Western Digital Corp. WD1600YD hard drive specifications

WD RE WD1600YD - hard drive - 160 GB - SATA-150

Life in a desktop computer doesn't compare to the extreme environment in an always-on, high duty cycle RAID system. What's needed is a drive engineered to thrive in a high-intensity RAID system while still offering traditional low cost-per-capacity desktop value. That drive is the WD RE. Designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards, WD RE drives provide enhanced reliability in a 24x7, continuous duty cycle environment.

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Device Type
Hard drive - Internal hard drive

4 in

5.8 in

1 in

1.3 lbs

Hard Drive

Form Factor

160 GB

Interface Type
Serial ATA-150

Buffer Size
16 MB

FlexPower, Data Lifeguard, Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor


Drive Transfer Rate
150 MBps

Internal Data Rate
93.5 MBps

Seek Time
8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)

Track-to-Track Seek Time
2 ms

Average Latency
4.2 ms

Spindle Speed
7200 rpm


Mean time before failure
1,000,000 hour(s)

Storage Hard Drive / Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^14

Expansion / Connectivity

1 x Serial ATA-150 - 7 pin Serial ATA

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

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
5 years warranty

Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 5 years - Bring-in

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
41 �F

Max Operating Temperature
131 �F

Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95%

Vibration Tolerance
0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)

Sound Emission
26 dBA