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Western Digital Caviar SE SE WD2500JB 250 GB Internal Hard Drive - IDE Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) - 7200 rpm - 8 MB Buffer - 3.5inch . Cool-running, quiet operation, superior performance and industry-leading reliability make this WD Caviar SE drive the perfect hard drive for desktop and enterprise storage. Cool Running: Cool drive operating temperatures help increase long-term drive reliability. WD achieves the lowest operating temperature of any hard drive in its class, including slower drives spinning at 5,400 RPM, by lowering power consumption through advanced electronics and firmware. Ultra Quiet: WD minimizes noise to levels virtually below the threshold of human hearing with its WhisperDrive technology, which features a highly efficient power driver design. And to cut seek noise, Soft Seek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms.
Western Digital Caviar® Special Edition WD2500JB 250 GB ATA-100 Hard Drive
$25.00 - $188.00
pros: The brand to buy if you like replacing your operating system, programs and data periodically.
cons: Too expensive to replace annually.
Good for a Year (almost)
Hard drive failed prior to the expiration of the one year warranty. Because we were traveling I did... See Full Review
pros: Still fast for an old generation drive
cons: Showing it's age - slightly slower than the new drives, louder, runs hot!
Intro After testing 3 enormous hard drives that are very modern, how does a year old Western Digital... See Full Review
pros: Speed, Reliability, Price, silly amount of storage
cons: Possibly a bit loud for Near Silent/HTPC People.
I can fit *HOW* many MP3's on it???
This is a great drive. Possibly a little noisy if you are running an Ultra Quiet PC, but for most, S... See Full Review
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM|
|HDD Form Factor||3.5' x 1/3H (Low Profile)|
|Sound Emission||36 dB|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||737 Mbit/s|
|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|
|Release Date||February, 2003|