WD XE 300GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive, 10,000RPM, 32MB Cache, SAS 6Gb/s Interface


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About WD WD XE 300GB

The WD WD XE SAS Hard Drive provides 300GB of high-performance storage, suitable for both enterprise server and enterprise storage applications. The ultra-fast 6Gb/s SAS interface enables optimum data reliability, availability and scalability. In an environment where space and power are limited, this drive is an effective solution for high-performance computing solutions such as power-constrained data centers, database transaction processing and rack, tower and blade servers.

WD WD XE 300GB Features

  • Ultra-Fast SAS Storage: WD XE SAS Hard Drive delivers 6 Gb/s transfer rates, sustained sequential data rates up to 204 MB/s and a fast average read seek time of 3.6ms
  • High Reliability Rating: Features 2 million hours MTBF
  • Low Power Consumption: This 2.5" (63.5mm) SAS drive requires less than 8W to operate
  • Ultra-Cool Operation: The small form-factor allows more system airflow resulting in low cooling costs
  • Dual Port, Full Duplex Connectivity: Offers high reliability, performance and data availability by eliminating single points of failure, designed for high-availability mission-critical enterprise systems
  • Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF): Optimizes operation and performance when the drives are used in vibration-prone, multi-drive chassis
  • 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
  • Environmentally Conscious: In addition to being ROHS compliant, this drive is built with halogen-reduced components
  • Applications- Performance Servers: Database, OLTP, high-performance computing, Performance Storage: Data centers and NAS arrays
  • Additional Features: SCSI command queuing

WD WD XE 300GB Specifications

SAS 6Gb/s
Formatted Capacity
User Sectors per Drive
Form Factor
2.5" (63.5 mm)
Data Transfer Rate
Buffer to Host: 6 Gb/s
Host to/from Drive (Sustained): 204 Mb/s
Rotational Speed
10,000 rpm
Average Drive Ready Time
13 sec
Load/Unload Cycles
50,000 1
Non-recoverable read errors
<10 in 1017 per bits read
2,00,000 hours
Average Power Requirements
12 VDC: 1.450 A maximum
Sequential Read: 7.0
Sequential Write: 5.3
Random Read/Write: 6.4
Idle: 5.2
Operating (2 ms, Read/Write): 30 Gs Operating (2 ms, Read): 65 Gs
Non-operating (2 ms): 300 Gs
Average Acoustics (dBA)
Idle mode: 30 dBA
Performance seek mode: 37 dBA
Operating Temperature
41 to 131deg.F (5 to 55deg.C)
Non-Operating Temperature
-40 to 158deg.F (-40 to 70deg.C)
Minimum: 0.6" (15.24mm), Maximum: 0.59" (15.00mm)
Length: 3.94" (100.08mm)
Width: ± 0.01
Minimum: 2.5" (63.5mm); Maximum: 2.75" (69.85mm)
0.51lbs / 0.23kg, ± 10%
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