Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB Hard Drive
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Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM SATA-II Refurbished

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WD3200AAKS Caviar 320 Gigabytes (GB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA-II) 16 Megabytes (MB) Buffer 3.5Inch Form Factor Low Profile Hard Disk Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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More Information on the Hard Drive

The WD3200AAKS Western Digital Caviar 320GB 7.2K RPM SATA-II 16MB Buffer Hard Drive is a high-performance hard drive that is optimized for use in desktop computers, laptops, and other consumer-level devices. The 320GB capacity provides ample storage space and the 7,200 RPM spindle speed, SATA-II interface, and 16MB buffer provide fast data access and transfer rates. Additionally, this drive features a 3.5-inch form factor, which is commonly used for internal hard drives in desktop computers and other devices. It's recommended to check with the manufacturer of your system to ensure compatibility and also to check if any firmware or bios updates need to be done before installing this hard drive. Note that this hard drive uses the older SATA-II interface, which has a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps, and systems that use the newer SATA III interface, which has a data transfer rate of 6 Gbps, may not be fully compatible with it.

Overview of Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar

  • The digital era has ushered in a demand for high-performance storage solutions, and one name that stands out in the realm of hard disk drives is Western Digital. In this detailed review, we delve into the Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar, a 320 Gigabyte (GB) marvel that operates at 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), featuring Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA-II), a 16 Megabyte (MB) Buffer, and a 3.5-Inch Form Factor with a Low Profile design. Let's explore the intricacies of this hard disk drive (HDD) and understand how it can enhance your computing experience.I.
  • The Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar is a high-capacity hard disk drive designed to meet the storage demands of modern computing. With a generous capacity of 320 GB, this HDD caters to users who require ample space for storing documents, multimedia, and applications. Its 7200 RPM rotational speed ensures swift data access and transfer rates, making it suitable for a range of applications, from everyday computing to multimedia editing.

Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Performance

One of the key features that define the Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar is its impressive 7200 RPM rotational speed. RPM measures how quickly the hard disk drive's platters spin, influencing data access and transfer speeds. In comparison to lower RPM drives, the 7200 RPM of the WD3200AAKS results in reduced latency and faster read/write operations, making it an ideal choice for tasks that demand quick data retrieval, such as gaming or video editing.

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA-II)

The WD3200AAKS Caviar boasts Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA-II) connectivity, a standard interface that facilitates high-speed data transfer between the hard drive and the motherboard. SATA-II offers several advantages over its predecessor, including faster data transfer rates and improved efficiency in handling multimedia content. With SATA-II support, the WD3200AAKS ensures a seamless connection to your system, optimizing overall performance.

Impressive 16 Megabytes (MB) Buffer

  • The presence of a 16 MB buffer in the Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar further contributes to its performance prowess. The buffer, also known as the cache, acts as a temporary storage area for frequently accessed data, reducing the time it takes to retrieve information. A larger buffer, such as the 16 MB in this HDD, enhances multitasking capabilities and accelerates data-intensive tasks, making it an excellent choice for users who demand efficient and responsive storage solutions.

3.5-Inch Form Factor with Low Profile Design

  • The physical dimensions of a hard disk drive play a crucial role in its compatibility with various systems. The WD3200AAKS features a 3.5-inch form factor, which is a standard size for desktop hard drives. Additionally, its low-profile design ensures compatibility with systems where space is a premium. This makes the WD3200AAKS versatile, fitting seamlessly into a wide range of desktop configurations without sacrificing performance or storage capacity.

Reliability and Durability

Western Digital is renowned for producing reliable and durable storage solutions, and the WD3200AAKS Caviar is no exception. The drive is built with high-quality components and undergoes rigorous testing to ensure long-term reliability. Whether used for daily computing tasks or as a primary storage solution for critical data, users can trust the WD3200AAKS to deliver consistent performance.

Use Cases

The Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar's specifications make it suitable for a variety of applications. Its generous storage capacity is ideal for users with diverse needs, ranging from storing large multimedia files to running resource-intensive applications. The 7200 RPM ensures smooth operation during gaming, while the 16 MB buffer enhances performance in multitasking scenarios. Whether you are a casual user, a content creator, or a gamer, the WD3200AAKS is designed to meet your storage requirements.

Performance and Reliability

  • The Western Digital Caviar WD3200AAKS is a 3.5-inch hard drive with a storage capacity of 320 GB. It has a spindle speed of 7200 RPM and a buffer size of 16 MB. It uses the SATA-II interface and is designed for use in desktop computers. This hard drive will provide relatively good performance with faster read and write speeds compared to slower 5400 RPM hard drives, but it will not be as fast as a 10k or 15k RPM hard drive in terms of data access. It is a good balance of storage and performance for desktop computers and is suitable for use as a primary or secondary storage drive

Form Factor

  • The Western Digital Caviar WD3200AAKS is a 3.5-inch hard drive with a SATA-II interface. It is compatible with most desktop computers that have a SATA-II or SATA-III connection. It will also work with most motherboards that have a SATA-II or SATA-III controller.
  • It is important to note that, this hard drive is a legacy product, which means that if you are planning to use it in a new system, you should check the system manual and confirm the compatibility before purchasing.

General Information about this Western Digital WD3200AAKS

  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Model Number or SKU# WD3200AAKS
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Sub-Type: SATA-II
  • Product Line: WD Caviar

Technical Feature for SATA Hard Disk Drive

  • Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
  • Capacity: 320 GB-7.2K RPM
  • Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
  • Buffer Size: 16 MB
  • Compliant Standards: S.M.A.R.T.

Performance of 320GB Hard Drive

  • 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

The Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar stands as a testament to Western Digital's commitment to delivering high-quality storage solutions. With its impressive 320 GB capacity, 7200 RPM performance, SATA-II connectivity, 16 MB buffer, and low-profile design, this hard disk drive caters to the diverse needs of modern users. Whether you're a casual user seeking reliable storage or a power user engaged in resource-intensive tasks, the WD3200AAKS offers a compelling combination of capacity, speed, and reliability. Consider integrating this HDD into your system and experience a new level of storage performance and efficiency.

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