WD Caviar SE16 SE16 250 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SATA - 7200 rpm - 16 MB Buffer - MPN: WD2500KS
Product Details
Description
WD Caviar SE16 SATA II hard drive combines 300 MB/s transfer rate and 16 MB cache for industry leading performance. Yes, this reliable drive is lightning fast, but it is still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation.
Quick Glance
Interface Type SATA
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
normalized-Cache Size 16
normalized-Capacity 250000
Expert Reviews
Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA300 WD-AAKS Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 45 expert reviews for Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA300 WD-AAKS Series and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Performance Hard Drive with Price Under $5000
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 9, 2010

Performance is Excellent according to 4 Hard Drive experts. -- "A massive 16 MB cache combined with up to 300 MB/s transfer rate make these ultra-fast drives the perfect solution for the fully loaded PC with a fast processor."-tigerdirect.com -- "pure speed"-pcstats.com -- "Performance was strong with roughly a 80MB/s throughput which was very close to the 600GB RAID 0 array."-compreviews.about.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Technology, Noise, etc.

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User Reviews
Bad Reliability
2 Star Review   By member frequentonlineshopper - Sep 28, 2008   

Strengths: Fast, quiet.

Weakness: Reliability

I had two of them in RAID 1. One failed a little after two years and another failed 6 months later. The warranty service is simply and quick but I had to pay the shipping cost to send the defective drive back.

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5 Star Review   By Haulinas on Mwave.com - Feb 27, 2008   

Strengths: Fast-Quiet Operation- A+ Performance

Weakness: Zippo

Rock solid performing HD's for what i use my rig for. built this puppy back in the first quarter of 2006 and still going strong. i have them in Raid Zero and not a single corrupt file to date :)

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Great Price, Awesome Performance, Quiet, Solid Benchmark Numbers
5 Star Review   By member eigenVector - Apr 27, 2007   

Strengths: Price/GB; Great Manufacturer; Amazing performance

Weakness: Access times can't compete with the WD Raptors

The WD2500KS comes from a long line of amazing drives put out by Western Digital they refer to as the Caviar Series. So when it came time to increase the storage of my gaming pc it was clear what drive I would purchase. The only question came down to whether what size drive to get. The 250Gb clearly was the best bang for buck sitting at $68.50 from ZipZoomFly.com. I bought 2 and set them up in a Striped Raid-0. Here's the results of my HD Tune for this array:

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Great hard drive
5 Star Review   By Varevr on ClubIT - Mar 15, 2007   

Strengths: Alot of storage... Fast... Whisper Quiet

Weakness: None so far

I bought this Hard Drive to fill up what of my hard drive slots on my mac pro. I was looking at Drives from other manufacturers..but after reading many reviews , I gladly purchased this Western Digital Hard drive. It was exactly what I needed, a Fast, Quiet, Relaible Drive to match my Fast, Quiet, Reliable Mac

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WD Caviar SE16 250GB Hard Drive
5 Star Review   By member michaelof36 - Oct 30, 2006   

Strengths: Quiet, Fast, 16mb cache, Installation

I bought a Dell Dimension about a year back and my Maxtor 250gb hdd started randomly clicking out of the blue one day. I immediately bought this hdd (My Dell warranty expired a few months after it failed) just before if finally failed. The installation of this drive was extremely simple compared to other things that I have replaced in other computers. The supplied driver cd was simple to use and I encourage you to use the Advanced Installation only because there are a few settings that might need to be changed depending on you hardware configuration. One thing I did notice was once you press the power button you hear the hdd click once. And when you shut it down you hear it click again. (I was told this is normal, something to do with head alignment) Other than that this is the only noise you'll ever hear! This drive is really fast compared to my previous 8mb cache hdd. Another thing i recommend is once you install your OS, antivirus, antispyware, programs, games, etc. run a disk defragment program (not the one that came with your OS) like Diskeeper, it will increase you boot time and increase the loading time of programs, etc.

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Great!
5 Star Review   Mwave.com   

Strengths: Fast, quiet

I ordered two Maxtor drives on clearance, then realised they were only SATA1. mWave changed my order to two of these and shipped within the hour. Excellent customer support by mWave!

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RAID 0+1 Array
5 Star Review   By Uncle McCheever on Mwave.com - Sep 4, 2006   

Strengths: Extremely Quiet, Installed without a hitch. Well, Except for the F6 Floppy Disk Nonsense when installing the Driver. New SATA Connectors Lock securely. Nice !

Weakness: None so far. Redmond Needs to Integrate SATA Into Vista Which I am Sure they will Do (Fingers and EYES Crossed here. >;~)

I Recieved the OEM Drives at a special Price of about $79.00 so i bought 4 of them . Installation was real fast without having to Wrestle the Darned EIDE cables.The Serial ATA Cables Connect 1-2-3.

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Quiet as a church mouse, as reliable as a bible - the WD2500KS
5 Star Review   By member AlexanderAkulick - Aug 28, 2006   

Strengths: 250 Gb. storage with 16 Mb. buffers

Weakness: Takes a while to fully format 250 Gb. ?

What? Quiet, you bet! I bought two a while back for use in RAID 1 on an older computer. They performed so well, I decided why not again for my newest computer build, and I bought two more. The increased responsiveness of the older 2.2 MHz. Socket A computer running XP Pro 32 bit was immediately apparent, although the drives were only used in a mirrored storage array and not for the OS. No matter, I could spot the improvement over the older PATA drives I had been using for storage on the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 motherboard - with transfers between drives taking place at greatly enhanced speeds. A slight change on mine was all that was needed from the start - with a jumper for SSC (an electronic FCC change made necessary by some chipsets and allowed for on the WD2500KS - check the manufacturer of your SATA chipset for the need), and the drives were instantly ready for operation at 1.5 Gb. While they are 3.0 capable, this older SATA chipset only met the 1.5 capability. This too can also be set manually by jumper if the automatic sensing cannot set due to some older SATA chipsets. Molex connections are provided with another for SATA power, but you only use one and SATA only for "hot swap" capability. The new ASUS M2N32-SLI needed nothing set or changed with its brand new chipsets, and my second set of two new WD2500KS were "plug 'n play" with Windows loaded to one after partitioning a 20 Gb. Windows partition for XP Pro 64 bit to install on. 3.0 speed was available and the speed with a single core Athlon64 3800 was immediately noticeable over an earlier used 7200 rpm 80 Gb. PATA drive with 8 Mb. buffer. One more thing to pass on. The WD2500KS drives run fairly cool and their threshold is similar to other good name brand drives, but just like any others - be sure to keep them cooled below 40 degrees Centigrade for long life. What more should I say? Operation on both machines has been flawless and the price is fantastic for this entry level Enterprise class drive. All that was needed on both computers was a quick format of the drives using the Windows repair feature at boot (drive: /Q /FS:NTFS).

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no noise but hot
4 Star Review     

Strengths: i could hardly hear any noise, and even as silent as the sleeping baby. You could never imagine how silent is it. i bet you'll be surprise

Weakness: easy heated and needs long time to be cool. i guess the heat almost approximate to 90 celcius degree

If you want to have a harddisk with no noise at all, i recommand you to choose this one, it's perfectly nice on your desk without cover or casing. but becareful, don't try to touch if you don't want to be hurted

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RAID1 setup
4 Star Review   By tim murphy on Mwave.com - Aug 9, 2006   

Strengths: 16MB cache and easy datalifeguard software for setup

Weakness: none so far, HD failure happens to all brands.

Bought 3 of these for RAID1 plus one extra. One drive did fail on my RAID mirror but Western Digital had great warranty and sent one before I sent mine. This was the only one out of 5 WD's I had.

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Product Details
Description
WD Caviar SE16 SATA II hard drive combines 300 MB/s transfer rate and 16 MB cache for industry leading performance. Yes, this reliable drive is lightning fast, but it is still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation.
Quick Glance
Interface Type SATA
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
normalized-Cache Size 16
normalized-Capacity 250000
Summary
Product Title WD Caviar SE16 SE16 250 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Manufacturer WD
Lowest Price $38.00 from ServerSupply.com
Power Score 4.2 | 25 Reviews
Storage
Capacity: 250 GB
Interface
Interface Connection: Serial ATA - 7 pin
Performance
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache Size: 16 MB
Dimensions
Dimensions: 1.03" Height x 4" Width x 5.79" Depth - Approximate
Weight: 1.32 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Series: SE16
Product Line: Caviar SE16
SATA Pin: 7-pin
Height: 1.028 in
Access Time: 8.9 ms
Host Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
Brand Name: WD
Drive Interface: SATA
Average Latency: 4.20 ms
Drive Width: 3.5"
System Type: PC
Width: 4 in
Depth: 5.787 in
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 93.5 MBps (748 Mbps)
Frequency Band: Vibration:10-300 Hz, 0.004 g / Hz Random Operating5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude) Low Frequency Non-operating
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Expert Reviews
Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA300 WD-AAKS Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 45 expert reviews for Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA300 WD-AAKS Series and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Performance Hard Drive with Price Under $5000
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 9, 2010

Performance is Excellent according to 4 Hard Drive experts. -- "A massive 16 MB cache combined with up to 300 MB/s transfer rate make these ultra-fast drives the perfect solution for the fully loaded PC with a fast processor."-tigerdirect.com -- "pure speed"-pcstats.com -- "Performance was strong with roughly a 80MB/s throughput which was very close to the 600GB RAID 0 array."-compreviews.about.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Technology, Noise, etc.

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User Reviews
Bad Reliability
2 Star Review   By member frequentonlineshopper - Sep 28, 2008   

Strengths: Fast, quiet.

Weakness: Reliability

I had two of them in RAID 1. One failed a little after two years and another failed 6 months later. The warranty service is simply and quick but I had to pay the shipping cost to send the defective drive back.

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HD
5 Star Review   By Haulinas on Mwave.com - Feb 27, 2008   

Strengths: Fast-Quiet Operation- A+ Performance

Weakness: Zippo

Rock solid performing HD's for what i use my rig for. built this puppy back in the first quarter of 2006 and still going strong. i have them in Raid Zero and not a single corrupt file to date :)

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Great Price, Awesome Performance, Quiet, Solid Benchmark Numbers
5 Star Review   By member eigenVector - Apr 27, 2007   

Strengths: Price/GB; Great Manufacturer; Amazing performance

Weakness: Access times can't compete with the WD Raptors

The WD2500KS comes from a long line of amazing drives put out by Western Digital they refer to as the Caviar Series. So when it came time to increase the storage of my gaming pc it was clear what drive I would purchase. The only question came down to whether what size drive to get. The 250Gb clearly was the best bang for buck sitting at $68.50 from ZipZoomFly.com. I bought 2 and set them up in a Striped Raid-0. Here's the results of my HD Tune for this array:

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Great hard drive
5 Star Review   By Varevr on ClubIT - Mar 15, 2007   

Strengths: Alot of storage... Fast... Whisper Quiet

Weakness: None so far

I bought this Hard Drive to fill up what of my hard drive slots on my mac pro. I was looking at Drives from other manufacturers..but after reading many reviews , I gladly purchased this Western Digital Hard drive. It was exactly what I needed, a Fast, Quiet, Relaible Drive to match my Fast, Quiet, Reliable Mac

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WD Caviar SE16 250GB Hard Drive
5 Star Review   By member michaelof36 - Oct 30, 2006   

Strengths: Quiet, Fast, 16mb cache, Installation

I bought a Dell Dimension about a year back and my Maxtor 250gb hdd started randomly clicking out of the blue one day. I immediately bought this hdd (My Dell warranty expired a few months after it failed) just before if finally failed. The installation of this drive was extremely simple compared to other things that I have replaced in other computers. The supplied driver cd was simple to use and I encourage you to use the Advanced Installation only because there are a few settings that might need to be changed depending on you hardware configuration. One thing I did notice was once you press the power button you hear the hdd click once. And when you shut it down you hear it click again. (I was told this is normal, something to do with head alignment) Other than that this is the only noise you'll ever hear! This drive is really fast compared to my previous 8mb cache hdd. Another thing i recommend is once you install your OS, antivirus, antispyware, programs, games, etc. run a disk defragment program (not the one that came with your OS) like Diskeeper, it will increase you boot time and increase the loading time of programs, etc.

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Great!
5 Star Review   Mwave.com   

Strengths: Fast, quiet

I ordered two Maxtor drives on clearance, then realised they were only SATA1. mWave changed my order to two of these and shipped within the hour. Excellent customer support by mWave!

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RAID 0+1 Array
5 Star Review   By Uncle McCheever on Mwave.com - Sep 4, 2006   

Strengths: Extremely Quiet, Installed without a hitch. Well, Except for the F6 Floppy Disk Nonsense when installing the Driver. New SATA Connectors Lock securely. Nice !

Weakness: None so far. Redmond Needs to Integrate SATA Into Vista Which I am Sure they will Do (Fingers and EYES Crossed here. >;~)

I Recieved the OEM Drives at a special Price of about $79.00 so i bought 4 of them . Installation was real fast without having to Wrestle the Darned EIDE cables.The Serial ATA Cables Connect 1-2-3.

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Quiet as a church mouse, as reliable as a bible - the WD2500KS
5 Star Review   By member AlexanderAkulick - Aug 28, 2006   

Strengths: 250 Gb. storage with 16 Mb. buffers

Weakness: Takes a while to fully format 250 Gb. ?

What? Quiet, you bet! I bought two a while back for use in RAID 1 on an older computer. They performed so well, I decided why not again for my newest computer build, and I bought two more. The increased responsiveness of the older 2.2 MHz. Socket A computer running XP Pro 32 bit was immediately apparent, although the drives were only used in a mirrored storage array and not for the OS. No matter, I could spot the improvement over the older PATA drives I had been using for storage on the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 motherboard - with transfers between drives taking place at greatly enhanced speeds. A slight change on mine was all that was needed from the start - with a jumper for SSC (an electronic FCC change made necessary by some chipsets and allowed for on the WD2500KS - check the manufacturer of your SATA chipset for the need), and the drives were instantly ready for operation at 1.5 Gb. While they are 3.0 capable, this older SATA chipset only met the 1.5 capability. This too can also be set manually by jumper if the automatic sensing cannot set due to some older SATA chipsets. Molex connections are provided with another for SATA power, but you only use one and SATA only for "hot swap" capability. The new ASUS M2N32-SLI needed nothing set or changed with its brand new chipsets, and my second set of two new WD2500KS were "plug 'n play" with Windows loaded to one after partitioning a 20 Gb. Windows partition for XP Pro 64 bit to install on. 3.0 speed was available and the speed with a single core Athlon64 3800 was immediately noticeable over an earlier used 7200 rpm 80 Gb. PATA drive with 8 Mb. buffer. One more thing to pass on. The WD2500KS drives run fairly cool and their threshold is similar to other good name brand drives, but just like any others - be sure to keep them cooled below 40 degrees Centigrade for long life. What more should I say? Operation on both machines has been flawless and the price is fantastic for this entry level Enterprise class drive. All that was needed on both computers was a quick format of the drives using the Windows repair feature at boot (drive: /Q /FS:NTFS).

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no noise but hot
4 Star Review     

Strengths: i could hardly hear any noise, and even as silent as the sleeping baby. You could never imagine how silent is it. i bet you'll be surprise

Weakness: easy heated and needs long time to be cool. i guess the heat almost approximate to 90 celcius degree

If you want to have a harddisk with no noise at all, i recommand you to choose this one, it's perfectly nice on your desk without cover or casing. but becareful, don't try to touch if you don't want to be hurted

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RAID1 setup
4 Star Review   By tim murphy on Mwave.com - Aug 9, 2006   

Strengths: 16MB cache and easy datalifeguard software for setup

Weakness: none so far, HD failure happens to all brands.

Bought 3 of these for RAID1 plus one extra. One drive did fail on my RAID mirror but Western Digital had great warranty and sent one before I sent mine. This was the only one out of 5 WD's I had.

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Fast drive with top specs
5 Star Review   By member bengance - May 23, 2006   

Strengths: Fast, 16mb buffer, SATA 3.0Gb/s (i.e., SATA II), quiet.

Weakness: None.

A top quality drive. A bit more expensive than others but with every right to be. Users wishing to keep up with the modern/new specifications should look to this drive as a model. Practical size for mainstream and enthusiast users.

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Very fast drive but a bit noisy
3 Star Review   By member carquin - Apr 26, 2006   

Strengths: Very fast and quite reliable.

Weakness: Noisier than expected.

I read some very good reviews on this hard drive, and was very excited to purchase it for my high-end system. It turned out to be as reliable and fast as everyone said it would be, but I was disappointed that it made quite loud noises when the PC was booting (sometimes). I returned it for another one just like it to see if the problem would dissapear, but the replacement drive is still quite loud one in a while. Maybe I have really bad luck and received two defective items in a row... I guess I can try it again!

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Hard driving hard drive!!!
5 Star Review   By member ludachris - Mar 29, 2006   

Strengths: Very fast, easy installation, SATA II

This hard drive is the best hard drive for the price! So since my motherboard supports SATA II, and with the awesome reputation of Western Digital, i figured i couldnt go wrong. It fit effortlessly into my ATX case. Another plus is the 16MB cache.

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Excellent Drive, Nothing to Complain About
5 Star Review   By member compotatoj - Mar 17, 2006   

Strengths: Very quiet, fast, and reliable. It also has 16MB of cache, which is good.

Weakness: None!

I have had this drive for over 3 months and have not had any problems with it. I would definitely reccomend this drive. If the price is within range of other drives with similar specifications, I would choose this one over the other ones.

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decent size decent price
4 Star Review   By member kc6385 - Feb 15, 2006   

Strengths: quiet and as fast as expected.

Weakness: didn't include the jumper that has been in included in the other oem bare drives that i've purchased

This is a pretty decent hard drive for the price. It is comparable to the other 250GB drives out there. As far as reliability goes, i own and or have installed other wd, seagate, maxtor, and hitachi drives. I like seagates reliability the best, hitachi or wd raptors for performance, and wd for a good mix of quality and performance. maxtors.... seen way to many of them die within a year to like them atleast the newer ones, i have a 6 year old 20GB drive still running 24/7. Don't know if i'm supposed to review the seller too, but chiefvalue.com had excelent service.

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Great Drive
5 Star Review   By member Jump1979man - Jan 31, 2006   

Strengths: Capacity, Speed, Price

I think this is one of the better drives out right now. At the capacity and speed it has there is not a better value out there right now. Buy it!

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WD 250GB HD
4 Star Review   By member CloveMan3 - Jan 30, 2006   

Strengths: SATA II... nuff said

Weakness: None so far.

Easy install, but be forewarned that if you need cables or a utilities disk, get the retail version. Had this up and running almost immediately. Windows XP recognizes it after install. Using it for storage primarily. I've been a loyal Western Digital buyer for the last 5 years and my new system features this drive complemented by two 74GB Raptors.

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Quiet Drive
5 Star Review   By member bluejeff - Dec 18, 2005   

Strengths: 1. Quiet 2. 16mb cache helps if you do a lot of memory accessing applications. Such as BT. 3. WD warranty is reputable as everyone knows. 4.SATA II for future upgrade possibilities.

Weakness: More expensive than others, but you get what you paid for, so this is not really a weakness.

I have been using western digital hard drives for a long time. All of my past experience told me that WD is a reputatble company that makes good HD and they stands behind their products. Many friends of mine use WD hard drive and so far we have no problem. Same with this hard drive. This hard drive runs great as my data storage drive. Larger size cache makes the system runs less memory accesses for applications. More cache size makes the system runs faster since there is less need to go into the main memory for data, thus, improves the performance and prolongs the drive life (in theory). The SATA II interface is a great thing to have (if your motherboard supports it or if you have adapters for it). The throughput is improved quite a lot with SATAII. This is a great to have for future motherboard upgrades and sooner or later, all newer HDs will have SATAII as well.

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great product
5 Star Review   By member jing9898 - Oct 16, 2005   

Strengths: it is fast.

it is a really nice drive for its price. I hightly recommand it if you are looking for a simple upgrade. So far, the drive is working the way it should be.

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB Review
5 Star Review   By member knightpatrick - Sep 26, 2005   

Strengths: Very Fast Transfer Speeds, Large 16MB Cache, Quiet

I purchased this drive around a month ago. It has worked wonderfully. It is much faster than my previous 8MB 7200RMP 160GB PATA Drive. I have experienced absolutely no problems with it thus far. Paired with an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice Core) CPU, and 1GB of RAM, my system boots in 12 to 15 seconds, and loads applications (Office 2003) within seconds. I am very happy with my purchase, and again, the difference between my old PATA 8MB cache and this drive is huge. I would greatly recommend this drive.

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Great Hard Drive
5 Star Review   By member osudds - Sep 12, 2005   

Strengths: Fast, Quiet

I bought two of these and have them set up in a redundent raid array for my data. I also have 2 74 GB WD raptors in a striping array. These drives run very quiet. I cannot detect any audible noise from my case while in use. They are fast too. The NVidia benchmark program that came with my mobo benchmarked them at 353 compared to the NVidia 100 baseline. I've had many WD drives and have yet to have a problem with any of them.

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Very good HD
5 Star Review   By member valcir - Aug 23, 2005   

Strengths: Fast, huge capacity, good price

Very good HD for the price. I'm very impressed with the speed. It almost reach my WD Raptor. This unit don't have NCQ or TCQ but it's designed to work best without them. The installation on Win XP is very easy and smooth. This drive runs very cool too, no heat problems. Great choice.

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WD2500KS
5 Star Review     

Strengths: -very fast when using 300mbps controller!!! -Can't hear it working what so ever. (could be because of my fans) -Keeps cool compared with my maxtor diamondmax 10 wich in my experience isn't as fast.

Weakness: -poor oem box of WD -......?

I had some troubles installing the pci-controller on my mobo while it doesn't support sata. After fixing this I am very much impressed with the speed of this hdd. I installed windows again and set all my preferences. When I installed the first game (BF2) I came to the conclusion that my thought of also buying some more ram (1GB installed) is in fact overkill. I play everything on highest settings (6800gt and AMD64 3200) which I couldn't do with my maxtor diamondmax10 (which died after 1 week but could be an accident. To make sure I returned it and chose the "more reliable" WD)

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