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Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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Pick the drive that suits your needs with the confidence in knowing that all WD Caviar Blue drives are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

  • newegg High Performance Combining SATA 3Gbps interface, high speed cache and large capacity, the WD Caviar Blue internal hard drives provides solid performance to meet the most demanding environments and applications.
  • newegg Advanced Format Technology (AFT) Adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities, the Advanced Format Technology (AFT) is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. (AALX models only).
  • newegg WD Data Lifeguard Technology Exclusive Data Lifeguard data protection features include shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • newegg WD ShockGuard Technology ShockGuard technology instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations during operation. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.


Learn more about the Western Digital WD3200AAKS

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Series
WD Blue
Model
WD3200AAKS
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
320GB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
16MB
Average Seek Time
8.9ms
Average Write Time
10.9ms
Average Latency
4.2ms

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
SecurePark - Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non- operational shock tolerance.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Wayne B.
  • 11/22/2013 7:54:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good drive!

Pros: Very solid, was my main when purchased in 2007. Now its a main in my "guest" computer. Very solid drive!

Cons: Nothing for its time!

Other Thoughts: Was a great investment.

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  • Richard C.
  • 3/18/2013 7:32:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Bearings

Pros: Worked during warranty period.

Cons: Starting to fail after warranty period. Purchased May of 2009. The bearings are starting to fail. Will replace with a Seagate.

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  • Robert J.
  • 2/1/2013 10:58:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 Years Strong

Pros: I have two of these in a raid 0 array, and I use my computer for an average of 10 hours a day, every day for the last 3 years. I have not had the slightest issue out of these drives.

I have noticed the latest batch seem to be a high DOA %, but WD is a solid company that produces great products. I will buy more from them in the future.

Cons: The cache is small and the speeds are slow.

Other Thoughts: I have abused these drives for several years and they have taken everything I could throw at them. I am really impressed with their lifespan.

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  • Phillip L.
  • 1/20/2013 11:24:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs>1 year still working great

Pros: I've been using this since October 2011 as a secondary drive (use a Samsung 128 SSD for prime), but it's heavily used to store movies (not many at 320gb but still) and documents and it's still fast considering not SSD.

Cons: None.

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  • Bruce K.
  • 1/2/2013 9:24:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTypical WD Quality

Pros: Installed as a master drive in a build for a customer. Great, reliable performance for what it is, running in a system based on a Core 2 Quad Q6600 and XFX 680i LT motherboard. No complaints from the customer.

Cons: None.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 11/26/2012 6:22:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid HD

Pros: Installed this drive in November 2007 and it is still going strong! I keep my PC running well over 90% of the time.

Cons: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/23/2012 9:46:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Still running perfectly for 4 years. Never had any problems.

Cons: None.

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  • Elder B.
  • 10/20/2012 7:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLasted just under 3 years

Pros: Decent bang for the buck.

Cons: Didn't even last 3 years.

Other Thoughts: Just had a repeat customer bring their PC to me for repairs. Turns out the hard drive failed. I checked my order history and the drive wasn't even 3 years old. I expected better from Western Digital. I see there are alot of refurbs of this drive for sale now. I'm thinking this particular model was prone to failure.

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  • Bryant S.
  • 10/2/2012 7:58:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4 years and going strong!

Pros: Great Drive! Running 2 of 3 in a raid 5 with no problems what so ever. Had 2 of these drives in my previous build in a raid 0 for 2 years with no issues also!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: SATA III is so much faster!

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  • michael f.
  • 8/5/2012 11:45:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsupdate

Pros: they lasted a while
purchased in 2009, and failed 8-4-2012

Cons: failures, first it started out with bad sectors on two of four drives, performed a dod whipe and everthing seemed fine till last night. lost alot of data, turned on my pc and two boards fried on the hdd's, thought maybe my psu was crapping out and overvolted the hdd's, still no clue as to what fried them, psu is fine, switched boards from same model, one doesnt evan spin up and the other is click of death. all hard drives fail and it is very important to back up data! most of my data is backed up but i had new data that was not. i've learned my lessen, never trust any hdd no matter what make or model, and always back up frequently!

Other Thoughts: i'm still buying from western digital as i find them more reliable then others!

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