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Western Digital's Special Edition hard drives are designed to maximize desktop computer performance for activities requiring high-performance storage such as computer gaming, digital video editing, and file server applications. Offering the largest capacities, the Western Digital's Special Edition family is equipped with an 8 MB buffer - the largest buffer available today in a desktop EIDE hard drive, delivering data to users faster than any hard drive in its class.
Western Digital Caviar® Special Edition WD1600JB 160 GB ATA-100 Hard Drive
$30.00 - $99.00
pros: None, my time & money were wasted, now I have to install everything again.
cons: Worst drive in it's class, pure garbage.
DEAD in 7 WEEKS
I have bought, installed and used hundreds of WD drives in the past, never had a problem. It seems t... See Full Review
pros: Shiny and black
cons: Cord is too short, drive life is too short.
Worked fine for months, then died suddenly
Just like the other reviews, it worked great until it died suddenly. None of 15 recovery programs I... See Full Review
pros: It is a large fast drive that worked very well in an Apple eMac
cons: It catastrophically failed, with total data loss, after two months of use.
Big, fast and dead within two months
The drive was installed in an Apple eMac. Installation was typical, there were no problems formattin... See Full Review
pros: Decent speed, large capacuty, 8MB buffer
cons: Drive died in undera year. Dead drives are pretty slow...
Western Digital Caviar 160GB Hard Drive: It was too good to last
Background information Some time ago I wrote a review on a Western Digital 250GB hard drive that I h... See Full Review
pros: Great price for the size, and good documentation/drivers/software on the WDC web site.
cons: 1 year warranty.
The finest, it's Caviar
I have used Western Digital drives for years, specifically, the "Special Edition" drives with the 8M... See Full Review
pros: Big drive, fast access time. 3 year warranty - you're gonna need it.
cons: It failed. Bad customer service.
Avoid this product! Don't pay higher costs for crappy drive.
Okay...first off, when I bought this hard drive, no problems. After my 40 gig got a little too small... See Full Review
pros: PRICE, performance, quiet, did I mention PRICE!!!
cons: Only a 1 year warranty.
Excellent drive. Price can't be beat.
There are other reviews of this drive available as well so I'll keep this one fairly short and simpl... See Full Review
pros: Easy installation, smooth, quiet operation
cons: NOne that I know of
Pretty good, Great Improvement
Have been thinking of upgrading my 6 GB hard drive for a while. I have a P3-500 running Win 98. Some... See Full Review
pros: Western Digital reputation for reliability, extra cache, fast speed and quiet operation.
cons: Useless tools, picky jumper settings, short warranty.
The Wide Open Spaces Of A Large Hard Drive
Introduction The Western Digital 160 gigabyte hard drive represents one of the best values in an IDE... See Full Review
pros: Fast, plenty of space, WD has good reputation, acceptable noise level
cons: Drive gets HOT, Not useable for all mother boards and OS systems
Blazing fast and gorgeously big, but not a drive for everybody
This review covers the Western Digital Caviar WD1600JB Special Edition 160 GB Hard Drive. So you edi... See Full Review
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM|
|HDD Form Factor||3.5' x 1/3H (Low Profile)|
|Sound Emission||37 dB|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||736 Mbit/s|
|Special Features||S.M.A.R.T Technology|
|External Data Transfer Rate||100 MBps|
|Seek Time||8.9 ms|
|Buffer Size||8 MB|
|Interface (Detailed)||DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)|
|Average Latency||4.17 ms|