The Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT is a hard drive that has a capacity of 320GB, a spindle speed of 5,400 RPM, and an 8MB cache. It uses a SATA (Serial ATA) interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps. This drive is designed for use in laptops and other portable devices that use SATA connections. The form factor is 2.5 inch which is the standard size for internal hard drives used in laptops and other portable devices. This drive is designed for general purpose storage and it's not designed for enterprise or high-performance workloads. It is important to check your device's specifications and compatibility before purchasing this hard drive, including the firmware and driver compatibility and the system requirements such as power, cooling and physical space.
The Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT is a hard drive that has a spindle speed of 5,400 RPM and a SATA interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps. This drive is designed for use in laptops and other portable devices, and it's not designed for enterprise or high-performance workloads. As it's a laptop drive, its performance is optimized for low power consumption, quiet operation and high reliability. The performance of the drive will be suitable for everyday usage such as file storage, web browsing, and office work. However, it may not be able to handle heavy workloads such as video editing, gaming, or large data sets. It's important to note that the performance of the hard drive can also be affected by other factors such as the RAID configuration, other hardware and software components of the system, network bandwidth, and the data access pattern. It's always recommended to benchmark the performance of the drive in the target environment and compare it with the requirement and the workload. It is also recommended to use it in a RAID setup, in order to get the best performance and data protection.
It's also important to mention that using the drive in a RAID setup will also increase the drive's reliability and availability. RAID also provides data protection by duplicating data across multiple drives, so in case of a drive failure, the data can be rebuild from the other drives.
ReliabilityThe Western Digital Scorpio 320GB 5.4K RPM SATA Hard Drive (WD3200BEVT) is a 2.5-inch hard drive that uses the SATA interface, which is widely supported by most computers and other devices that use internal hard drives. The drive would be compatible with any device that supports the SATA interface such as a desktop or laptop computer, external hard drive enclosure, or gaming console. However, it's always best to check the device's manual or specifications to ensure compatibility.
General Information about this Western Digital WD3200BEVT
- Part Number or SKU# WD3200BEVT
- Manufacturer: Western Digital
- Product Type: Internal Hard Drive
- Interface: SATA 3GBPS
Performance for 320GB Hard Drive
- Form Factor: 2.5-inch
- Capacity: 320GB 5.4K RPM HDD
- Cache: 8 MB
- Spindle Speed: 5400 RPM
- Average Seek Time: 12 ms
- Drive Interface Type: SATA 3GBPS
Dimension and Weight of SATA 3GBPS Hard Disk Drive
- Width: 2.8 Inch
- Depth: 3.9 Inch
- Height: 0.6 Inch
- Weight: 0.50 lbs
- Features: ShockGuard Technology, SecurePark Technology, WhisperDrive Technology
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SATA 3gb/s HDD (Hard Drive)
Browse through the products under this category for all your SATA 3Gb/s HDD needs. If you are eager to tune up your PC for performance and storage capacity, the replacement of system hardware is the surest way to go. The upgrade to a SATA 3Gbps will actually help you squeeze big performance gains from your system.
The SATA 3Gbps is representative of the second revision of SATA technology that has transfer rates of 3Gbps and can attain a bandwidth throughput of 300MB/s. The 3Gbps hard drives are compatible with the variations of SATA – backward compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s and forward compatible with SATA-III.
SATA II Hard drive vs SSD
The big move has been to solid-state drives (SSD) to improve performance. If you've not migrated to an SSD, you are missing out and have not experienced responsiveness. Apps launch faster, Windows boots and file transfers happen faster with SSDs.
With prices having dipped to about $1/GB, you have no reason not to get a SATA 3Gb/s drive to optimize performance. If you have the SATA 3Gbs port, you have no reason not to update to higher-performance hard drive disks. SATA drives are generally high capacity and low cost which gives a good value in terms of low cost per gigabyte of storage.
The most common SATA 3Gb s HDD is the 7.2K SATA but there are many other speed offerings right from 5.4K to 10K RPM. These hard drives are best suited for data storage, home users, and backups. The best way of measuring speed is through inputs outputs per second (IOPS) which defines data throughput – the actual read speed and write speed. The 7.2K SATA 3Gb/s drive will operate at about 80 IOPS. SSDs with SATA ports/connectors have markedly higher speeds and can achieve anything between 4,600 and 75,000 IOPS depending on the type.
SATA 3gbs HDD Options
You can get a wide range of storage capacities for the SATA 3Gbps HDDs right from 500GB and reaching the 8TB mark. We recommend storage capacities between 1 and 3TB since they offer good value for cost and capacity. That said, we have the following options: 1TB-7.2K RPM, 2TB-7.2K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM, 4TB-7.2K RPM that are real value for money as well as lower capacity SATA drives for home users and backups such as 300GB-10K RPM, and 750GB-7.2K RPM.
The reliability of SATA is not comparable to that of SAS drives that are designed for high demanding applications. SATA 3Gb/s HDDs are not designed for use in servers and other high demanding applications where high availability and speed requirements are a top priority. These drives are best suited for lower-level demands such as backups and for desktop PCs for home use. The mean time before failure (MTBF) for SATA drives is about 700,000 hours compared to 1.2 million hours for SAS hard drives.
Another outstanding feature is that of power consumption whereby SATA 3 Gb/s drives are power rated at 10 to 12 watts for normal operating conditions and consume 4 to 6 watts of power when idle.
We have SATA-II-rated cables of all lengths up to 1 meter in length. The cables are coupled with SATA connectors with the typical 7 pins for data and 15 pins for power. Check on all other SATA technology including SATA controllers, SATA connectors, and SATA adapters.
You will be courting disaster if SATA 3Gb s HDDs are used for high I/O applications and mission-critical websites. Performance issues, downtime, data corruption, and data loss are some of the challenges you may encounter. Talk to us and we can match you with the right SATA 3gbps hard drive disks to meet your speed and performance needs. SATA 3Gb/s hard drives are the best choice for cheap servers and home use.
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