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I bought this drive because of the brand name, and I have not been disappointed with it. The data transfer rates are great, definitely faster than my other WD800JB drives. The temperature never goes above 35C. It is easy to install, and unlike other drives over 137Gb, Windows XP did recognise and format it all properly. It took 3 hrs to format, and its working fine. The price is very reasonable too, overall it is a good bargain! Note that this is the OEM version, so there are no cables, or instruction manuals, but they are available on the western digital website.
Western Digital's Special Edition hard drives are designed to maximize desktop computer performance for activities requiring high-performance storage such as computer gaming, digital video editing, and file server applications. Offering the largest capacities, the Western Digital's Special Edition family is equipped with an 8 MB buffer - the largest buffer available today in a desktop EIDE hard drive, delivering data to users faster than any hard drive in its class.
The Special Edition hard drive provides a higher percentage of cache hits and significantly faster time to data than industry-standard 2 MB versions. Within the complex operations of hard drives, the buffer is used to hold the results of recent reads from the disk, and also to "pre-fetch" information that is likely to be requested in the near future. The use of an increased buffer improves the performance by reducing the number of physical accesses to the disk and allowing data to stream from the disk uninterrupted by mechanical operations.
|Product Description:||WD Blue WD2500JB - hard drive - 250 GB - ATA-100|
|Type:||Hard drive - internal|
|Form Factor:||3.5" x 1/3H|
|Data Transfer Rate:||100 MBps|
|Buffer Size:||8 MB|
|Spindle Speed:||7200 rpm|
|Features:||Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard , S.M.A.R.T.|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|