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Western Digital 160 GB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD1600AAJS

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  • WD Caviar Blue hard drives are available with either SATA or EIDE interface in a variety of cache sizes with a multitude of available features
  • Whisper Drive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration
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Speed 7200 7200 7200 rpm 7200 rpm
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H 3.5 inch 3.5 inch 3.5 inch
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Western Digital
  • Model: WD1600AAJS
  • Hard Disk Size: 160 GB
  • Warranty: 2 years warranty
  • Hardware Platform: PC
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000RT77I2
  • Item model number: WD1600AAJS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 2, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

WD Caviar Blue hard drives are available with either SATA or EIDE interface in a variety of cache sizes with a multitude of available features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability. With capacities ranging from 40 GB to 640 GB, these drives are the perfect solution for family and business computing.

From the Manufacturer

WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives – Value and reliability for everyday computing.

WD Caviar Blue SATA hard drives deliver solid performance and reliability making them a perfect solution for both family and business computing.

Why you should choose WD Caviar Blue:

A wide array of capacities, cache sizes, and interfaces means there's a WD Caviar Blue hard drive that's just right for you. And because it's from WD, you'll have the confidence in knowing you've selected a drive that's truly world-class.

The original.
These drives are built utilizing the proven technology of the original award-winning WD Caviar 3.5-inch hard drives for desktop computers.
Hard Drive by WD
Value.
Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer features and capacity at an affordable price.
Highest standards
Ample capacity.
Store up to 160 GB of photos, videos, music and files.
Ample capacity
Features at a glance

  • 160 GB of desktop storage
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • WD quality and reliability
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Ideal for:
  • Family and business computing
  • Adding storage in desktop PCs or external drives
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
Features:

SATA 3 Gb/s interface - The industry standard and most common interface.

Cool operation - WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it.

Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.

NoTouch

NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.

Desktop / Consumer RAID environments - WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications. (RAID-0 / RAID-1)*

*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.

Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.

The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.

WD Certified

WD-certified packaging - All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, non-descript, easy-open package.

Compatibility
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.

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Comparison Chart
WD Caviar Blue WD Caviar Green WD Caviar Black WD VelociRaptor
Value and reliability
for every day computing.
Cool, quiet, .
Maximum performance
for power computing.
The fastest SATA hard drive
on the planet.
 
Ideal for
Family and business computing.
Desktop PCs, external drives and NAS devices.
Photo and video editing, and
maxed out gaming systems.
Performance enthusiast
systems and workstations.
 
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
320 GB – 3 TB
500 GB – 2 TB
150 GB – 600 GB
 
Interface
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
 
Form Factor
3.5-inch
3.5-inch
3.5-inch
3.5-inch
 
Cache
8 MB – 32 MB
16 MB – 64 MB
32 MB – 64 MB
32 MB
 
Limited Warranty
2-year
2-year
5-year
5-year
 
Highest capacity
     
 
Highest performance
     
 
Photo Video editing
     

Customer Reviews

Excellent choice if you only need a little storage space.
craig Longenecker
Have use a lot of Western Digital drives over the years and found them to be the best.
Slickdome
I consider them an excellent value and very reliable drives.
Robert Wurzburg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By T. Thompson on February 28, 2008
The biggest killer of hard drives is heat. If there is no air flow around the drive, the drive risks certain failure. That said, I have 2 of these running 24/7 in a home-theater PC in a raid-0 array. They are fast and quiet. They have been running continuously for over a year, and no hiccups. 160GB is small by today's standards, but the beauty of this design is that the drive is spinning just one single platter. If you were to go to the 320 GB or larger drive, then you will have multiple platters spinning inside the enclosure, resulting in higher heat and noise.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Anderson on January 9, 2009
While I didn't purchase these drives from Amazon, I thought I would pass along my experience in the event it helps others make an informed decision. Our company recently performed a tech refresh on a little under 1000 computers. About half of the new computers have this Western Digital hard drive, the other half have a Seagate Barracuda 160 GB SATA drive. Within a month of the new computers being deployed, we are getting an average of 3 failed hard drives a week - all are the Western Digital 160 GB model # WD1600AAJS. The numbers seem too great to be the expected "infant mortality rate" for new hardware one might expect from +/- 500 new computers. All failures are being quickly replaced by the manufacturer since they are under warranty, but the amount of dead hard drives showing up on a regular basis has made me very wary of this model. BTW, no failed Seagate drives have been reported thus far.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ARK on January 4, 2014
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I purchased a pair of these HDDs to replace failing RAID disks used in a dedicated firewall server. The actual capacity needed was no more than 20GB so that I hoped I would save some tens of bucks by choosing these instead of unnecessarily large (300GB and up) consumer packaged HDDs.

Giving initial tests to my purchase, I was really surprised that S.M.A.R.T showed the HDDs were 2 to 3 years old although I thought I had ordered items listed "NEW." I double-checked my order and it said "NEW." I immediately contacted the seller to tell that I was not going to replace my 2-year-old existing HDDs with 3-year-old used ones. The seller agreed to refund in full.

Beware! I believe most, if not all, sub-500GB HDDs listed "NEW" in AMAZON these days are scam and they are actually used pulls from old systems.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By V-Tran on February 6, 2008
I had 3 die in the span of one calendar year. As a teacher, all I do is internet, word processing, Powerpoints and download a little music here & there. Yes, the hard drives were replaced by WD under warranty, but I spent $500 in PC repairs & data recovery in 2007. WD sends you a reconditioned hard drive and not a new one. I will never buy WD again and their QC department should be ashamed of themselves. I recommend Seagate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sticky Wallet on June 6, 2011
Verified Purchase
It worked from day 1 and more than 3 years later has not skipped a beat. Bought 2 of these for a server in a RAID setup and still going without any glitches without any shutdowns either
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David J. Crispin on December 28, 2009
I installed this hdd in a new build. On the second day of operation I started getting a s.m.a.r.t. warning that the drive was dying. I ran down to Wal-mart and picked up an external drive for backup just in case. Last night just as I finished a multiple page essay for a graduate class it failed completely. Now my system is down, I can't access my back-up material until I get a new drive for the box and I have to rewrite the paper for my class with a 5% grade reduction due to being late. Amazon is being great about sending a replacement hdd, but my opinion of WD is not as good as it was this time yesterday. At least I do have a backup!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KF on January 13, 2011
Verified Purchase
I took a chance, and I got this for my OS drive. It's not good when the drive only lasted 8 months. Total waste of money. It randomly freezes, requiring a reset with the pc power switch. I moved over to an SSD drive, which is what I should have done in the first place. Luckily this drive didn't lock up while imaging. If your data is important, I would buy something a little more expensive than this. You get what you pay for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leonard E. Sprinkle on June 27, 2013
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Spent 3 hours trying to install and came to realization it was defective. - Sent back to supplier and they replaced with a Seagate - No more WD hard drives for me.
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