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Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD3200AAKS
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- Capacity - 320G
- SATA II
- 16M CACHE
- 7200 RPM
- 3.5 Inch
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- Brand Name: Western Digital
- Model Number: WD3200AAKS
- Hard Disk Size: 320 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 years warranty
- Hardware Platform: PC
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|Cache Memory Installed||16||64||8||8 MB|
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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.
These drives are built utilizing the proven technology of the original award-winning WD Caviar 3.5-inch hard drives for desktop computers.
Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer features and capacity at an affordable price.
Store up to 320 GB of photos, videos, music and files.
- Family and business computing
- Adding storage in desktop PCs or external drives
- Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
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 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 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.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
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Top Customer Reviews
It has been months.
Not a hiccup.
It is very fast. Noticeably faster than the stock 160.
And it is very quiet.
It has increased my system speed and gives lots of room for expansion.
I am impressed.
Update January 2009. This drive is still going strong and works great every day.
Update January 2010. This fine piece of equipment has yet to have a problem.
If you want to replace a failed drive and don't want the clutter that usually comes with a drive, this is for you.
If you want to add an additional drive to an existing system, you'll need to get the cabling and mounting hardware elsewhere.
My only complaint: the drive is warranted for 3 years not 5.
Amazon had the lowest price I found, and shipped the drive quickly. Turn around time from placing the order to delivery at my door step was four days. Stable, reliable and excellent price to performance ratio, this drive is a great choice for everyday computing needs.
Newegg (as of 8 months ago from this posting) still has problems with DOA units. I think Newegg may stack these and stress surface mount components, etc. No such problems with the amazon.com drives so we buy 100% of our drives from Amazon.
- Bulletproof (the AAKS) We have 20+ (now 30+) of these in Dell T3400 Precision workstations and put 3 in each machine.
NOTE: We have not had even ONE problem in 2+ years of NORMAL use - see 01/05/2010 update - (oldest 12/30 drive units are 2+ years old, others are 1+ years).
- None that I know of so far.
Did a lot of research on the platters they use on these drives and the technology. The AAKS seems to be the sweet spot in the line. AACS and AAJS were a bit different but not much. The WD5000CSRTL model seemed to have the most problems.
The environment these drives run are lab servers that are "ON" 24/7 so we don't get the same ON/OFF cycles that a home system would have.
Checking the hard drive
Run the "WD diagnostics" that come with the disk or you can download the utility from the Western Digital site to find bad sectors just in case you get a bad one (we never have).
This utility will run on *ANY* disk (not just WD). It may take a few hours for a "full scan" but it's time well spent.
01/05/2010 Update: Finally lost one of these 500GB drives due to a move to a new building. The drive was near 2+ years old. The head didn't crash and the drive spun up but Windows XP wouldn't recognize it so it needs some specialized software kung-fu to re-mount the drive.Read more ›
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