Western Digital

WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage applications.

WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital and WD brand names.

Western Digital’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol WDC.

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The Western Digital RAID Edition 3 (RE3) line of 3.5" SATA HDDs are available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 1TB. I'm reviewing the new 1Terabyte model. Western Digital RE3 1TB HDDs interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 1000GBs or 1TB, the average latency of 4.2ms, a rotation speed of 7,200 RPMs, a 32MB buffer size, power consumption is 8.4W while being accessed and 7.8W when idle, the noise level is 28dBA to 33dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. Watch the video to find out more.

The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive's interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 1000GBs or 1TB, average latency of 4.2ms, a rotation speed of 7,200 RPMs, a 32MB buffer size, power consumption is 8.4W while being accessed and 7W when idle, the noise level is 24dBA to 33dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. This is one of the very best large capacity hard drives on the market. Watch the video to find out more.

The WD Scorpio 320GB 2.5" HDD drive's interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 320GBs, a rotation speed of 5,400 RPMs, a 8MB buffer size, the Read Seek Time is 12ms, power consumption is 2.5W while being accessed and only 2W when idle, the noise level is 24dBA to 26dBA, and is certified for Windows Vista.

The Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB Hard Drive (WD7500AAKS) is one of the largest hard drives currently on the market. Why does anyone need a hard drive this large? Well, if you are asking this question, you probably don't. On the other hand, if you have or are building a Home Theatre PC you most certainly can have definite use of a massive hard drive. Movies, family videos, music, TV shows, games and other data requires a lot of space. This hard drive performs very well, is quiet and affordable. It's a must have for any serious computer user.

The Western Digital Raptor X 150GB Hard Drive performs very well in a single drive configuration, but even better in a RAID0 configuration. This is really no surprise to me because I've own all the Western Digital Raptor series drives and they were stable, reliable and fast. None of these drives have ever failed. The Western Digital Raptor X 150GB Hard Drive is a perfect drive to have if you are a serious gamer or into hard drive intensive applications like video editing. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.