Pros

  • Speedy performer

Cons

  • Relatively high price

At A Glance

Top-flight performer posted some of the fastest write times we've seen.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 750GB WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM Hard Drive comes with a massive 16MB cache for fast performance. Its cool operating temperature means longer service life and greater reliability. Its WhisperDrive and SoftSeek technologies minimized noise to levels barely perceptible to the human ear in home and business environments.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD7500AAKS
Inventory Number 30582
Storage
Drive size 750.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
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 371.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 504.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 56.34
Internal Write - Large File 86.34
Internal Read - WinZip 332.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 120.88
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 159.06