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Western Digital Caviar WD800BB 80 GB

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... I came away with an 80Gb Western Digital Drive, even though I had never previously heard of the company. Since buying the drive, I have since read about them in computing magazines, and drives by this manufacturer are frequently amongst the top 5 in any group test. This has backed up my ... Read review

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I only need the space for my porn collection

AdvantagesHard drive space is very cheap nowadays, and worth it for older PCs. Great manual

DisadvantagesInstallation is difficult compared to other PC components

"...came away with an 80Gb Western Digital Drive, even though I had never previously heard of the company. Since buying the drive, I have since read about them in computing magazines, and drives by this manufacturer are frequently amongst the top 5 in any group test. This has backed up my view that I have made a sensible and decent purchase for once. ### OPENING THE BOX ### If you have never opened your PC case before, then installing a hard drive ..." Read review
30.08.2003

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A taste of luxury in the form of mass gigabytes

AdvantagesPrice, speed, quietness

DisadvantagesInstallation in older PC maybe tricky

"...started to fail. We chose the Western Digital Caviar 80Gb model for several reasons. Firstly the price, it happened to be on special offer from Dustins, which is a cheapish computer supplier here in Sweden. The equivalent UK price would be around 60 pounds, which included postage. It arrived within 2 days of ordering, which was great. No cables or instructions were supplied, just the basic hard drive unit, which looks pretty similar to most other ..." Read review
17.04.2003

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Manufacturer's product description

Western Digital - the leader for high quality hard drives, introduces the Caviar - a high performance hard disk drive. This series uses Western Digital's proven technology and quality manufacturing to deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Western Digital hard drives are specifically designed and tested for flawless operation in your equipment. Its large capacity and high speed make it the perfect choice for demanding applications. The Caviar offers superior quality and reliability at an affordable price.

General

MPN WD800BB, WD800BB-20PK, WD800BBRTL, WD800BBRTL2
Device Type Hard drive - internal
Capacity 80 GB
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Interface ATA-100
Buffer Size 2 MB
Bytes per Sector 512
Features Data Lifeguard, Shock Guard
Width 10.2 cm
Depth 14.7 cm
Height 2.6 cm
Weight 0.6 kg
Packaged Quantity 20 (specifications are for single item)

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate 100 MBps (external)
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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
Internal Data Rate 65.6 MBps, 52 MBps, 52.5 MBps

Reliability

Non-Recoverable Errors 1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles 50,000
MTBF 500,000 hours

Expansion & connectivity

Interfaces 1 x ATA-100 - 40 PIN IDC
Connections 1 x storage - ATA-100 - 40 PIN IDC
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 3 years warranty, 1 year warranty, 5 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years, Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 5 years - carry-in

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
Max Operating Temperature 55 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 85%
Shock Tolerance 65 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 350 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance 0.25 g @ 5-500 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)
Max Altitude Operating 3 km
Sound Emission 35 dBA, 38 dBA

Software & system requirements

Software Included Drivers & Utilities

Miscellaneous

Package Type Retail
Localisation English

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