WD Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, 8MB Cache, PATA 100 MB/s, Single Pack


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Product Highlights

  • Solid performance
  • Ultra-cool and quiet
  • Capacity
  • NoTouch ramp load technology
  • IntelliSeek
  • ShockGaurd
  • Parallel ATA (PATA) Interface
  • 3.5" Internal Drives

About WD Caviar Blue Drive

The WD Caviar Blue PATA Hard Drive (160GB) features a cache size of up to 32MB, 7200 RPM spin speed, a PATA interface and a data transfer rate of up to 100MB/s. With its ultra-cool feature, the 160GB hard drive keeps the system cool during operation, thus protecting the drive and data from excess heat. Featured NoTouch Ramp Load technology ensures that the recording head never touches the disk media, providing enhanced drive protection in transit. IntelliSeek function calculates optimum seek speeds to minimize power consumption, noise and vibration. ShockGuard feature instantly protects your hard drive from bumps and vibrations while it is in operation.

WD Caviar Blue Drive Features

  • Solid performance: With PATA interface and cache size upto 8MB offers a full range of performance features
  • Ultra-cool and quiet: Keeping the drive cool enhances reliability. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drive cool while they are operating which helps protect the drive and the data stored on it
  • Capacity: WD Cavier Blue drive is available in capacity of 160GB because you can never have too much storage space
  • NoTouch ramp load technology: The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit
  • IntelliSeek: Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration
  • ShockGaurd: Instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running

WD Caviar Blue Drive Specifications

PATA 100 MB/s
Rotational Speed
7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size
8 MB
Average Latency
4.20 ms (nominal)
Load/unload Cycles
50,000 minimum
Read Seek Time
8.9 ms
Write Seek Time
10.9 ms (average)
Track-To-Track Seek Time
2.0 ms (average)
Full Stroke Seek
21.0 ms (average)
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)
972 Mb/s (Max)
Formatted Capacity
160,041 MB
160 GB
Form Factor
3.5 Inch
User Sectors Per Drive
Dimensions (HxWxD)
1 x 5.8 x 4" (25.4 x 147 x 102mm)
1.1 lbs (0.5kg)
Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock: 350G, 2 ms
Idle Mode: 24 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 0 27 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 3 25 dBA (average)
Operating: 32° F to 140° F (-0° C to 60° C)
Non-operating: -40° F to 149° F (-40° C to 65° C)
Operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
Non-operating: 5-95% RH non-condensing
Vibration Operating
Linear: 20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Random: 10-300 Hz, 0.008 g² / Hz
Vibration Non-Operating
Low Frequency: 5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
High Frequency: 20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
Current Requirements 12VDC
Read/Write: 280 mA
Idle: 270 mA
Standby: 6 mA
Sleep: 6 mA
Current Requirements 5VDC
Read/Write: 650 mA
Idle: 600 mA
Standby: 180 mA
Sleep: 180 mA
Power Dissipation
Read/Write: 6.61 Watts
Idle: 6.24 Watts
Standby: 0.97 Watts
Sleep: 0.97 Watts
Operating System
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