Pros

  • Solid 400GB model

Cons

  • Nothing exceptional about it

At A Glance

Western Digital's 400GB drive performs marginally worse but costs slightly more than its Hitachi counterpart.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD4000AAKS
Inventory Number 25654
Storage
Drive size 400.0 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 473.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 515.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 57.62
Internal Write - Large File 100.62
Internal Read - WinZip 352.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 148.18
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 170.74