Western Digital Corp. WD1600JBRTL hard drive specifications

160GB Caviar Special Edition WD1600JB Internal EIDE Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive with 8MB Cache - Retail Kit

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.

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Manufacturer
Western Digital Corp.

HDD Part Number
WD1600JBRTL


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General

Device Type
Hard drive - Internal hard drive

Width
4 in

Depth
5.8 in

Height
1 in

Weight
1.3 lbs

Localization
English / North America

Hard Drive

Form Factor

Capacity
160 GB

Interface Type
ATA-100

Buffer Size
8 MB

Features
Data Lifeguard

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate
100 MBps

Average Latency
4.2 ms

Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x ATA-100 - 40 pin IDC

Compatible Bays
1 x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H

Compatible Slots
x None

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x IDE cable

Mounting Kit
Included

Package Type
Retail

Power

Power Device
None

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
3 years warranty

Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 3 years


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