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Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB 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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Long product name Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

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Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk 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 hard disk drive:
This short summary of the Western Digital WD RE2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk 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 hard disk 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: 4" (101.6 mm), Height: 1.03" (26.1 mm), Depth: 5.79" (147 mm). Data transfer rate: 3 Gbit/s

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
500 GB
Hard drive interface *
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
16 MB
Read seek
8.7 ms
Full stroke seek
21 ms
Average latency
4.2 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
0.6 ms
Power
Power consumption (typical)
10.75 W
Power consumption (standby)
2 W
Power consumption (off)
2 W
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 60 °C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
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
Internal
Yes
Data transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
Sustained data rate
70 MB/s
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
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%
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tweaktown.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
to the PC world, Hard Disk Drivers have been getting bigger and bigger. Technology to pack more onto the platters of a HDD keep getting better to the point where we are now seeing storage capabilities hitting half a terabyte or a whooping 500GB.Speed...
Bottom line It is clear that HDD technology has taken a turn for the better.For 10 years hard disk drivers have been on the same old parallel interface with only two drivers per channel. Now SATA is here as well as in full swing and we can have as many channels a...
90%
techgage.com
Updated:
2011-10-04
When the time comes to build or upgrade a machine, hard drives tend to usually follow in the game plan. It seems every year, we -need- to upgrade our storage in order to simply house all of our goods, especially in this digital age. Needless to say, c...
Good Proven faster than the Seagate 500GB, Priced very well on select websites, Includes sturdy S-ATA cable, Perfect for RAID...
Bad Need to use Molex connector if you use included SATA cable.
Bottom line After giving the RE2 500GB a test, I have to say I am impressed. I didnt expect it to beat out the Seagate like it did, in every single test. Since this is an enterprise class drive, I guess its to be expected. Whats not to be expected though, is t...
90%
amug.org
Updated:
2011-10-04
Western Digital is currently selling the WD Caviar RE2 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive model WD5000YS. As several members have already installed this hard drive in an Apple Mac Pro, AMUG thought it might provide an interesting review. The Maxtor Maxline...
80%
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