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Western Digital Caviar SE16


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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  --- Aug 03 '07
Hot Hardware 9/10 Jul 24 '06
PC Perspective  --- Aug 31 '07
PC Stats 85% Nov 08 '05
Tech ARP  --- May 25 '08
Tech Report  --- Mar 25 '08
Tech Report  --- Jun 15 '07
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 TechSpot -- Apr 19 '06
Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review The Tech Lounge -- Sep 26 '06
Western Digital Caviar SE16 Review X-bit labs -- Oct 31 '06

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"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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"Western Digital definitely has a relative speed demon on its hands with the WD5000KS. While it can't keep up with the company's Raptor, it can definitely win most battles against competing..."

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Hot Hardware on

"The WD7500AAKS is now the largest Caviar SE16 drive offered by Western Digital, and it is the first drive offered by the company to feature perpendicular magnetic recording. With great features and..."

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"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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"...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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