WD Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, 16MB Cache, SATA 6 Gb/s Interface, 7200 RPM Speed, Single Pack


About WD Caviar Blue

The WD WD3200AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive provide performance and reliability for everyday computing. It is built to the highest standards of quality and features a 320GB capacity at an affordable price. This Hard Drive features a SATA 6Gbps interface which increases airflow and offers less clutter in the computer system compared to PATA drives.

WD Caviar Blue 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 to protect the drive and the data stored on it
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Hard Drive: SATA 6 Gb/s drive now is a great way to make sure your hard drive will be compatible with next generation motherboards and chipsets
  • 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
  • ShockGuard: Instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications
  • Tested for Compatibility: WD performs tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in their FIT lab and Mobile Compatibility lab to give the customers confidence that the drives will work in their systems

WD Caviar Blue Specifications

SATA 6 Gb/s
Formatted capacity
User sectors per drive
SATA latching connector
Form factor
RoHS compliant
Data transfer rate (max)
Buffer to host: 6 Gb/s
Host to/from drive (sustained): 126 MB/s
Rotational speed (RPM)
Load/unload cycles
Non-recoverable read errors/bits read
<1 in 1014
Power Management
12VDC peak (A, ±10%): 1.77
Average power requirements (W)
Read/write: 6.0
Idle: 5.6
Standby: 0.9
Sleep: 0.9
Operating Temperature ( Deg.C)
0 to 60
Non-Operating Temperature ( Deg.C)
-40 to 70
Shock (Gs)
Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30
Operating (2 ms, read): 65
Non-operating (1 ms): 350
Average acoustics (dBA)
Idle mode: 29
Performance seek mode: 30
Dimensions (H x L x W)
1.028" x 5.787" x 4" / 25.4 x 147 x 101.6 mm
0.99 lbs / 0.45 kg
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