• Enterprise-class drive
  • Optimized for server use


  • Expensive

At A Glance

This pricey drive is a good choice for use in write-intensive environments, such as servers.

Manufacturer’s Description

This WD RE3 drive combines 16 MB cache with SATA 3 Gb/s transfer rate for lightning-fast performance in demanding server and storage applications. Technologically advanced acoustics minimize noise. Cool drive operation and enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

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The Specs

Part Number WD5002ABYS20PK
Inventory Number 32121
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Buffer Size 16.0 MB


PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 51.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 99.52
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 331.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 151.5
Internal Read - WinZip 327.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 72.56
Internal Read - ACDSee 494.0