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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

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