Real Gentlemen: Performance IDE Hard Drives

Western Digital 600BB

The WD600BB

Western Digital has five models in the BB series: 20, 30, 40, 60 and 80 GB (incidentally, WD recently announced a 100 GB drive on their website, but so far there's been no information as to its availability - stay tuned!). All of them have quick access times, decent data transfer performance, and above-average HighEnd Disk WinMark scores. Here we look more closely at the WD 600BB (60 GB).

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Western Digital WD600BB
Capacity20 GB (WD200BB), 1 Platter30 GB (WD300BB), 2 Platters40 GB (WD400BB), 2 Platters60 GB (WD 600BB), 3 Platters80 GB (WD800BB), 3 Platters
Rotation Speed7,200 rpm
Average Seek Time8.9 ms
Cache Memory2048 kB
Warranty3 Years

This picture shows the top side of the 600BB: On the sticker you can see the jumper settings that apply to the jumper block at the bottom of the image.

For more information about this drive, please go to the Western Digital website (opens in new tab) .