Pros

  • Enterprise-class drive
  • Optimized for server use

Cons

  • 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD5002ABYS20PK
Inventory Number 32121
Storage
Drive size 500.0 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 331.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 494.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 51.0
Internal Write - Large File 72.56
Internal Read - WinZip 327.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 99.52
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 151.5