular storage in its line of 2.5-inch drives for notebook PCs, recently shipping the for mobile PCs, which offers capacities as high as 250GB. Part of the Caviar SE16 line, the new WD7500AAKS pushes the top of WD...
Fast; lower power usage; tech built in to increase reliability; good price.
Not the largest capacity drive available.
Western Digital finally moves to PMR with its Caviar SE16 line of drives. Offering good performance in a 7200RPM drive, the price is also right...
90%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Western Digital has avoided jumping into the desktop hard drive capacity game. It makes some sense, since many users never fill up even 250GB hard drives. But as digital photography, amateur video editing, and the massive storage requirements of mode...
Fast. Lower power usage. Tech built in to increase reliability. Good price.
Not the largest capacity drive available.
Western Digital finally moves to PMR with its Caviar SE16 line of drives. Western Digitals Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS offers a good performance in a 7200RPM drive, the price is also right...
90%
maximumpc.com
Updated:
2013-09-10
We reviewed Western Digital’s 250GB Caviar SE drive in January 2004. Eighteen months later, WD has taken this same drive, added a SATA 3G interface and another 8MB of cache (for a total of 16MB), and relaunched it as its new top-of-the-line desktop ent...
90%
Computerpoweruser.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Capacity: 750GB; Interface: 3Gbps SATA; Cache buffer: 16MB; Average seek time: 8.9ms read, 10.9ms write; Average latency: 4.2ms; Acoustics (idle): 28dBA Hard drive manufacturers have recently broken the 1TB barrier with the help of the latest innovatio...
90%
pcworld.com_techhive.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
87%
techtree.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Weve been talking about the Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology ever since we reviewed the Seagate ST3750640AS; and by now, we all know that they are the in thing. This is mainly due to the fact that they offer higher capacities than c...
16 MB buffer, Performance boosting features, Good performance, Silent.
Heats up a lot, Expensive.
As you can see from the performance results, the WD Caviar 7500AAKS performs almost as good as the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000, which, by the way, was a blazing fast drive. We also tested the drive under real-world conditions by transferring loads of data...
80%
anandtech.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
The Hard Drive WarsWestern Digital owns the second largest portion of the hard drive market, trailing only Seagate in terms of total number of drives shipped. The company accounts for roughly 21.5% of global hard drive sales, which puts it a long way f...
The Western Digital WD7500AAKS is a very solid entry by WD into an extremely competitive marketplace. Its performance is near the top of the charts in all benchmarks we ran in our labs, and WDs recent decision to grant the retail SE16 drive series a 3...
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hothardware.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
For several months, the battle for the biggest consumer hard drive was only fought by Hitachi and Seagate. First, only Seagate was in it with its 750GB hard drive using perpendicular recording technology. Then, Hitachi decided to skip 750GB and go st...
The benchmarks speak for themselves: Western Digital took the winning Caviar SE16 formula, added perpendicular recording, and created a huge, yet speedy 7200RPM hard drive in the form of the WD7500AAKS. We took special note of how much better Western...
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storagereview.com
Updated:
2013-09-10
Unlike the competition, for over two years Western Digital has relied on a PATA - SATA bridge to transition the Caviar and Raptor series to the new standard. Things have finally changed with the Caviar WD2500KS, a desktop-oriented drive designed from t...
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Techreport.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
POWER CONSUMPTION HAS BECOME an increasingly important metric for PC enthusiasts and professionals over the last several years, and this trend has touched nearly every component inside modern systems. We now have processors that intelligently throttle...
7,200-RPM hard drives are usually split between camps that excel at sequential transfers and those that prefer more randomized access patterns. The Caviar SE16 750GB is different, though, because it doesnt seem to care what you throw at it. In HD Tach...
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storagereview.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Today WD introduces its next Caviar SE16, a 4-platter unit that extends the firms flagship to 750 gigabytes. In addition to featuring the standard 8.9 millisecond seek time and 16 megabyte buffer specs, the Caviar WD7500AAKS incorporates intelligent s...
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Techreport.com
Updated:
2013-09-10
300MB PER SECOND Serial ATA transfer rates are all the rage these days. Cutting-edge core logic like Intels ICH7 south bridge chips and NVIDIAs nForce4 family support the faster I/O interface, and hard drives are beginning to follow suit?not that a f...
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overclockersclub.com
Updated:
2013-09-10
Well it’s that time again. You have finally filled up all of your available space and instead of backing it up to a cd/dvd, you would rather buy a new harddrive. Now comes the decision as to just what hard drive to buy. Currently, the 4 most popular...
Speed, Cost, Warranty...
None...
As we can see from the tests above, the Seagate wins in most of the tests. For the experienced or even novice computer techies, the Seagate would be a better choice. With a 5 year warranty, compared to the Western Digital’s 3 years, the Seagate come...
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anandtech.com
Updated:
2013-09-10
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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techarp.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Unlike their Caviar GP hard drives, the Caviar SE16 drives are performance-grade desktop hard drives. As such, they have platters that spin at full 7200 RPM. Coupled with their use of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), the higher spindle speed all...
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silentpcreview.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
WDs new 320GB/platter Caviar SE16 desktop hard drives have been creating some excitement. They are high performance by virtue of their high areal density, the OC websites have reported. With the low number of spinning platters, they should also be ver...
The second sample Western Digitals SE16 Caviar WD3200AAKS-00B3A0 is pretty much what we hoped it would be: A hard drive quiet enough for silent PC enthusiasts. Its single platter design and optimization for low noise seem to have worked, at least in...
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barefeats.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
The big story on the WD Caviar SE16 640GB 7K (WD6400AAKS) is that uses 320GB per-platter technology. Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) translates to greater density. Anandtech wrote "This type of areal density places WD in direct competition with...
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Techreport.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
When Western Digital introduced its GreenPower line with the terabyte Caviar GP last year, we wished aloud that the drives new 250GB platters would make their way into a performance-oriented model. The GP wasnt even particularly slow—in fact, it was...
Although the Caviar SE16 640GB doesnt break new ground in storage capacity, platter density, or cache size, Western Digital has struck a good balance between those elements and delivered perhaps the most capable 3.5" hard drive weve ever tested. Thro...
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anandtech.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Western Digitals emphasis on recent product releases has been the consumer oriented GreenPower family of products. That all changed last month with the release of the Caviar SE16 320GB drives featuring their new 320GB per-platter technology. We previe...
Test Setup Theres not too much to say about the test platform except its fast. We are utilizing Vista 64-bit SP1 as our OS of choice now. We are still in the process of comparing our NVIDIA-based setup to the Intel X48 for future drive articles. How...
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anandtech.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Western Digital has been quiet on the performance front the past several months as they have placed an emphasis on their GreenPower family of products that we recently reviewed. However, they have been busily working on a new line-up of Caviar SE16 dr...
Test Setup - Not too much to say about the test platform except it is generally fast and we are utilizing Vista 64 SP1 as our OS of choice now. This platform is slightly different from our standard test bed as we are in the process of comparing o...
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3dGameMan.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Video Review: The Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB Hard Drive (WD7500AAKS) is one of the largest hard drives currently on the market. Why does anyone need a hard drive this large? Well, if you are asking this question, you probably don't. On the other hand, if you have or are building a Home Theatre PC you most certainly can have definite use of a massive hard drive. Movies, family videos, music, TV shows, games and other data requires a lot of space. This hard drive performs very well, is quiet and...
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pcper.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
It has been a while since we have done a true hard drive review here at PC Perspective -- for the most part the world of disk drives seems somewhat bland when compared to things like CPUs and graphics cards. Hard drives just seemed to get bigger, but...
The new Western Digital WD7500AAKS Caviar SE16 750GB hard drive is one of those rare times when I can clearly say recommending this product is right thing to do. The performance of the new perpendicular-based 188GB platters makes this model almost as...
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bigbruin.com
Updated:
2014-01-03
Western Digital may not be able to toot their horn for being the first to the 750GB plateau, but unless you have a time machine and want to go back 15 months, does it really matter at this point? The WD7500AAKS 750GB hard drive is one of a very few opt...
Strong performance, especially in real world settings, Cool and quiet, PCB has no exposed features, reducing risk of damage, Attractively priced...
Three year warranty is OK, but five years is obviously better...
Western Digital may not be able to toot their horn for being the first to the 750GB plateau, but unless you have a time machine and want to go back 15 months, does it really matter at this point? The Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB Hard Drive is one of a...
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