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Western Digital Caviar SE16


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About the Product

The Caviar SE16 (WD4000KD) is available in 250/400GB storage capacities and has a rpm of 7200. It connects through Serial ATA interface. It includes a 16MB buffer. Its average seek time is 8.9 ms, while its average write time is 10.9 ms. The nomimal average latency for this hard-drive is 4.2 ms.


Western Digital Caviar SE16 Reviews Rating: 90 out of 100 based on 3 ratings.

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ExtremeTech 9/10 Jun 21 '07
Hard-h2o  --- Sep 04 '07
Hot Hardware 9/10 Jul 24 '06
Hot Hardware  --- Aug 03 '07
Overclock Intelligence Agency  --- Jan 12 '08
PC Perspective  --- Aug 31 '07
PC Stats 85% Nov 08 '05
Tech ARP  --- May 25 '08
Tech Report  --- Jun 15 '07
Tech Report  --- Mar 25 '08
Tech Zone 9/10 Oct 26 '05
Techware Labs  --- Sep 29 '05
XYZ Computing  --- May 17 '06
XYZ Computing  --- Nov 23 '05
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 Roundups and Shootouts

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review Anandtech -- Jul 27 '06
Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review GamePC -- Feb 28 '06
Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review Tech Report -- Aug 09 '06
Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review The Tech Lounge -- Sep 26 '06
Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review X-bit labs -- Oct 31 '06

ExtremeTech on Jun 21 '07

"Western Digital finally moves to PMR with its Caviar SE16 line of drives. Offering good performance in a 7200RPM drive, the price is also right."

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Overclock Intelligence Agency on Nov 05 '14

"With drives as large as 1TB (thats a terabyte, you know 1024GB) available in mainstream technology, the once considered monstrous 500 giggers now seem like pocket change and are the budget users..."

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PC Perspective on Aug 31 '07

"The new Western Digital WD7500AAKS Caviar SE16 750GB hard drive is one of those rare times when I can clearly say recommending this product is right thing to do. The performance of the new..."

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PC Stats on Nov 14 '05

"...the Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB Serial ATA I hard drive is pricey, but offers an excellent cost/GB value. Consumers looking to maintain a speedy storage system without skimping on..."

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Tech ARP on May 26 '08

"Overall, the Western Digital 750 GB Caviar SE16 not only comes with a large storage capacity, it also delivers exceptionally fast performance. It's inevitable that most of us will compare it..."

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