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The Western Digital 600AB has already been available for some time. That may be the reason for its low price: While the Maxtor and Seagate drives cost around $ 150, the Western Digital can sometimes be purchased for less than $ 130.
The Business and Highend Disk WinMarks are excellent tools for determing the performance of a hard drive with real applications. This is where Western Digital's strength lies, rather than in the area of data transfer speed.
|Western Digital 600AB|
|Capacity||30 GB (WD300AB), 1 Platter
40 GB (WD400AB), 1 Platter
60 GB (WD600AB), 2 Platters
80 GB (WD800AB), 2 Platters
|Rotation Speed||5,400 rpm|
|Average Seek Time||9.5 ms|
|Cache Memory||2048 kB|
The bottom of the drive is not directly protected, so Western Digital puts the ICs on the upper side of the PCB
For more information about this drive, please go to the Western Digital website .