Western Digital WD2500YS 250GB Hard Disk Drive
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Western Digital WD2500YS 250GB HDD 7.2K RPM SATA-II 16MB Refurbished

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WD2500YS 250 Gigabytes (GB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 7PIN Raid Edition 16 Megabytes (MB) Buffer 3.5inch Low Profile Hard Disk Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
Brand:
Western Digital
Product Condition:
Refurbished
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days
More Specification

The WD2500YS is a Western Digital 250GB hard drive with a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM. It uses the SATA-II (3 Gbps) interface, which is compatible with most computers. This hard drive is designed for use in desktop and small business servers, as well as in external storage devices that use the SATA interface.

  • The 250GB storage capacity provides ample space for storing large amounts of data such as videos, music, photos, and backups. The 7.2K RPM rotation speed and large storage capacity make it suitable for use in applications that require high-speed data access and large storage capacity. Additionally, the hard drive has a 16MB cache, which helps to improve performance by allowing the drive to quickly access frequently used data.
  • The SATA-II (3 Gbps) interface provides a maximum data transfer rate of 3 Gbps, which is slower than the latest version of the SATA interface (SATA III 6 Gbps) but still faster than the previous version (SATA 1.5 Gbps). The hard drive also uses non-enterprise firmware, which doesn't have advanced error detection and correction features, making it less reliable in enterprise environments compared to enterprise hard drives, but still is a good option for non-critical applications.
  • It's recommended to have a backup plan and regularly monitor the hard drive's health status to prevent data loss.

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, data storage plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless functionality and optimal performance of various devices. One such component that stands out in the realm of hard disk drives (HDDs) is the Western Digital WD2500YS. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the intricate features and capabilities of the WD2500YS, breaking down its specifications and highlighting the significance of each element.

Capacity of Storage
  • At the core of the WD2500YS is its impressive storage capacity of 250 gigabytes (GB). This ample storage space caters to the burgeoning needs of data-intensive applications, making it an ideal choice for both personal and professional use. Whether you're storing multimedia content, large datasets, or intricate software, the WD2500YS ensures that you have the space you need to keep your digital world organized.
Speed and Performance
  • Speed is a critical factor in determining the performance of a hard disk drive, and the WD2500YS doesn't disappoint. With a rotational speed of 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM), this HDD delivers swift data access and transfer rates. This high RPM ensures that your applications load quickly, and data retrieval happens in the blink of an eye, enhancing the overall efficiency of your system.
Interface (SATA) Technology
  • The WD2500YS adopts Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) as its interface, providing a reliable and efficient connection between the hard disk drive and the motherboard. SATA technology ensures seamless data transfer, reduced cable clutter, and improved airflow within the system. The SATA interface has become an industry standard for its versatility and compatibility, making the WD2500YS a fitting choice for a wide array of computing setups.
Connectivity
  • Designed with a 7PIN RAID Edition interface, the WD2500YS is tailored for environments that demand robust data protection and performance. RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations benefit from this specific edition, as it optimizes the HDD's compatibility with RAID controllers, enabling efficient data striping and mirroring. This makes the WD2500YS an ideal choice for users seeking enhanced data reliability and system resilience.
Buffer Size
  • A key aspect contributing to the WD2500YS's stellar performance is its generous 16 megabytes (MB) buffer size. The buffer, also known as cache, acts as a temporary storage area for frequently accessed data, reducing latency and enhancing overall read and write speeds. This sizable buffer ensures that the HDD efficiently handles data-intensive tasks, making it suitable for a range of applications, from gaming to professional content creation.
Form Factor: 3.5-Inch Low Profile Design
  • The physical dimensions of a hard disk drive are crucial, especially in scenarios where space is a premium. The WD2500YS boasts a 3.5-inch form factor, making it compatible with standard desktop configurations. Additionally, its low-profile design ensures easy integration into systems with space constraints, providing flexibility in deployment across a variety of computing setups.
High-Speed Data Transfer
  • The WD2500YS Western Digital 250GB hard drive has a maximum data transfer rate of 3 Gbps when using the SATA-II interface. While this is slower than the latest version of the SATA interface (SATA III 6 Gbps), it is still faster than the previous version (SATA 1.5 Gbps). This data transfer rate allows for improved performance when reading and writing data and can help to reduce the time required for data-intensive operations such as backups and file transfers.
  • However, it's important to note that the actual data transfer rate will depend on several factors, including the specific usage and configuration of the computer or server it's being used in. Factors such as the number of hard drives in use, the use of RAID configurations, and the performance of the host bus adapter can all affect the overall data transfer rate.
  • Additionally, the hard drive has a 16MB cache, which helps to improve performance by allowing the drive to quickly access frequently used data. The 7.2K RPM rotation speed also helps to improve performance by allowing for faster data access times.
  • It's recommended to have a backup plan and regularly monitor the hard drive's health status to prevent data loss.
Wide Compatibility
  • The WD2500YS Western Digital 250GB hard drive is designed to be compatible with most computers that support the SATA-II (3 Gbps) interface. This hard drive can be used as primary or secondary storage in desktop and small business servers, as well as in external storage devices that use the SATA interface.
  • The hard drive is compatible with most operating systems that support the SATA-II interface such as Windows, MacOS, and Linux, it's also compatible with most computers and servers that have a SATA-II interface.
  • It's important to check the computer or server documentation and specifications to ensure that it is compatible with the SATA-II interface and can support the hard drive's capacity, also ensure that the hard drive is compatible with the computer's operating system.
  • It's also important to note that this hard drive is not an enterprise-grade hard drive and it's not designed for mission-critical applications, it uses non-enterprise firmware, which doesn't have advanced error detection and correction features.
  • It's recommended to have a backup plan and regularly monitor the hard drive's health status to prevent data loss.
Main Information about this Western Digital WD2500YS
  • Part Number or SKU# WD2500YS
  • Capacity: 250GB
  • Type: Hard Drive
  • Brand Name: Western Digital
Performance of HDD
  • Drive Interface: SATA-II
  • Storage Capacity: 250GB
  • Rotational Speed: 7.2K RPM
  • Buffer: 16 MB
  • Size: 3.5"
  • Drive Type: Internal

Finally, the Western Digital WD2500YS emerges as a formidable player in the realm of hard disk drives, offering a harmonious blend of ample storage, high-speed performance, and advanced features. Whether you are a casual user seeking reliable storage or a professional requiring a high-performance solution for data-intensive tasks, the WD2500YS stands ready to meet your needs. Its 250GB capacity, 7200 RPM speed, SATA interface, 7PIN RAID Edition, 16MB buffer, and 3.5-inch low-profile design collectively contribute to a storage solution that excels in diverse computing environments. Upgrade your storage experience with the Western Digital WD2500YS and unlock the full potential of your digital endeavors.

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