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WD 320GB Caviar Blue 3.5" PATA Internal Drive

WD 320GB Caviar Blue 3.5" PATA Internal Drive

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra-Cool & Quiet
  • Solid Performance
  • No Touch Ramp Load Technology
  • PATA 100 Mbps Interface
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 7200 RPM
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The 320GB Caviar Blue 3.5" PATA Internal Drive from Western Digital is ideal for family and business computing. Available with PATA interface, this internal drive gives you high performance and ultra-cool and quiet operation. It is also RoHS compliant.

Solid Performance
With PATA interfaces and 8 Mb cache size, this series of drives offers a full range of performance features.
Ultra-Cool and Quiet
Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. Western Digital 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.
Western Digital Caviar Blue drives are available with 320GB because you can never have too much storage space.
No Touch 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.
Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
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.
Interface PATA 100 Mbps
Formatted Capacity 320,072 MB
User Sectors per Drive 625,142,448
SATA Latching Connector No
Form Factor 3.5" (8.89cm)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Data Transfer Rate Buffer to host: 100 Mbps*
Host to drive: 126 Mbps 1
Please Note:

*Maximum burst rate running the Mode 5 Ultra ATA transfer mode.

Cache 8 Mb
Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Reliability / Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000 2
Please Note:

Controlled unload at ambient condition.

Non-Recoverable Read Errors <1 in 10 per bit reads
Power Management
12VDC 1.77
Average Power Requirements Read/Write: 5.36
Environmental Requirements
Temperature Operating: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30
Operating (2 ms, read): 65
Non-operating (1 ms): 350
Acoustics Idle mode: 29
Performance Seek mode: 30
Dimensions (HxWxL) 1.02 x 4 x 5.78" (2.59 x 10.16 x 14.68cm)
Weight 15.2 lb (430.91 g)
WD 320GB Caviar Blue 3.5" PATA Internal Drive
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty*
  • Note: *The term of the limited warranty may vary by region.


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    Western Digital320GB Caviar Blue 3.5" PATA Internal Drive

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    Haed Drive

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    from Mpls, MN

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