WD is leading the way with a full lineup of SATA 6 Gb/s drives.
Over the years the industry has increased bus bandwidth from PATA through SATA 1.5 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s to keep up with the demand for higher transfer rates. The next evolution of bus bandwidth has now been achieved with the introduction of SATA 6 Gb/s, (SATA 3.0). We’ve added a SATA 6 Gb/s interface to our award-winning WD Caviar Blue and WD Caviar Black desktop hard drives in capacities from 250 GB to 2 TB. This transition to a SATA 6 Gb/s interface aligns with the introduction of SATA 6 Gb/s-supporting chip sets and motherboards coming to the market.
|Seek Mode 0||33 dBA (average)|
|Idle Mode||28 dBA (average)|
|Drive Buffer Size (MB)||16|
|Rotational Speed (RPM)||7200|
|Load/unload Cycles||300,000 minimum|
|Hard Disk Capacity (GB)||500|
|Hard Disk Interface||SATA III|
|Operating Shock (Read)||30G, 2 ms|
|Non-operating Shock||300G, 2 ms|
|Operating||-0° C to 60° C|
|Non-operating||-40° C to 70° C|
|Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)||126 MB/s (Max)|
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