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Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

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Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD
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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:\
- 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!\
- 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.\
- 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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Included since: 03 Mar 2006
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Long product name Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD

Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

The official marketing text of Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
WD Caviar® SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drives feature 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance, cool and quiet operation and up to 500 GB of storage for capacity-hungry applications.

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)

Shock Guard™ 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 SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD, 400 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 400088 MB, 16 MB, 8.9 ms
Long summary description Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD 400GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :

Western Digital Caviar SE 400GB Serial ATA II HDD. Hard drive capacity: 400 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 9.50 W, Power consumption (standby): 1.60 W, Power consumption (PowerSave): 1.50 W. Width: 4" (101.6 mm), Height: 1.03" (26.1 mm), Depth: 5.79" (147 mm). Hard disk transfer rate: 768 Mbit/s, Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 5.79 x 1.03" (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.
400 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
Storage capacity
The maximum storage capability of the product.
400088 MB
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
8.9 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
The other products, software and hardware this product can be used with.
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
Power consumption (PowerSave)
1.50 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
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
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
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
4" (101,6 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
5,79" (147 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1,03" (26,1 mm)
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
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.
768 Mbit/s
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)
Drive device, transfer rate
300 MB/s
The product is built in.
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Most people when dreaming of building our ultimate gaming PC automatically start thinking about what graphics card we will get or what type of cooling we will have in our unit. Hard drives are considered an afterthought and some people will even just m...
If we were to play a word association game with a PC enthusiast and said "Western Digital," its likely his geek reflexes would immediately trigger and force him to reply "Raptor" before he even realized he had spoken. Western Digital makes many more stora...
This month, WD joins the 500GB party with its Caviar SE 16 drive. Because the 400GB model is already our favorite 7,200rpm drive, we expected big things from its four-platter successor—and we were mostly satisfied. The drive runs on a SATA 3G interface...
Hard drive capacities have been reaching for the skies, while the prices have been nose-diving; even the highest-capacity drive is within reach. We got our hands on one of the hottest drives in the market today, the Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AA...
Fast, runs cool, silent, perpendicular magnetic recording technology, huge capacity, inexpensive, 5-year onsite warranty...
The Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS is backed by a solid 16 MB of cache. It is good to have one big drive instead of several smaller ones; this drive boasts of fantastic performance, and is one of the best mainstream drives weve tested. "Mains...
Excellent performance...
Meager software bundle...
Its been a while since we last took a serious look at the best bang-for-the-buck in mainstream-priced desktop hard drives. Hard drive manufacturers havent remained idle either, as all of the major players have been busily increasing performance while decr...
TODAY, THERE ARE ESSENTIALLY two classes of 3.5" Serial ATA hard drives available to consumers: drives designed for desktops, and those targeted at the enterprise. Desktop drives make up the bulk of the market and tend to favor lower noise levels and f...
Western Digitals 500GB Caviar SE16 and RE2 have a lot in common, especially when it comes to their exceptionally well-balanced performance. Most drives tend to excel in one area of our exhaustive suite of storage benchmarks and falter in another, but...
we expect great things of them.
For once, a hard drive has lived up to its marketing claims. The 500 GB Caviar SE16 is the quietest 3.5" desktop drive that we know of on the market today. Not only is it quieter than all of the other high capacity drives that weve looked at, it also...
Storage space is the new blue LED, everybody wants as much of it as they can get. I swear that in the next five years well all look back on this day and think, “WTF were we doing with spinning media? We were totally crazy!” Until then, though...
This drive performed surprisingly well, definitely due to the large cache size. Though the random access time suffered in comparison to the other two drives, this was of course due to the large capacity and, in the case of the Raptor, slower rotation...
Bigger is Better In this every increasing world of data hungry software and apps, the old 50 gig drive, which a couple of years ago would be considered mammoth in portions, just doesnt cut it. Multimedia Apps, 3D games, DVD burners and home movies can...
Updated March 9th, 2006, with Raptor 10K 150GB resultsUpdated March 10th, 2006, with WD5000KS 500GB results The new "darlings" of the storage community are the "half-terabyte" Serial ATA II (300 gigabit/sec) hard drives. In this evolving article, we c...
August 22, 2007 In our first hard drive survey a year ago, we had to plan on spending almost 300 € for a storage capacity of 500 GB. This price has since been decreased by two-thirds and now it’s no longer rare to find such a capacity for 100 € or l...
I cant get away from it; I am just a sucker for storage. I try to keep myself away from the HDD scene because I know I will just buy everything I can afford to buy. Hard drives and Chassis are my weakness, and today Western Digital is going to smack m...
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