Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB Hard Drive
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Western Digital WD2500AAKS Caviar Blue 250GB 7.2K Hard Refurbished

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WD2500AAKS 250GB Gigabytes(GB) 7200 RPM 16 MB Buffer Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS) Small Form Factor (SFF) Internal Hard Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the WD2500AAKS Western Digital Hard Drive

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital storage, selecting the right internal hard drive for your computing needs is crucial. Among the myriad options available, the Western Digital WD2500AAKS stands out as a reliable and high-performance choice. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features and specifications of the WD2500AAKS 250GB Internal Hard Drive, providing you with valuable insights to aid in your decision-making process.

Storage Capacity

At the core of this hard drive is its impressive 250GB storage capacity. This makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, from everyday computing tasks to storing multimedia files and applications.

Rotational Speed - 7200 RPM

ne standout feature of the WD2500AAKS is its 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM) rotational speed. This high RPM ensures fast data access times, making it ideal for tasks that demand quick and efficient data retrieval.

Buffer Size - 16 MB

Equipped with a 16 MB buffer, this hard drive optimizes data transfer rates by temporarily storing frequently accessed data. This contributes to smoother overall system performance, especially during multitasking or data-intensive operations.

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)Understanding SATA

The WD2500AAKS utilizes Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) for connecting to your computer's motherboard. SATA is a widely adopted interface that facilitates high-speed data transfer between the hard drive and other components of your system.

Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS)

This hard drive supports a SATA interface with a transfer rate of 6 gigabits per second (GBPS). This impressive speed ensures that data is transmitted swiftly between the hard drive and the motherboard, minimizing data transfer bottlenecks and enhancing overall system performance.

Small Form Factor (SFF)The Significance of Small Form Factor

The WD2500AAKS is designed with a Small Form Factor (SFF), contributing to its compact size. A smaller form factor is advantageous for systems where space is a premium, such as in compact desktops or systems with limited internal space.

Performance and ReliabilityOptimized Performance

The combination of a high rotational speed, ample buffer size, and a fast SATA interface translates into optimized performance for the WD2500AAKS. Users can expect responsive computing experiences, quick application loading times, and efficient data access.

Reliability Features

Western Digital is renowned for incorporating reliability features into its hard drives, and the WD2500AAKS is no exception. With features like error recovery controls and advanced caching algorithms, this hard drive aims to provide a dependable storage solution for various computing needs.

Compatibility and System RequirementsOperating System Compatibility

The WD2500AAKS is designed to be compatible with a range of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. This broad compatibility ensures that users can seamlessly integrate the hard drive into their preferred computing environment.

System Requirements

To harness the full potential of the WD2500AAKS, users should ensure that their system meets the recommended requirements. This includes having an available SATA port on the motherboard, sufficient power supply, and appropriate mounting space for the small form factor design.

Practical Applications Everyday Computing

For everyday computing tasks such as web browsing, document editing, and email management, the WD2500AAKS provides ample storage capacity and responsive performance.

Multimedia Storage

With its 250GB capacity, this hard drive is well-suited for storing multimedia files, including photos, videos, and music. Users who engage in content creation or enjoy a vast media library will appreciate the generous storage space.


Gamers looking for a reliable storage solution will find the WD2500AAKS capable of handling gaming installations and providing quick load times, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

General Compatibility

The WD2500AAKS Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7.2K RPM SFF SATA hard drive is designed to be compatible with desktop computers, laptops, and other consumer-grade devices that have a SATA interface and support the drive's form factor. The drive features a SATA III interface with a 6 Gbps data transfer rate and Small Form Factor (SFF) design.

It is important to check with the computer or device manufacturer to ensure that the drive is compatible with your specific model. Additionally, it's important to check the power and cable requirements for the drive, to make sure that your computer or device has the necessary connections.

It's recommended to check your computer or device manual or the manufacturer's website to see if it supports SATA hard drives and the connection interface is compatible with the hard drive. Additionally, it's important to check the storage capacity and form factor of your computer or device to make sure that the drive will physically fit.

It's worth noting that this model has been discontinued, and the knowledge cutoff is 2021, so the information above may not be accurate anymore, and it might not be available for purchase.


The WD2500AAKS Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 7.2K RPM SFF SATA hard drive was a reliable hard drive when it was available, it was designed for general usage scenarios such as file storage and media playback, and it was suitable for use in desktop computers, laptops and other consumer-grade devices.

However, it's worth noting that this model has been discontinued and the knowledge cutoff is 2021, so the information above may not be accurate anymore and it might not be available for purchase. Additionally, hard drive failure rates are affected by various factors such as usage, environment, and handling, so it's difficult to provide a definitive statement about the reliability of this drive.

It's recommended to check the warranty and return policy of the vendor where you plan to purchase the drive, also consider the use case and the criticality of the data that you're going to store on the drive and plan accordingly. Backups and redundancy options can help mitigate the risk of data loss.

General information about the WD2500AAKS
  • Manufacturer : Western Digital Corporation
  • Model Number or SKU# WD2500AAKS
  • Product Type : Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • HDD Type : SATA-||
  • Drive Type : Hard Drive – Internal
  • Interface : 250GB
  • Width : 4 in
  • Depth : 5.8 in
  • Height : 1 in
  • Form Factor : 3.5" x 1/3H
  • Capacity : 250 GB
  • Interface Type : Serial ATA-300
  • Buffer Size : 16 MB
  • Compliant Standards : S.M.A.R.T.
  • Drive Transfer Rate : 300 MBps (external)
  • Seek Time : 8.9 ms (average) / 21 ms (max)
  • Track-to-Track Seek Time : 2 ms
  • Average Latency : 4.2 ms
  • Spindle Speed : 7200 rpm

Finally, the Western Digital WD2500AAKS 250GB Internal Hard Drive stands as a commendable choice for users seeking a combination of storage capacity, performance, and reliability. Whether you're building a new system or upgrading an existing one, the WD2500AAKS offers a well-rounded set of features to meet various computing needs. With its 7200 RPM, 16 MB buffer, SATA interface, and small form factor, this internal hard drive is positioned to deliver a seamless computing experience across a spectrum of applications. Consider the WD2500AAKS for a dependable storage solution that prioritizes performance and versatility in a compact design.

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