WD Caviar 80 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - WD800JB

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4.7
Overall Satisfaction
4.6
Value
4.9
Ease of Use
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The Western Digital Special Edition is a great drive. It is fast and quiet. There were no bad sectors on the initial scan of the disk, as I have found on previous disk drives. The one drawback with this disk as purchased from Buy.Com is that only the Disk drive came. Western Digital's web site indicates that it should come with mounting screws, a cable and installation software. I am using the drive as a slave drive, so the cable and software were not vital, but mounting screws the correct size for the drive are hard to find. If you are computer savvy, and have the hardware already, this Hard Drive is an excellent value. If you are not computer savvy, or do not have the mounting screws and cable, I would recommend buying this drive with the entire kit. Overall, I think this is a great drive.

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I bought this hard drive to replace the 10gb drive in my e-Machine 600IS because I was rapidly running out of room. With a previous upgrade to 256 MB Ram, this hard drive makes this computer hum even though it only has a Pentium III 600 processor. The new hard drive was very quick and easy to install using the software from Western Digital (downloaded before removing old drive) to partition the new one and copy the contents to the new drive (setting new drive as master and old as slave). I was really surprised with the how fast my computer is now - a real benefit of the 8 MB cache. I have used other hard drives in various makes and models of computers at work, but the Western Digital Caviar 80 GB with 8 MB cache is the best. Just be sure to use Western Digital's installation software - the key to a successful installation and copy.

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Great Drive but lacks hardware

on 1/25/2003

The Western Digital Special Edition is a great drive. It is fast and quiet. There were no bad sectors on the initial scan of the disk, as I have found on previous disk drives. The one drawback with this disk as purchased from Buy.Com is that only the Disk drive came. Western Digital's web site indicates that it should come with mounting screws, a cable and installation software. I am using the drive as a slave drive, so the cable and software were not vital, but mounting screws the correct size for the drive are hard to find. If you are computer savvy, and have the hardware already, this Hard Drive is an excellent value. If you are not computer savvy, or do not have the mounting screws and cable, I would recommend buying this drive with the entire kit. Overall, I think this is a great drive.

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A great product with unexpected benefits

on 4/18/2003

I bought this hard drive to replace the 10gb drive in my e-Machine 600IS because I was rapidly running out of room. With a previous upgrade to 256 MB Ram, this hard drive makes this computer hum even though it only has a Pentium III 600 processor. The new hard drive was very quick and easy to install using the software from Western Digital (downloaded before removing old drive) to partition the new one and copy the contents to the new drive (setting new drive as master and old as slave). I was really surprised with the how fast my computer is now - a real benefit of the 8 MB cache. I have used other hard drives in various makes and models of computers at work, but the Western Digital Caviar 80 GB with 8 MB cache is the best. Just be sure to use Western Digital's installation software - the key to a successful installation and copy.

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Product Overview

WD Caviar® Special Edition 7200 hard drives deliver data to users faster than any desktop hard drive has before. Perfect for games, DV editing and file server applications.

Specifications

Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WD800JB
SKU 10320783
UPC 718037721750
UPC 14 00718037721750
Links
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Features
Drive Interface IDE
Buffer 8 MB
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number WD800JB
Manufacturer Western Digital Corporation
Product Model WD800JB
Product Name Caviar Special Edition Hard Drive
Package Type Bulk
Product Line Caviar
Brand Name WD
Compatibility PC
Weight (Approximate) 1.32 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Width 3.5"
Storage Capacity 80 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Buffer 8 MB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 100 MBps
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate 65.63 MBps
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number WD800JB
Manufacturer Website Address www.wdc.com
Manufacturer Western Digital Corporation
Product Name Caviar Special Edition Hard Drive
Package Type Bulk
Product Line Caviar
Brand Name Western Digital
Additional Information Data Lifeguard: WD's exclusive hardware, software and services designed to protect your data.
Compatibility PC
Weight (Approximate) 1.32 lb
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.03"
Width 4"
Depth 5.79"
Compatible Drive Bay Width 3.5"
Compatible Drive Bay Height 1/3H
Storage Capacity 80 GB
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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