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Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive OEM 3 Year MFR Warranty

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16141
   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: WD2500KS
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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

WD Caviar SE16 SATA II hard drive combines 300 MB/s transfer rate and 16 MB cache for industry leading performance. Yes, this reliable drive is lightning fast, but it is still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 16 MB
Storage Capacity 250 GB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.32 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
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Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Average Latency: 4.20 ms
     Buffer: 16 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
     Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 93.5 MBps (748 Mbps)
     Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD2500KS
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.com
     Product Line: Caviar SE16
     Product Name: Caviar SE16 SATA II Hard Drive
     Product Series: SE16
     Product Type: Hard Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:

Vibration:

  • 10-300 Hz, 0.004 g² / Hz Random Operating
  • 5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude) Low Frequency Non-operating

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.8" (147 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (26.1 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 598.7 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 12 V DC
Technical Information  
     Storage Capacity: 250 GB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (Western Digital WD WD2500KS)

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Arkainos
02/02/10
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
Space
fast
does what its suppose too
Cons
maybe a little loud for some people, but I didn't notice it.
Summary
I've had this for over 2 years now and it has never given me problems. High perfromance and remains healthy to this day. Bought it over two years ago for my first pc build and worked flawlessly since then, no problems. You may run out of space though over time after it becomes clogged with stuff. You can always reformat : ). Review too short... Review too short... Review too short... Review too short... Review too short... Review too short...Review too short...Review too short...

Alistair_K
06/13/08
Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Quick and Reliable
Cons
none
Summary
This is a fantastic Hard drive. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a quick drive at a low price. Very quiet and runs well.

Tony_Y
05/26/08
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
- fast
- quiet
Cons
- none
Summary
This is one great drive. It runs very quiet but is much
cooler than the Seagate drives which is great as I have
the drive in a NAS box right now and the cooler the
drive, the better

Jean-Francois_G
04/08/08
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Really cheap and fast in RAID
Cons
Loud while accessing data
Summary
Pretty nice hard drive to put in RAID for mid user. High end people will like a quiter hard drive than this one.

superspud9
03/30/08
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
works well
quiet
Cons
price
its silver!
Summary
this drive works great and i cant hear it at all. i kind of wish i got a 500gb drive instead with pricing drops, but this drive is good enough for my purposes. it is just being used as a network storage drive so its not being stressed very much.

Daniel_D
02/25/08
Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Supports legacy power connector
Cons
Noisy, slow data transfer
Summary
I bought this for my system disk in a new build, because the SE16 drives were reviewed as very quiet and fast, and fewer platters are supposedly quieter. It turned out to be by far the noisiest item in my system, even with AAM at max using the Hitachi tools, and slow as well. I also bought a Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 for data, a relatively unknown new drive. I bought another Hitachi last week to replace the WD, and am using the WD SE16 for a paperweight. I have Nexus case fans on low and can't hear the Hitachi drive at all, even when thrashing it on backups and tests. My advice: spend $20 more for the Hitachi, its faster and whisper quiet.

Zhifeng_Z
02/23/08
Experience: 4 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Fast
Molex Compatible
Cons
Noisy
No NCQ
Summary
A nice and cheap product to buy if your're looking for a new SATA hard drive with dual power adapters. However, drive access noises can get loud sometimes.

Rapid
02/18/08
Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Good warranty
Nice performance
Cons
A little noisy
Summary
For the price, this is an outstanding hard drive. The performance is excellent and the hard drive does exactly what it's supposed to. The drive is a bit noisier than I expected, but certainly quieter than other drives I've had (Samsung, seagate, maxtor, etc.). Overall a very good and reliable drive.

Killy
02/18/08
Experience: 18 Months
Pros
Quiet, fast performance
Cons
None
Summary
For my purposes (media storage and games) this drive performs perfect. The seek is quiet, and as I don't mind waiting a bit for things to load (not that it takes long anyways) - it gets the job done. It doesn't get hot, and is not noticeable above system noise - however, many successive random seeks tend to be noticeable.

gzv
02/16/08
Experience: 7 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
quiet, fast
Cons
Does not support Intel Native Command Queuing.
Summary
I bought this was for setup RAID 1 with the existing hard drive in my Dell 531. In the Intel Matrix Storage Manager, it shows Native Command Queuing support is No, while my existing hard drive is Yes. It is not a setting that can be turned on or off.

It does not seem to have any noticeable performance problem.

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Messages about Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive OEM 3 Year MFR Warranty

Risk of failure? (UberRevyX (m0pelley99)- Oct 11, 09, 4 Replies) Read this message
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URL: http://www.nforcershq.com/article4686.html
Comment: While the WD2500KS is not a rockstar hard drive like the 74 GB Raptor, it is a great choice for use as a main drive, for storage, or just about any other application.
Posted by: aN4rK1 @01/20/08
URL: http://www.hardware.fr/articles/624-1/comparatif-6-hdd-sata-3-gbits-s-
Comment: An excellent french review comparing 6 250GB sata drives, including this one.
Posted by: Fred99 @04/20/07
URL: http://www.computingondemand.com/reviews/hdd-WD-Caviar-SE16-WD2500KS/p
Comment: Those of us who are always looking for the bigger, better and faster storage solutions have the end in sight. Lately, more and more SATA enhanced 3.0Gb/s drives are hitting the market. Western Digital one company offering solutions to those of us who aren't satisfied with second rate speeds, those o
Posted by: Bruce L @03/15/07
URL: http://www.storagereview.com/articles//200507/20050705WD2500KS_1.html
Comment: It's difficult to ascertain how much of this improvement comes from WD's long-overdue migration to a native SATA interface and how much comes from the WD2500KS's larger 16 MB buffer. If we had to hazard a guess, our money would be on the larger buffer, at least for the single-user gains. Another
Posted by: Tanksalot @03/20/06
URL: http://www.xyzcomputing.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=478&
Comment: f you are looking for a new hard drive which does a good job of balancing price and performance, Western Digital's Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250 GB is a smart choice.
Posted by: [buck] @02/11/06
URL: http://www.pcstats.com/NewsView.cfm?NewsID=45660
Comment: Seems to be a winner
Posted by: Delirious Anvil @01/28/06
URL: http://www.hardware-review.net/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article
Comment: the SE16's benchmarks went through the roof thanks to the 16MB cache, SATA's data transfer rate, and cool and quiet 7,200 RPMs of goodness.
Posted by: Elmo @01/02/06
URL: http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/wd-caviarse16/index.x?pg=1
Comment: What does the Caviar SE16 have to justify its $25-40 higher price tag? Not much, at least as far as performance is concerned. The drive's most stunning performance is probably in IOMeter, where with the exception of the web server tests, it does rather well. Otherwise, though, the Caviar SE16's pe
Posted by: Mr.Cleaver @12/29/05
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Warranty length may vary per specific model.  Western Digital Raptor and Caviar RE series enterprise drives are covered by a 5 year warranty. Caviar and Caviar Blue & Green desktop drives are covered by a 2 year warranty for OEM drives, and a 1 year warranty for Retail.

       

Warranty coverage for drives is covered by NCIX for the first thirty (30) days with the remainder of the warranty covered by Western Digital.

       

Western Digital warranty policy by model:

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp

       
       
       
       
       

Product

Product Designator

Component Drive1

Retail Kit

Enterprise Drives:

 

 

 

WD Raptor, WD RE, WD RE2, WD RE2-GP, WD RE3, WD RE4, WD RE4-GP, WD VelociRaptor, WD RE SAS

GD, SD, SB, YD, YR, YS, ADFD, ADFS, ABPS, AYPS, AYYS, ABYS, FYYS, FBYX, ABYX, FYPS, GLFS, BLFS, HLFS, HLHX, BLHX, FYYG

5-year

5-year

WD S25 SAS Hard Drive

BKFG, BKHG, BKFF

5-year

N/A

Desktop Drives:

 

 

 

WD Caviar Black

AAEX, AALS, FAEX, FAES, FALS, FASS

5-year

5-year

WD Caviar Blue (WD Caviar, WD Caviar SE, WD Caviar SE16)

BB, LB, JB, PB, JD, JS, KS, KD, KS, ABKS, AABS, AAJS, AAKS, AABB, AAJB, AAKB, AAKX, AALX, EALX

3-year

3-year

WD Caviar Blue

WDBAAV, WDBAAW, WDBAAX

3-year

2-year

WD Raptor X

AHFD

5-year

5-year

WD Caviar Green (WD Caviar GP)

EACS, EADS, AACS, AADS, EARS

3-year

3-year

WD Caviar Green

WDBAAY

3-year

2-year

Mobile Drives:

 

 

 

WD Scorpio Black

BPKT, BEKT, BJKT

5-year

5-year

WD Scorpio Blue

VE, UE, BEAS, BEVS, BEVE, BEVT, KEVT, TEVT, BPVT

2-year

3-year

WD Scorpio Blue

WDBABA, WDBABB, WDBABC

2-year

2-year

CE Drives:

 

 

 

WD AV, WD AV-GP, WD AV-25 AV

AVBS, AVJS, AVBB, AVJB, EVCS, EURS, AVCS, AVVS, BUDT, EVVS

3-year

3-year

External Drives:

 

 

 

WD ShareSpace™

WDA4NC

N/A

3-year

My Book Studio, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

WDH1Q, WDML, WDMT, WDMS

N/A

5-year

My Book Mirror, My Book Pro, My Book Pro II, My Book World, My Book World II, My Book Studio II, My Book Home, My Book Office, My Book Elite, My Book Studio, My Book Studio LX, My Book Live

WDH2U, WDG1T, WDG2TP, WDG1NC, WDH1NC, WDG2NC, WDH2NC, WDH2Q, WDH1CS, WDH1B, WDBAAH, WDBAAJ, WDBC3G, WDBACH, WDBACGxxxxHCH

N/A

3-year

WD Elements SE, WD Elements, WD Elements Portable, My Book Essential, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Premium, My Book Premium ES, My Book Premium II, Dual-Option Media Center, Dual-Option Combo, Dual-Option USB, NetCenter, Lighted Combo, Extreme Lighted Combo, USB, Combo, FireWire

WDBABV, WDE1U, WDE1MS, WDBAAR, WDG1U, WDH1U, WDG1C, WDG1SU, WDG2T, WDXUL, WDXF, WDXUB, WDXB, WDXE, WDXC

N/A

1-year

My Book Essential, My Book for Mac, My Book 3.0

WDBAAF, WDBACW, WDBAAG, WDBAAK, WDBABP

N/A

2-year

WD Passport Pocket Drive

WDXMM

N/A

1-year

WD Passport (all colors)

WDXML, WDXMS, WDXMC, WDXMSA, WDXSMB, WDXSMC, WDXMSE

N/A

3-year

My Passport Essential, My Passport for Mac, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

WDME, WDMEA, WDBAAC, WDBAAE

N/A

3-year

My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, My Passport for Mac, My Passport AV, My Passport SE for Mac, My Passport Studio

WDBAAA, WDBACY, WDBABM, WDBAAB, WDBBXV, WDBL1D, WDBABS, WDBABW, WDBK8A, WDBALG

N/A

2-year

Home Entertainment:

 

 

 

My DVR Expander eSATA Edition, My DVR Expander USB Edition, WD TV, WD TV Live, WD TV Live Plusk, WD TV Live Hub

WDG1S, WDH1S, WDAV, WDBAAN, WDBABX, WDBABZ, WDBACA

N/A

1-year

My Book AV DVR Expander

WDBABT

N/A

2-year

Solid State Storage

 

 

 

WD SiliconEdge Blue Solid State Drives

2100

N/A

3-year

WD SiliconDrive N1x Solid State Drives

2500

N/A

5-year

 

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