WD1600AABB EIDE hard drive is designed for mainstream desktop personal computers. It features a fast 7200 RPM spindle speed, a 2 MB cache buffer, with a storage of 160GB. WD Caviar drive is built to the highest standards of quality and reliability by people who understand the importance of your data.
Customer Reviews of WD Caviar WD1600AABB 160 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - IDE - 7200 rpm - 2 MB Buffer
Great hard drive!6/15/2008
Hard drive works great. Very quiet. Good bang for the buck!
Good Product BUT No Instructions or Software6/10/2008
The WD hard drive is an excellent piece of equipment. Unfortunately, it came with NO installation instructions nor any other documentation and NO installation software. So, I was completely on my own to figure out how to install it and, in addition, without the required software I was limited to utilizing only a portion of its maximum 160 mg capacity. It came in an unmarked cardboard wrapper with just the hard drive and some bubble wrap and nothing else. If I was an experienced computer builder, that might have been acceptable, but I'm just an average user whose existing hard drive (also a WD) crashed and needed to be replaced. I eventually (with help from hours spent searching the internet, plus the WD website) got it installed and working - but still underpowered due to not having the proper installation software and no way to download and copy it. So, buyer beware. There's a reason the price is so good.
Maybe I missed it, but I did not see mention of this in the item description so be aware that this an OEM package (no software or ducumentation of any kind is included), not a big deal since everything is available from Western Digital's web site but it might make a difference to some folks. Otherwise the unit seems to work fine, very quiet - I can barely tell when it is running.
Westen Digital Hard Drive5/18/2008
Easiest hardware I have ever installed. I am using this for a second hard drive to download dvd movies.I have 21 movies stored and still have half the disc space to go. The price was great.
I purchased this drive to replace an older, smaller capacity drive that was going bad. Installation was simple and there haven't been any problems with it.