WD Caviar SE16 drives combine 16 MB cache with 3 Gb/s transfer rate for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop and workstation applications. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise and cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.
Top performance for Windows Vista - WD Caviar SE16 SATA and EIDE drives are certified for Windows Vista and are top performers on the Windows Vista Experience Index.
16 MB Cache - Bigger cache means faster performance. A massive 16 MB cache combined with advanced acoustic and power-reducing technologies make these ultra-fast drives the perfect solution for the fully loaded PC.
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - The latest generation of WD Caviar SE16 drives employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.
IntelliSeek™ - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
SecurePark™ - Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non- operational shock tolerance.
StableTrac™ - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. (750 GB only)
Designed for use in the fastest PCs on the market, including high-performance business computers and multimedia or gaming systems. Perfect for Windows Vista.
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)
ShockGuard™ 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.
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one of the sata port on it broke after first use. wat happened was that i plugged it in with the sata cable, and realized i routed the cables wrong on the other end. unplugged it, and the sata port broke. NCIX won't accept it, saying that i caused the problem. it still works tho...
For the price I got what I expected, I purchased two of these and they are semi quiet with medium performance for under 60 dollars. While holding 640 gigs and using little power. There is noticeable lag when opening large folders or preforming scans/searches etc..., which is expected of most 7200RPM HDDs. I haven't experienced any problems and both drives are still running after 6 months of 12 hour per day use.
I own 2 of these WD6400AAKS, one being used in my NMT (networked Media Tank) and one being used for storage and games on my secondary computer. So far both are great, far from overheating, always around 30-40 degrees Celcius even without a fan nearby (far from being as hot as my older WD2000JS 200gb SATA drive which goes at around 50 degrees easily!)
WD's 2 platter design using their new 320GB/platters. HD Tach measured average transfer rate reflects the high-density platters with a rate of close to 91MB/s. Exceptional...better than a Raptor. (But of course the access times don't match a Raptor's.)
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