Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Lacks bundled extras

At A Glance

This solid option costs little and bundles the free Google Desktop software.

Manufacturer’s Description

WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drive features 320 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, this reliable drive is fast, but it still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia and gaming systems.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD3200KS
Inventory Number 25659
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Included Software
Included Software Google Desktop tools
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Test Version 2.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 506.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 514.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 52.46
Internal Write - Large File 118.14
Internal Read - WinZip 344.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 176.1
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 163.92