The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive is a storage device designed for use in notebook computers. It is a reliable and high-performance hard drive that is ideal for users who require large amounts of storage space for their data.
In this article, we will discuss the features and benefits of the Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive in detail.
Features of the Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB Hard Drive
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive has a capacity of 320GB. This is a considerable amount of storage space for a notebook hard drive and is sufficient for storing large files such as music, videos, and photos.
Revolution per minute (RPM)
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive has a speed of 5400 revolutions per minute (RPM). This means that it can read and write data at a faster speed compared to hard drives with lower RPM.
Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA)
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive uses Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) interface to connect to the motherboard of a notebook computer. The ATA interface is a standard interface used by most hard drives and is compatible with most notebook computers.
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive has an 8MB buffer. The buffer is a temporary storage area that holds data while it is being transferred between the hard drive and the computer. A larger buffer means that the hard drive can transfer data more efficiently, which results in faster read and write speeds.
2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF) Form Factor
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive has a 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF) form factor. This means that it is smaller than standard desktop hard drives, making it suitable for use in notebook computers. The small form factor also means that it consumes less power, generates less heat, and produces less noise compared to larger hard drives.
Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE)
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive uses the Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) interface to connect to the motherboard of a notebook computer. The IDE interface is an older interface that is still used in some notebook computers. However, it has been largely replaced by the newer Serial ATA (SATA) interface.
Benefits of the Western Digital WD3200BEVE 320GB Hard Drive
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive is a reliable hard drive that is designed to withstand the rigors of daily use. It has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of up to 600,000 hours, which means that it is less likely to fail compared to other hard drives.
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive is a high-performance hard drive that can read and write data at a faster speed compared to hard drives with lower RPM. This means that it can handle large files and applications without slowing down the computer.
Large storage capacity
The Western Digital WD3200BEVE Scorpio 320GB hard drive has a large storage capacity of 320GB. This means that users can store large amounts of data such as music, videos, and photos without having to worry about running out of storage space.
Details Information about the Western Digital WD3200BEVE
- Manufacturer : Western Digital Corporation
- Model Number or SKU# WD3200BEVE
- Brand Name : Western Digital
- Sub-Type : 320GB 5.4K RPM ATA-IDE
- Type : Hard Drive (HDD)
- Product Line : Scorpio
- Storage Capacity : 320GB
- Rotational Speed : 5.4K RPM
- Drive Interface : ATA-IDE
- Buffer : 8 MB
Dimension and Weight
- Width: 2.8 Inch
- Depth: 3.9 Inch
- Height: 0.6 Inch
- Weight: 0.50 lbs
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ATA-IDE was the standard interface for computers back in the 1980s and was designed to ensure compatibility with hard drives, CD or DVD drives. ATA-IDE is commonly referred to using other terms such as IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics), ATA, or PATA (Parallel ATA).
IDE is markedly different from ESDI (Enhanced Small Disk Interface) and SCSI since the controllers are found on each drive. Therefore, the ATA-IDE hard drive will connect directly to a controller or motherboard. For the ATA/IDE, data transfer will range between 5MB/s and 133MB/s speeds.
We have integrated drive electronics, IDE, hard drives, IDE connectors, and IDE cables that will help you in upgrading your systems and replacement of components. Depending on your needs, you can get hard drives across different storage capacities and read/write speeds including 160GB-7.2K RPM or 160GB-5.4K RPM, 250GB-7.2K RPM or 250GB-5.4K RPM, 300GB-5.4K RPM or 300GB-7.2K RPM, 320GB-5.4K RPM or 320GB-7.2K RPM, and all the way to 750GB capacity.
Each IDE channel is able to support two drives since the IDE ribbon cable has three connections – one to the motherboard and the other two connections to two drives.
How will your computer tell which drive is which after installation of a new ATA/IDE HDD seeing that you can connect up to 2 drives? The ATA-IDE uses a straight-through cable but can be configured with jumper blocks on the rear of the drive to denote it as primary (master) or secondary (slave). The jumpers are used across the board for optical drives and removable media drives as well. All ATA/IDE disk drives can have three basic configurations that are selected using jumper blocks including master (MA), slave (SL), and cable select (CS, CSEL).
We recommend the following settings at the time of installing a new hard disk or other ATA/IDE device to ensure fast and efficient performance on your computer/system.
- Master/slave – You need to jumper a drive as master so that it becomes the primary drive on the cable. Where you have both the hard disk drive and optical drive on the same cable, the hard drive must always be jumpered as master. Secondly, the cable should be connected to the ATA/IDE connector number one on the computer motherboard.
- Slave – You need to jumper a drive as a slave so that it becomes the secondary drive on the cable. In the scenarios where you have both the hard disk and optical drive on the same cable, the rule of thumb is to jumper the optical drive as the slave.
- Cable select – Finally, the position of the hard disk drive on the cable will determine which drive the system takes to be the master or the slave. The majority of the time, cable selection will call for the use of an 80-wire IDE ribbon cable. The 80-wire cables also support Master and Slave settings for the support of two drives. However, we also have specially designed 40-wire cables that are used by some computer vendors to support cable selection.
There are different types of IDE hard drive disks depending on the system and storage capacity. Hard drives require a cable/connection for both data and power. Unlike SATA, parallel ATA will have cable lengths of up to 18 inches. The ATA-IDE has both a 40-pin connector and an 80-pin connector that is attached to a ribbon cable. The connector in a 40-pin is distinctive in black color, while the 80-pin connector has three colors – black for the master drive, blue for the controller, and gray for the slave drive. For every cable, there are two or three connectors where one connector is attached to the interface that connects to the motherboard while the others are connected to the drives.
The 2.5-inch form factor ATA-IDE HDD is commonly used in notebooks or laptop computers makes use of a single 44-pin connection for both data and power. The ATA-IDE hard disks used in desktops make use of a 40-pin connection plus a 4-pin power connector. If you are experiencing challenges installing a new ATA-IDE HDD, it could be that you are having problems with the power and data cables and connectors. We can help you with the right cables to ensure that your computer rig is up and running once again.
We also have integrated motherboards that will support the use of both ATA/IDE and SATA so that you can build systems that meet your needs/specifications. Keep in mind that only one of the two can be used at a given time since both cannot be used simultaneously. Alternatively, we have adapters that will allow the use of an ATA/IDE hard drive with a SATA motherboard and a SATA drive with an IDE motherboard.
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