WD Caviar SE16 SE16 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drive features 500 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, this reliable drive is fast, but it still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia and gaming systems.


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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: 500000


Summary

Product Title: WD Caviar SE16 SE16 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Manufacturer: WD

Lowest Price: $75.00 from ServerSupply.com

Power Score: 4.0 | 8 Reviews


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Product Reviews (8)

Losing faith in Western Digital

Strengths: High Capacity, Good price

Weakness: Reliability

I have 8 of these drives. One failed just 2 weeks after installing it, and was returned for an RMA. Two more just failed (at the same time!) - now about 8 months old. I am in the process of RMA'ing them now. I have pleanty of cooling and power. No problems withsoever with the Samsung drives in the same system. I used to swear by Western Digital, but with these failures, I can't recommend these...
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By jartz_1086894880 - Oct 28, 2008

Quiet but HOT

Strengths: Quiet, Quick, Large

Weakness: Too Hot

I use a couple of these drives in a fanless enclosure (4 drives total), and have had 3 failures. I have two Samsung drives in the same enclosure (even with these hot bricks), and they have never given me a problem. As someone else mentioned, thank goodness for the 3 year warranty, but when you are constantly replacing drives in an enclosure that requires you to remove about 2 dozen screws, it's...
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By geogecko - Sep 17, 2007

Time does tell...

Strengths: Size, obviously

Weakness: High failure rate, not so great speed in a RAID configuration.

I've had a high failure rate so far. I have 5 of these in an nVidia RAID5 using SATA II. I've had 2 drives fail within an 8-10 week period after first use. Thankfully, they come with a 3 year warranty, and my RAID 5 is holding up, but 2 out of 5 seems high to me. No, heat was not a factor. I have kept a thermometer between the drives for weeks. During heaviest use, temperature was 110F (43C), and...
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By PotomacMd-NetEng - Mar 8, 2007

As Advertised - Good Drive

Strengths: SATA, small, quiet, fast Works great for RAID

I decided to WD another chance after having some problems with their drives a few years back. After a few months, the drives seem to be holding up well. I use 2 of them for a small RAID JBOD.

By G; - Feb 2, 2007

great drive

Strengths: all out champ the drive is big,quick, and quiet

Weakness: there are none that i can see

I HAVE TWO,AND THEY ARE GREAT. THE DRIVE IS BIG,QUICK, AND QUIET. I CAN'T ASK FOR MORE. I HAVE THEM IN SMART DRIVE EXTERNAL ENCLOSURES WITH NO FAN THEY GET PRETTY WARM, BUT NOT HOT. THEY ARE USED A LOT, AND LEFT ON FREQUENTLY. SOMETIMES FOR DAYS AT A TIME, AND THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A PROBLEM. I WILL PURCHASE AT LEAST 2 OR 3 MORE SOON. CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THEM!

By ANFRAE - Jan 15, 2007

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