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Western Digital Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 years limited
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The Western Digital Caviar SE delivers outstanding performance with a 7200RPM spindle speed and SATA 300 MB/s interface. SUch speed gives you a cold start in only about 9 seconds. 80GB gives you room to store all manner of possible programs and applications. The hard drive has an 8MB buffer, maximizing data transfer from buffer to host at 3.0 GB/s, and from buffer to disk at 748Mbits/s. The minimal non-recoverable error rate of 1 in 1014 and start/stop cycles make this disk remarkably reliable.

Cool operation results in the highest reliability, even in intensely hot environments such as digital video recorders. That's why these, the coolest on the market, are the drives of choice for the world's leading consumer electronics and PC manufacturers. With wide compatability, exquisite performance and solid reliability, WD gives us another great offering to bring to you!

  • newegg WD WhisperDrive and SoftSeek Technology WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to virtually below the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms resulting in more efficient operation.
  • 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • William S.
  • 3/26/2014 3:54:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDD

Pros: I bought this hard drive 10 years ago, and still works like a champ. It's been in 5 different PC's, and has not even hiccuped.

The one I bought was an IDE version.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: WD makes some darn good HDD's.

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  • Charles H.
  • 3/9/2014 12:49:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs9+ years and still going

Pros: I bought this hard drive over nine years ago and it has been through 3 computer rebuilds. Since 80 GB isn't much space anymore, I use it primarily as a backup image drive...still working great.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Other Thoughts: It keeps going and going...

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  • Eric H.
  • 2/28/2014 12:06:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsDrive

Pros: Good Drive

Cons: Neva' an issue

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  • Eric E.
  • 7/17/2013 12:05:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsIndestructable Workhorse

Pros: Reliable

Cons: Dated performance.

Other Thoughts: I just bought one of these used with 23,860 power on hours. It's dead quiet and works perfectly. There's a reason why Western Digital drives have higher resale value than most other brands.

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  • Richard T.
  • 1/16/2013 11:31:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs7 Years Strong

Pros: It's been 7+ years and this hard drive is still going strong. It's ridiculous. I bought other brands which lasted a year or two, WD is the way to go.

Cons: Probably not for sale anymore.

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  • Martin V.
  • 8/26/2012 3:00:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsStill Running at 100% Performance

Pros: Got it for free because I took it out of a computer my friend wanted to smash. I've done test on it and it's still running at top performance and minimal faults.

Cons: It's a bit small for me but I just use it as extra storage.

Other Thoughts: It came really useful when I was installing a new OS on my computer because I had only 1 main HD, and I was barely able to fit everything i needed into the 80g of space. But i was thankful I got to it in time. I'm not sure how old this HD is though. I pulled it froma a OPTIPLEX GX260

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  • Timothy H.
  • 2/26/2012 4:06:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Usual WD Cr@@P

Pros: worked for ALMOST 3 years,

Cons: Suddenly died...go figure as every WD drive i've ended up with getting dies JUST out of warranty. I've had all sorts of strange issues with WD products in the past and they didn't disappoint with this one either. Funny that I can run other manufacturers for several years, (I have some Maxor 200G IDE drives that have been to hell and back and still work no problem) but WD products seem to fail were others don't. From, sudden failure, onboard hd bios crashing, click of death...i've had them all, with every single WD i've owned. NO MORE MONEY FROM ME.

Other Thoughts: Never again...

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  • Brian P.
  • 2/17/2011 6:22:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHmmm 7 years later....

Pros: Hmmmm 7 years later.... I just found this hard drive in a junk yard and its now my primary.... lol Running like a champ!

Cons: Its not SSD?

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2010 9:42:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsstill going

Pros: still running in an email and surf pc for my mother we built her last year. no noise, seems pretty fast for a single drive, and has a good company name to back it.

Cons: cant really think of any, maybe its not 160gb?

Other Thoughts: Seems slower than most other drives, even my laptop, not sure if its that all my other computers are in some sort of raid of if thats the real speed of a single drive. (laptop, desktop, server are all raided one way or another)

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2010 1:06:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after 2 years.

Pros: Quiet, low price

Cons: Failed after 2 years.

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