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WD1501FASS 1.5TB

The Western Digital WD1501FASS 1.5TB is a 3.5" 1500GB Hard Disk Drive.

It uses the SATA 3Gb/s interface and has a speed of 7200 RPM.

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Western Digital WD1501FASS 1.5TB

Drive TypeHard Disk DriveThis defines whether the drive is a large-capacity slower hard disk drive, a smaller-capacity but much faster solid-state drive, or a hybrid
Physical Size3.5"The size of the drive dictates which drive bays it will fit into - generally a small drive will fit into any bigger drive bay with an adapter
Capacity1500GBThe drive storage capacity is the limit to the size of files that can be stored
Cache Size64MBThe bigger the cache, the more data that can be temporarily stored for faster access
RPM7200 RPMThe higher the RPM, the faster the hard drive, and the faster stored data can be accessed
Drive InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sThe interface is the type of motherboard connection and defines the bandwidth limit of the drive

WD1501FASS 1.5TB compatibility review

The Western Digital WD1501FASS 1.5TB is a hard disk drive, which means it stores data using quickly rotating disks, or platters, that can be read and written on via the moving actuator arm. Hard disk drives generally have a large storage capacity, and so are perfect for large amounts of data. The potential performance is well below that of solid-state drives, but they can definitely still hold their own. The Western Digital WD1501FASS 1.5TB is a good example of a high performance hard disk drive, and should complement any PC build as a primary storage device.

With a cache of 64MB, the Western Digital WD1501FASS 1.5TB can store an extremely large amount of data temporarily, which will result in much faster loading times for previously loaded files and applications. At a speed of 7200 RPM, the hard disk drive spins at about the market average for desktop PCs. This speed is widely considered the desktop standard, providing a good balance between reliability, cost, performance, and noise.

With a capacity of 1500GB, the Western Digital WD1501FASS 1.5TB has a decent amount of storage. Using the SATA 2.0 3Gb/s interface this hard disk drive will not be limited by its connection with the motherboard, and there is currently no real reason to choose SATA 3.0 over SATA 2.0 for a mechanical hard disk drive (SSDs are another matter).

A form factor size of 3.5" is standard for desktop drives, and this will fit into any standard case drive bay, or into a 5.25" drive bay with an adapter.

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