SATA 3.0 Gb/s InterfaceThe next-generation SATA interface supports up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections to allow the WD Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
WD WhisperDrive and SoftSeek TechnologyWhisperDrive 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.
WD Data Lifeguard TechnologyExclusive 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.
WD ShockGuard TechnologyShockGuard 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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Top performance for Windows Vista 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.
Date First Available
December 28, 2006
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