Western Digital WD1601ABYS 160GB Hard Drive
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WD1601ABYS Western Digital 160GB 7.2K RPM 16MB Buffer Refurbished

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WD1601ABYS Western Digital 160GB 7.2K RPM 16MB Buffer 3.5Inches Form Factor SATA 300 Hard Disk Drive. Refurbished.
Western Digital
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Product Overview of the Western Digital WD1601ABYS

The Western Digital WD1601ABYS is a hard disk drive that is known for its high-speed performance and high capacity storage capabilities. It is an excellent choice for those who require a large amount of storage space for their data and want a reliable, durable, and fast hard drive.

Capacity and Form Factor

The WD1601ABYS has a storage capacity of 160GB, which is sufficient for most personal and professional users. This hard drive has a 3.5-inch form factor, which is the standard size for desktop computers. It is important to note that this hard drive is not suitable for laptops or other mobile devices due to its larger size.

Rotational Speed and Buffer Size

The WD1601ABYS has a rotational speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM), which is faster than the standard 5,400 RPM found in most hard drives. This increased speed means that the hard drive can read and write data more quickly, which translates to faster performance overall. Additionally, this hard drive has a 16MB buffer, which helps to improve performance by temporarily storing frequently accessed data.

SATA 300 Interface

The WD1601ABYS uses a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface with a transfer rate of 300 megabytes per second (MB/s). This interface is commonly found in modern computers and is known for its fast data transfer speeds and ease of use. It is important to note that the SATA 300 interface is not compatible with newer SATA standards, such as SATA 6Gbps.

Reliability and Durability

The WD1601ABYS is designed to be a reliable and durable hard drive. It has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours, which means that it is expected to operate reliably for a long period of time. Additionally, it features Western Digital's RAFF (Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward) technology, which helps to protect the drive from vibrations and shocks that can occur during operation. This technology helps to improve the drive's reliability and reduce the risk of data loss.


The WD1601ABYS is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is important to note that the hard drive may require formatting before it can be used with certain operating systems. Additionally, this hard drive is not compatible with older computer systems that do not have SATA interfaces.

Overall, the Western Digital WD1601ABYS is a high-quality hard drive that offers fast performance, high capacity storage, and excellent reliability. It is an ideal choice for those who require a lot of storage space for their data and want a durable and long-lasting hard drive. While it may not be suitable for mobile devices due to its larger size, it is an excellent option for desktop computers and other devices that require a 3.5-inch form factor hard drive.

General Information about the Western Digital WD1601ABYS

  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Part Number or SKU# WD1601ABYS
  • Product Type : Hard Disk Drive

Technical Information

  • Capacity : 160 GB
  • Interface : SATA-Il
  • Drive Dimensions : 3.5 Inch
  • Spindle Speed : 7200 RPM
  • Buffer Size : 16 MB

Drive Performance

  • External Data Transfer Rate: 300MBPS (Maximum)

Dimensions and Weight

  • Width: 4 Inch
  • Depth: 5.8 Inch
  • Height: 1 Inch
  • Weight: 1.52 Lbs

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

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

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