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WD Caviar SE16 SE16 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - WD5000KS

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Time does tell...

on 3/8/2007

I've had a high failure rate so far. I have 5 of these in an nVidia RAID5 using SATA II. I've had 2 drives fail within an 8-10 week period after first use. Thankfully, they come with a 3 year warranty, and my RAID 5 is holding up, but 2 out of 5 seems high to me. No, heat was not a factor. I have kept a thermometer between the drives for weeks. During heaviest use, temperature was 110F (43C), and nominal was about 95F (35C). I keep these 5 drives in 2 disk bays, each bay with a 120mm fan blowing front-to-back. I even modified the top of my computer case to punch 2 large holes and mount 2 more 120mm case fans to suck the hot air up and out from directly over the back half of both drive bays. After implementing this 4-fan configuration, temperature never reached higher than 95F at worst.

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Product Overview

WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drive features 500 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. Yes, this reliable drive is fast, but it still delivers technologically advanced acoustics and cool operation. Designed for high-performance computers, multimedia and gaming systems.

Specifications

Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WD5000KS
SKU 202270222
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Features
Storage Capacity 500GB
Manufacturer Western Digital Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number WD5000KS
Standard Warranty 3 Year(s) Limited
Interfaces/Ports 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA
Form Factor 3.5" Internal
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Dimensions 1.028" Height x 4.00" Width x 5.787" Depth - Approximate
Data Transfer Rate 300MBps External Maximum Serial ATA - II / 748Mbps Internal Maximum
Weight 1.32 lb
Product Name Caviar SE16 Hard Drive
Tech Specs
Storage Capacity 500GB
Data Transfer Rate 300MBps External Maximum Serial ATA - II / 748Mbps Internal Maximum
Manufacturer Western Digital Corporation
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Manufacturer Part Number WD5000KS
Form Factor 3.5" Internal
Standard Warranty 3 Year(s) Limited
Dimensions 1.028" Height x 4.00" Width x 5.787" Depth - Approximate
Interfaces/Ports 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA
Product Line Caviar SE
Weight 1.32 lb
Buffer 16MB
Product Name Caviar SE16 Hard Drive
Platform Support PC
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Time does tell... on Mar 08, 2007

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