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Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB 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:\
- 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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Guarantee: 5-year warranty
Long product name Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

RE 160GB Serial ATA II 16MB 7200RPM

Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
The official marketing text of Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The best combination of high-reliability and high-capacity, combined with a 5-year warranty make these the perfect solution for your enterprise storage needs.

Key Features:

Reliability in high duty cycle environments – utilizing enterprise-class manufacturing processes, these drives are designed with enhanced reliability in a 24x7, high duty cycle environment.

Built to last – made for years of high-performance operation around the clock. Reliability demonstration testing indicates a mean time between failure (MTBF) of one million hours.

RAID-specific time limited error recovery – improves error handling coordination with RAID adapters and prevents drive fallout caused by extended drive error-recovery processes.

Fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motor – improves hard drive reliability; reduces heat, vibration, and noise.
Improved power controller – consumes less power and generates low heat.

Data Lifeguard Tools™ – software utility that works in conjunction with the embedded Data Lifeguard™ features (including shock protection, an environmental protection system, and embedded error detection and repair features) to make hard drive installation, management, and diagnostics simple and worry-free.

SATA-specific Features:

FlexPower™– connector technology that accepts power from either industry-standard or new SATA power supplies.

Hot plug support – allows swapping of hard drives without having to power down the system or reboot; promotes system design flexibility, data availability, and serviceability.

Backplane compatibility – uses the SATA industry standard connector which includes alignment ears and 3-stage electrical mating sequence, designed specifically for backplanes and hot pluggability.

SATA latching connector – provides a secure connection between the hard drive and the cable connector via a locking latch mechanism.

Ideal for:

- Servers
- Network attached storage
- Scientific computing
- Life sciences
- Video surveillance
- Enterprise backup
- Document/image management
- Audio/video media applications
- Other demanding write-intensive applications
- Note: For high performance desktop applications, consider WD Caviar SE16 drives.
Short summary description Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
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Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II, 3.5", 160 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial ATA II, 16 MB
Long summary description Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II 160GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :

Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II. Hard drive size: 3.5", Hard drive capacity: 160 GB, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
160 GB
Hard drive interface *
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
Drive device, buffer size
16 MB
Read seek
8.7 ms
Full stroke seek
21 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
0.6 ms
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
1000000 h
Power consumption (standby)
2.00 W
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 55 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 65 °C
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
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
4" (101.6 mm)
1.03" (26.1 mm)
5.79" (147 mm)
21.2 oz (600 g)
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
4 x 5.79 x 1.03" (101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm)
Data transfer rate
3 Gbit/s
USB powered
External power adapter
Acoustic pressure emissions
33 dB
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Western Digital RE 160GB SATA II and the average expert rating is 80 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.
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In this review, PCFlip will be taking a look at the WD Caviar RE ("Raid Edition") 250GB Hard Disk Drive. First let’s learn a little bit about the company.“Western Digital is a data storage pioneer and a leader in the hard drive industry. The company pr...
Good SATA II 3Gb/s, SATA Power or 4Pin power connector, RAID Edition...
Bad No NCQ, Lack single performance, A little more expensive...
Bottom line As stated before, the drive shows a nice increase (80-95%) in performance from single to RAID0. How much of a performance this is to a non-RAID edition drive I am not sure as I do not have any other drives I can use for testing. They are a little more...
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