Pros

  • Great price

Cons

  • Of limited use

At A Glance

This well-priced drive was the speediest PATA model on our copy files test.

Manufacturer’s Description

WD Caviar Special Edition 7200 hard drives deliver data to users faster than any desktop hard drive has before. Perfect for games, DV editing and file server applications.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD2500JB
Inventory Number 24085
Storage
Drive size 250.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Parallel ATA-100
Included Software
Included Software
  • installation guide
  • Data LifeGuard software
  • Data LifeGuard Tools
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • mounting screws
  • IDE interface cable

Performance

Performance
Windows File Search Test 132.67
Interface Tested ATA-100
Ahead Nero Burning Test 582.0
Large File Test 185.03
Test Version 1.0
ACDSee Test 518
McAfee Virus Scan Test 112.45
WinZip Test 343.0
Windows Files and Folders Test 198.61