WD1600AAJS Western Digital 160GB Hard Drive
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Western Digital WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue Hard Drive 160GB 7.2K Refurbished

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WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue 160 Gigabit(GB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 8 Megabytes (MB) Buffer 3.5 Inches Form Factor Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 300 Hard Disk Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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The Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 7.2K RPM SATA 300 Hard Drive (model WD1600AAJS) is a high-performance storage solution designed for desktop and workstation computers. With a capacity of 160GB, it provides ample storage space for a wide range of applications, including gaming, video editing, and data backup. With a fast 7200 RPM rotation speed and a SATA III interface, this hard drive delivers fast data transfer speeds and improved system performance. In this section, we will provide an overview of the key features and specifications of the WD1600AAJS hard drive.
Understanding Western Digital: A Trusted Brand

Western Digital, or WD, is a well-known and trusted brand in the world of data storage devices. They offer a wide range of products, including hard disk drives. The WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue is one of their offerings, known for its reliability and performance.

Interface Technology

SATA 3.0Gb/s (SATA 300) The WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue uses Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) technology with a data transfer rate of 3.0 gigabits per second (Gb/s), often denoted as SATA 300. This interface allows the hard drive to connect to the motherboard and transfer data quickly and efficiently.

Capacity Matters

Exploring 160GB Storage The WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue comes with a storage capacity of 160 gigabytes (GB). This amount of storage is sufficient for many everyday computing needs, including storing documents, photos, and even some multimedia files.

Speed and Performance

7200 RPM One of the key features of this hard drive is its rotational speed, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). The WD1600AAJS operates at 7200 RPM, which means the disk platters inside the drive spin at this speed. Higher RPM drives tend to offer faster data access and transfer speeds, making them ideal for tasks that require quick read and write operations.

Buffer Size

8MB for Efficient Data Handling The WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue is equipped with an 8 megabytes (MB) buffer. This buffer acts as a temporary data storage area, helping the drive manage data more efficiently. It can store frequently accessed data, reducing the time it takes to access and retrieve information, thus improving overall performance.

High-speed data transfer

The Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 7.2K RPM SATA 300 Hard Drive (model WD1600AAJS) is designed to deliver excellent performance for desktop and workstation computers. With a fast 7200 RPM rotation speed, it provides fast data access and transfer speeds, which can improve system performance and speed up tasks such as booting up the operating system, opening and saving large files, and running demanding applications.

The hard drive also has a SATA III interface, which supports transfer speeds of up to 6 Gb/s. This provides faster data transfer rates compared to SATA II (3 Gb/s) and SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) interfaces.

In terms of seek time, it has an average seek time of 8.9ms which is quite fast and will result in faster system performance. It also has a buffer of 8MB which helps in improving the overall performance of the hard drive.

Everyday Computing
  • Storing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Archiving photos, music, and videos.
  • Running office applications and web browsing.
  • Installing and running games with reasonable load times.
  • Storing game installations and saving files.
Media Storage
  • Storing and streaming multimedia content.
  • Managing a collection of photos, music, and videos.
Compatible systems

The Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 7.2K RPM SATA 300 Hard Drive (model WD1600AAJS) is compatible with a wide range of desktop and workstation computers. It is designed to work with systems that have a SATA III interface and support 7200 RPM hard drives. It is also backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I interfaces.

It can be used as a primary storage drive, or as a secondary drive for data storage and backup. It can also be used as a replacement drive for older systems that need an upgrade in storage capacity.

It is also compatible with most operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, and can be easily installed and configured as additional storage. It is important to check the system's documentation to ensure that it meets the requirements of the hard drive and that it has the necessary interface, power, and physical connection before installing the hard drive.

General Information about this Western Digital WD1600AAJS
  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Part Number or SKU# WD1600AAJS
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Sub-Type: SATA-II
Key Features for 160GB Hard Drive
  • Capacity: 160 GB
  • Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
  • Form Factor: 3.5inch x 1/3H
  • Buffer: 8 MB
Performance of SATA Hard Disk
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBPS (External) / 93.5 MBPS (Internal)
  • Seek Time: 8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)
  • Track-to-Track Seek Time: 2 ms
  • Average Latency: 4.2 ms

In summary, the Western Digital WD1600AAJS Caviar Blue 160GB HDD is a reliable and cost-effective storage solution for a wide range of computing needs. Its 7200 RPM speed, 8MB buffer, and SATA interface make it a competitive option for those seeking efficient and affordable storage. Understanding its features, benefits, and installation process will help you make an informed decision when selecting a hard drive for your system. Whether you're upgrading your storage capacity or building a new computer, the WD1600AAJS is a solid choice for dependable data storage.

Western Digital
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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