Western Digital Caviar SE - 160GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA-100 8MB Cache 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive - WD1600JB


Warranty90 Day Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerWestern Digital Corporation
SeriesWD Caviar SE Desktop Hard Drive
UPC Code718037107806

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity160 GB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer8 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatNo
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfacePATA (EIDE Ultra ATA-6)
Interface SpeedUltra ATA 100MB/s
Data Transfer Rateup to 100MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorPATA (40-Pin Signal and 4-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Workload Rating50,000 (Start/Stop Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 30Gs write (2ms) / 65Gs read (2ms) - Non Operating: 200Gs (2ms)
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.787 in. x 4.0 in. x 1.028 in.
ClassificationMainstream Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 320GB
  • Cool and Quiet Operation
  • Low Power Consumption
  • PATA ATA-100MB/s Interface
  • 8MB or 16MB Cache Buffer
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
  • Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL) Technology
  • ShockGuard Technology
  • StableTrac Technology
  • IntelliSeek Technology
  • Native Command Queuing Technology
  • WhisperDrive Technology
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

WD Caviar Desktop Hard Drives

WD Caviar hard drives are available with either SATA or PATA interface in a variety of cache sizes with a multitude of available features to deliver rock solid performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation perfect for family and business computing.

  • 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.
  • Solid Performance - With SATA and PATA interfaces, and cache sizes up to 32 MB, this series of drives offer a full range of performance features.
  • Value - Built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, these drives offer features and capacity at an affordable price.
  • Capacity - We offer WD Caviar drives with capacities from 20GB to 750GB because you can never have too much storage space.
  • Ultra Cool and Quiet - Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. 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.
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • ShockGuard - Instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.


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